NorthStar Moving Teams Up with Hungry Goats to Protect Homes from Wildfires

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ELM Goats to Unleash Their Eco-friendly, Brush-clearing Goats as Clients Move in to Their New Homes; Defending Against California’s Wildfires

“Which would you rather have in your yard? Heavy equipment or the peaceful grazing of goats?” said Laura McHolm, NorthStar Moving co-founder & chief of organized living.

As Californians brace for a heightened wildfire season, and May, National Moving Month, kicks off the busy moving season, NorthStar Moving ® Company, the leading eco-luxury mover in California, and Environment Land Management (ELM) and their goats have teamed up to protect from fire damage the millions moving into new homes.

This unique partnership rolls out the grassy welcome mat to the herd as the boxes are being unpacked, checking off the most important to-do on the move-in list: protecting what’s under your roof. ELM will deliver a herd of as many hundreds of goats needed to eat away at large sections of dry grass, weeds, and thistles as well as any added services necessary to take care of anything that is flammable.

“Goats are clean, quiet and the eco-friendly option for land-clearing efforts. Areas cleared or thinned by goats recover naturally and resist wildfires, protecting lives and properties,” said Johnny Gonzales of Environment Land Management. “That’s why we are thrilled to team up with NorthStar Moving as both of our busy seasons kick-off. It is the ideal timing to ensure homeowners are safeguarding their new homes from the threat of wildfires.”

“Which would you rather have in your yard? Heavy equipment or the peaceful grazing of goats?” said Laura McHolm, NorthStar Moving co-founder & chief of organized living. “I know what I would prefer. The added bonus is the goats are not only an effective option but they are the green solution to brown, overgrown and flammable brush. Unfortunately, this year, as a result of our horrible draught, there has already been more than double the average number of wildfires in California. We want to ensure that when our clients are moving into their new homes, they don’t just settle into their new lives but also fully protect their families by removing flammable brush. And, what’s a more fun way to do it? Channel your inner Heidi!”

This new package has garnered a nickname and can be requested individually or combined with any of NorthStar Moving’s luxury services to address a customer’s specific moving needs:

The Billy Goat – Have you herd this old fairytale? Once upon a time, there were three Billy Goats Gruff who wanted to cross a bridge guarded by an angry troll. Today, the angry troll has been replaced by an equally threatening evil – wild California brush fires. And once again, the Billy Goats have devised an ingenious plan to conquer evil. Yep, they’ll gobble it up! These Billy Goats use their huge appetites for good: clearing grass, brush, and weeds to protect homes on California hillsides from those nasty wildfires. Why not let these crusader goats eat your snarly wild dried brush? And, like every fairytale, there’s a happy ending. Hurrah! No need to hear angry trolls, crackling fires and fire trucks. Instead, you might even hear the sweet sounds of goat bells and find yourself yodeling.

About NorthStar Moving
Founded in 1994, Los Angeles-based NorthStar Moving® Company has redefined the moving industry as the first to offer eco-luxury moving services, elevating basic moving and storage services to a new unparalleled level of customer service, customized care and environmental consciousness. Honored with more awards for service than any other moving company: “A+” rated by the Better Business Bureau, voted Citysearch “Best Mover,” earned the most five star ratings on Trustlink and Yelp, and recipient of dozens of awards for corporate culture, green practices, community outreach, and growth including multiple “Best Places to Work” awards and ranked on the Inc. 5,000 list for the fastest growing companies in the U.S. for seven consecutive years. The company's local, long distance and international moving, storage services, and eco-luxury packages have been featured in leading magazines including The Robb Report Collection and on multiple home and design television shows. NorthStar Moving has proven the state-of-the-art way to move is with its red carpet service, recommended by Coldwell Banker Concierge, The Franklin Report,, The Getty Museum, and an impressive list of celebrity clientele. NorthStar Moving’s mission is to exceed their clients’ expectations with graceful customer care and to move service back into what should have always been the ultimate service industry: the moving industry. For more information, please visit or call (800) Ask-Pros (800) 275-7767.

About Environment Land Management
Environment Land Management (ELM) is an integrated fire prevention company with mechanical, manual and goat services to give the most coverage and value per work site. Brush control experts since 1999, the company’s goats reduce the spread of invasive plants, return nutrients back to the soils from which they came and help greatly in a lower carbon foot print by reducing equipment, need to transport to landfills and harmful over burning. Serving all of Southern California, ELM’s system is complete, lifestyle compatible, and effective. For more information please visit or call 619-234-4555.

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