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Commenting on the backlash against keeping one's own lawn, in USA Today:

"While a field of green, closely cropped grass is the default landscape for a 'nice' neighborhood, there's no reason it has to be ... at least if we value the planet and our time ... Lawns are incredibly inefficient, and not just from an environmental perspective. Maintenance requires time and money ... The best approach is for all of us to start thinking of lawns as a fashion--a fashion like wearing the feathers of rare birds in hats was once a fashion. Fashions can change when enough people decide they are ridiculous or wasteful."

--8/16/10

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Sources: Quayleforcongress.com ITV; New York Times; CNN; New York Times; BBC; Lansing (Mich.) State Journal

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