Planning for the Professional Landcare Network’s (PLANET’s) third annual Day of Service is underway. This program is a grassroots effort and opportunity for members of the green industry to come together across the country for a day of giving back to their communities through volunteer landscape, lawn care, tree care, and interior plantscaping projects.
“PLANET Day of Service is an opportunity for green industry professionals to demonstrate their industry’s commitment to community involvement. It is a great project for someone who has always wanted to improve the quality of life in their community but doesn’t know where to start,” said Shayne Newman, Landscape Industry Certified Manager, chair of the PLANET’s Public Relations Committee. “Planning a volunteer project can seem overwhelming, but PLANET makes it easy by providing the tools on the Day of Service Web site.”
In 2010, approximately 3,000 individuals participated in more than 200 projects in 38 states and Canada.
Interested participants for the 2011 PLANET Day of Service are encouraged to visit and register their projects on the newly enhanced planetdayofservice.org. The Web site contains a planning guide, and the tools and resources to help in putting together an event that will most benefit the community. Also, this new Web site now allows interested participants and consumers to find a project in their area, a feature that PLANET hopes will help to further increase the number of volunteers.
The Lead Sponsors for the 2011 PLANET Day of Service are American Profit Recovery, JOHN DEERE, and PBI/Gordon Corporation.