Climate Solutions at Home: Induction Cooktops and Electric Leaf Blowers

Frying pan on an induction cook top

Thanks to an innovative e-lending program set up by Lafayette’s Environmental Task Force, city residents can borrow an induction cooktop or electric leaf blower for up to two weeks.

Compared to gas stoves, induction cooktops offer greater precision, safety, and speed in cooking—with no toxic emissions. And they are available in all price points, from portable units under $100 to high-end models. For information on rebates and incentives for induction cooktops and other home appliances, visit The Switch Is On.

Electric leaf blowers are cleaner, quieter, and less destructive than gas-powered leaf blowers, which emit high levels of toxic pollution and noise pollution. Ironically, gas-powered leaf blowers can be harmful for the long-term health of a garden because they damage the topsoil, a crucial component for healthy plants. For these reasons and more, gas leaf blowers will no longer be sold in California starting next year.

Attention Lafayette residents

If you live in Lafayette and would like to borrow an induction cooktop, sign up here. To borrow an electric leaf blower, sign up here.


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This article first appeared in our March 2023 Newsletter

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