April 22, Earth Day, is also PLANET’s fifth annual PLANET Day of Service. The theme this year is Come Alive Outside. Landscape and lawn care industry professionals planned and organized more than 140 projects, with the help of 1,900 volunteers from 36 states and Canada, and Trinidad and Tobago. Some of the projects included: creating memorial gardens, sprucing up Boys & Girls facilities, sports fields, churches, planting gardens, and cleaning up city parks. The value of the time and services donated during this year’s Day of Service is estimated at $660,000.
Many of PLANET’s 15 state, regional, and allied partners organized projects as well as some of the event sponsors: Belgard Hardscapes, Blizzard Snowplows, Fisher Snowplows, Include Software, John Deere, Nature Safe, Western, TruGreen, Shindaiwa, CNA, Stihl Inc., Snapper Pro, Turf Appeal, Highgrove Partners, and The Greenwood Group.
For more information, or for a full list of projects, visit the website at www.planetdayofservice.org.