Google Employs 200 Goats to Mow Lawn

    Rather than using mechanical mowers, Google regularly employs a flock of 200 goats to naturally mow and fertilise the lawns.

    Google are one of the largest companies in the world, pioneering ambitious projects like Google Fiber and Google Glass. They also take the environment seriously, reducing carbon emissions where possible.

    One such example of their environmentally-friendly approach takes place just outside Google's door step, literally, where Google regularly employ a flock of 200 goats from California Grazing, a company that specialises in providing and overseeing goats that "eliminate noxious weeds, restore native grasses, and address fire prevention through fuel load reduction."

    By using this approach, Google eliminates the need for noisy mechanical lawn-mowers that chug gasoline and subsequently produce pollution. On their blog, Google say that using the goats costs about the same as lawn mowers.

    The goats are managed with a border collie named Jen and a trained herder. According to Google, the goats "are a lot cuter to watch than lawn mowers".

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