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Google employs goats. Really!

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Cool example of being ecological and budget-concious at the same time. Google Inc. has just announced that it will employ goats (yes, goats, You know – those strange animals making mee-mee sound) to take care of bushes and dry grass around the Mountain View HQ. By cutting down the shrubs goats will help to prevent fires and will eliminate gasoline-eating machines. CUTE!

goatsFrom the Official Google Blog:

At our Mountain View headquarters, we have some fields that we need to mow occasionally to clear weeds and brush to reduce fire hazard. This spring we decided to take a low-carbon approach: Instead of using noisy mowers that run on gasoline and pollute the air, we’ve rented some goats from California Grazing to do the job for us (we’re not “kidding”). A herder brings about 200 goats and they spend roughly a week with us at Google, eating the grass and fertilizing at the same time. The goats are herded with the help of Jen, a border collie. It costs us about the same as mowing, and goats are a lot cuter to watch than lawn mowers.

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Written by Malgosia Minta

May 4, 2009 at 11:43 am

Posted in Inne, Kocham

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  1. This is great! You need to get out there and do a video on this and put it on your blog via youtube. I would love to see the dog herding the goats as well.

    alaquatv

    May 4, 2009 at 12:25 pm


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