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High Tech Google Goes Low Tech


When you think of Google, the first thing that usually comes to mind is a cutting-edge high tech company. However, in an effort to lower the company's carbon footprint, Google is going low tech by using goats to mow the lawns at its' corporate headquarters instead of gas lawn mowers. Google rents 200 goats from start-up company California Grazing once a year for about a week to eat the grass and also fertilize the land (via goat droppings). Google says that it costs the same amount to have goats graze the fields once a year as opposed to hiring a landscaping company to mow the lawn and the goat droppings also help to make the ground more fertile over time.