TAG: charitable giving

SavATree builds, donates wheelchairs to seniors

February 12, 2015By

SavATree wrapped up its annual sales conference a little bit differently this year, holding a team-building “wheelchair build.” Keeping with the conference theme of “We Are All Connected,” or “Mitakuye Oyasin (in the language of Native Americans),” SavATree worked in conjunction with the Senior Citizen United Community Services out of Audubon, N.J., to hold the wheelchair build, with the finished wheelchairs... read more

PLANET opens registration for Day of Service

February 5, 2015By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) opened registration for its annual Day of Service, held on Earth Day, April 22. As PLANET puts it, “Day of Service unites the landscape industry for a day of giving back that demonstrates the passion landscape and lawn care companies have for caring for our nation’s backyards, parks and green spaces, while at the same time... read more

Web Extra: Marty Lyon rallies 100 Men Who Care

October 31, 2014By

The story “Gaining ground on a cure” from the October 2014 issue of LM hits on how three landscaping companies raise funds for cancer research. Here’s how one of those companies, Lyon Landscape Architects, expands its “social consciousness” beyond cancer research, also channeling it into the organization 100 Men Who Care. Marty Lyon localizes Lyon Landscape Architects’ social outreach via... read more

Project EverGreen rallies partners to restore Columbus Plaza

October 17, 2014By

In celebration of National Public Lands Day, Project EverGreen partnered with Ruppert Nurseries, the Union Station Redevelopment Corp. (USRC) and the National Park Service (NPS) to give Union Station’s Columbus Plaza a complete facelift. The organizations joined forces to replant more than 600 new junipers and ornamental grass plants, laying new grass seed, weeding, mulching, power washing the hardscape and... read more

Ruppert Landscape gives $180K facelift to Baltimore park

October 11, 2014By

In hand with its commitment to revitalize Pigtown, a community in Southwest Baltimore, 500 Ruppert Landscape employees provided 5,000 man-hours and nearly $180,000 worth of landscape renovations to Carroll Park on Oct. 10. The project included demolition, excavation and grading work along with the installation of pavers, sod, perennials, grasses, groundcover, shrubs and trees. Carroll Park is 117 acres and... read more

Toro relaunches ‘Green Spaces Make Great Places’ program

September 26, 2014By

The Toro Co. brought back its “Green Spaces Makes Great Places” grant program for a second year. The program awards a total of $15,000 to communities and nonprofits nationwide to go toward landscape improvements. “Every day, we work to help customers enrich the beauty, productivity and sustainability of their outdoor environments,” said Judson McNeil, manager of Toro Giving. “We’re looking... read more