Monday, March 15, 2010

PLANET's Day of Service: Do something your community will appreciate

The Professional Landcare Network’s (PLANET) Day of Service, set for April 22, 2010, is going to be huge. More than 1,000 landscaper company owners and their employees from across the United States and Canada have already selected projects and are gathering the necessary supplies and readying their teams. Many more are expected to join the movement as April 22, the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, approaches.

More than 2,000 landscape company employees and volunteers, many of them youngsters, selflessly gave of their time and sweat during last year’s PLANET Day of Service, the inaugural year of the event. They completed 285 projects. It’s impossible to calculate the amount of goodwill they generated within their communities.

Pick out a worthwhile project that you, your team and your friends can do to improve your community and be a part of this great event.

Here is the website for learning more about the Day of Service where you can the details and register:

And, while we’re on the subject, let’s recognize the PLANET Earth Day sponsors (at least to this point).

Lead sponsors: Agrium Advanced Technologies; American Profit Recovery; JOHN DEERE; Lawns by Yorkshire, Inc.; Shindaiwa

Other sponsors listed on the PLANET Website: Corona - Tools for a Lifetime; Duke's Landscape Management, Inc.; Ewing; Farmside Landscape & Design Inc.; The Greenwood Group, LLC; Grosh's Lawn Service; HighGrove Partners; Hoedown Gardening & Landscaping, Inc.; Include Software; Kichler Lighting; LawnAmerica; LebanonTurf; Nature’s Select; Nufarm Turf & Ornamental; PBI/Gordon Corporation; Premier Turf and Landscaping Inc.; Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops; Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.; Sebert Landscaping Company; Second Nature Lawn Care; STIHL Inc.; Terracare Associates; Turf Appeal Inc.


Finneys said...

Great blog entry! Thank you. I posted this to our blog as well at and our PLANET facebook and twitter accounts.

Marcus Pickel said...

I'm really proud to be part of this industry and to see everyone giving back to their communities. Without our communities supporting us we wouldn't be around!