Latest Outdoor Power Equipment Institute Stories

2014-06-10 08:21:24

OPEI's campaign continues to warn users of boats, motorcycles, snowmobiles, small engine and outdoor power equipment to use correct fuel ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Protecting your boat, outdoor power equipment, snow mobile, motorcycle and small engine equipment just got easier - thanks to a new partnership that reminds consumers to avoid using greater than 10 percent ethanol gas in any outdoor power equipment or other non-road product, such as boats, snowmobiles...

2011-02-15 08:00:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Education and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute's Education and Research Foundation announce the launch of TurfMutt, an online, science based program designed to help educators teach an appreciation of backyard and community green spaces and landscapes. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110215/PH48089 ) "The TurfMutt educational curriculum is a valuable resource for educators seeking to teach their students about...

2010-05-05 13:57:00

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Auto Alliance, the American Petroleum Institute and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute urged EPA to delay action on the agency's proposal to allow higher levels of ethanol in gasoline. Higher levels of ethanol have not been proven safe or effective according to industry projections based on preliminary results of testing introduced today at a meeting of the Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Research Coordination Group. Dave McCurdy, president and...

2010-04-19 08:10:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) today announced the national rollout of the TurfMutt educational outreach program to 25,000 schools across the country. The TurfMutt education program teaches third through fifth grade students the science behind green spaces' ability to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2), release oxygen, cool the air, control dust, reduce erosion and filter water. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release,...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'