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Oct 27, 2020, 08:45 ET Snow Thrower Usage: Get Ready Before the First Flakes Fall, Keep Safety Top of Mind

Snow flurries and winter storms will be here before we know it, and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) encourages home and business owners...


Sep 23, 2019, 10:25 ET The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute Announces First Look At 2020 Market Forecast

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has released its fall quarterly forecast, predicting a strong finish to 2019 and growth in U.S....


Mar 04, 2019, 10:56 ET TurfMutt Celebrates Ten Years of Unleashing Imaginations to Make Planet Greener, Communities Healthier

The highly successful TurfMutt environmental education and stewardship program celebrates its tenth anniversary of teaching the value and benefits of ...


Dec 10, 2018, 08:52 ET New Year's Resolutions for Your Yard and Outdoor Life

The turn of the new year is a great time to plan and dream about what you'd like to do in your yard or garden next year. Your living landscape is a...


Oct 01, 2018, 12:38 ET Spreading the Word about Pet-Friendly Green Spaces: TurfMutt Sponsors New Television Show, Ready, Set, Pet

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute's (OPEI) environmental education and stewardship program, TurfMutt, will sponsor a new television program,...


Jul 17, 2018, 08:55 ET Remember Safety First When Operating a UTV

Utility vehicles, or UTVs, are modern day workhorses that haul heavy loads, transport materials and make jobs easier. As they grow in popularity in...


Jan 17, 2018, 09:05 ET TurfMutt Encourages Pet Lovers to Participate in Change a Pet's Life Day on January 24

Lucky the TurfMutt, a former street dog who is now the spokesdog of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute's (OPEI) environmental education program,...


Dec 04, 2017, 07:55 ET TurfMutt Shares Winter Storm Safety Tips for Pets

Lucky the TurfMutt is a former street dog who spent cold days and nights without a home before he was rescued by Kris Kiser, President and CEO of the ...


Nov 01, 2017, 08:55 ET New Outdoor Classroom Debuts at Tampa-Area School, Thanks to TurfMutt Grant

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from TurfMutt, an environmental stewardship and education program managed by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute's (OPEI) ...


Oct 24, 2017, 08:55 ET TurfMutt Shares Top 5 Reasons to Adopt an Older Dog During Petfinder's "Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month"

Lucky the TurfMutt is a former street dog turned superhero who got a new "leash" on life when he was saved from a busy Indiana roadway by Kris Kiser, ...


Sep 26, 2017, 10:54 ET TurfMutt Encourages Families to Get Outside for "National Walk Your Dog Week"

National Walk Your Dog Week (October 1 to 7), which aims to address canine behavior issues and canine obesity, is a great opportunity for you and...


Jun 12, 2017, 09:05 ET Chuck Bowen Joins The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute As Vice President, Communications

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) announces Chuck Bowen, landscape industry insider and long-time associate publisher and editor of Lawn & ...


May 23, 2017, 08:55 ET TurfMutt Named an Official Education Partner of the U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named TurfMutt, the environmental stewardship and education program for students in grades K-5, an...


Dec 28, 2016, 01:09 ET When Winter Storms Hit, TurfMutt Urges Everyone To 'Bone Up' On Wise Weather Practices

As snow and ice storms hit this winter, environmental superhero and real-life rescue dog, TurfMutt, urges everyone to "bone up" on wise wintertime...


Jun 07, 2016, 08:30 ET TurfMutt "Signs On The Pawprint Line" For Second Season With CBS TV Show, Lucky Dog

TurfMutt, the outdoor education and environmental stewardship program led by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute's (OPEI) Research and Education...


Mar 14, 2016, 09:59 ET Ready For Spring? Time To Tune Up Your Lawn And Garden Equipment

Spring is on its way and winter-weary home owners are eager to spend time outside in their yards. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an...


Feb 18, 2016, 11:15 ET TurfMutt Environmental Education Program Expands With New Materials And $5,000 Grant Contest Developed With Scholastic

Learning how to take care of the planet and studying science just got more fun with TurfMutt, an environmental stewardship and education program for...


Nov 05, 2015, 09:05 ET TurfMutt to Appear on Lucky Dog TV Show, Airing on CBS on Saturday Mornings

A D.C. area rescue dog named Lucky and his owner, Kris Kiser, will appear this season on the Emmy Award-winning "Lucky Dog" show that airs Saturday...


Jun 04, 2015, 02:26 ET Elementary School Students Win "BE A BACKYARD SUPERHERO" Contest

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI)'s Research and Education Foundation and Scholastic announced the winners of TurfMutt's national "Be a...


May 29, 2015, 03:16 ET New OPEI Survey Shows Consumers Remain Ill-Equipped for Newer Fuel Options at the Pump

Consumers are ill-equipped to make smart decisions about new gasoline choices entering the marketplace, such as fuel blends greater than ten percent...


Jan 06, 2015, 09:05 ET The Equipment Engine & Training Council Partners With OPEI on the 'Look Before You Pump' Ethanol Education Campaign

The Equipment Engine & Training Council (EETC) has joined forces with the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) in the 'Look Before You Pump'...


Oct 07, 2014, 10:05 ET The International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association Partners With OPEI on the 'Look Before You Pump' Ethanol Education Campaign

Protecting your investment in small engine products, from boats to snowmobiles, from outdoor power equipment to motorcycles, is smart equipment...


Jun 09, 2014, 08:45 ET Before The Storm Hits: Get Ready For A Safer Clean-Up Before A Hurricane Or Severe Weather Strikes

Far too often, people face grave safety threats after a hurricane or severe weather ends when they begin to clean-up their homes and businesses. It's ...


Feb 20, 2014, 08:15 ET Lowe's, Walmart and True Value Retailers Bring OPEI's 'Look Before You Pump' Ethanol Message Direct to Consumers

As consumers head to retail stores this spring to purchase mowers, chain saws, generators, blowers, trimmers, power washers, and a host of other...


Oct 31, 2012, 02:37 ET Outdoor Power Equipment Institute Issues Portable Generator Safety Reminders in Wake of Hurricane Sandy

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) today issued reminders on generator safety in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and resulting power outages....