TAG: Today’s Green Industry News

2017 GIE+EXPO breaks records

November 6, 2017By

The 2017 GIE+EXPO on Oct. 18-20, at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky., was another record-breaking event. “GIE+EXPO continues to grow in size as well as in its reputation as the industry’s gathering place,” said Kris Kiser, president and CEO of OPEI. The annual industry event draws all segments of the outdoor power equipment and lawn & garden industry.... read more

NALP recognizes the 2017 Awards of Excellence recipients

October 30, 2017By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) held its annual Awards of Excellence ceremony during Landscapes 2017 on Oct. 19. NALP’s Awards of Excellence offer national recognition for the best work in commercial and residential landscape design, installation, maintenance and interior plant work. This year, 136 recipients were awarded with Awards of Excellence. From the 52 Grand award-winning projects, three were selected for... read more

NALP’s Leaders Forum to take place in Punta Cana

October 10, 2017By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals’ (NALP) Leaders Forum, an executive-level education and networking event, will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on Jan. 25-28. “Attendees love this event. They talk about the intensive peer learning and relationship building as some of the biggest benefits,” said Sabeena Hickman, CEO of NALP. “We... read more

EPA recognizes Toro with WaterSense award

October 10, 2017By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized The Toro Co. with the 2017 WaterSense Excellence Award. Toro was presented the award at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas on Oct. 5. “Toro is committed to developing innovative irrigation solutions and outreach efforts to help our customers efficiently use water,” said Phil Burkart, vice president of Toro’s irrigation and lighting businesses.... read more

Las Vegas landscapers work to construct memorial

October 6, 2017By

Fifty-eight trees—one for each victim of the Las Vegas shooting on Oct. 1—now stand resilient in the city-owned lot near Third Street and Charleston Boulevard. The centerpiece is a large donated oak tree, referred to as the “tree of life,” The Deseret News reported. “There are a lot of oak trees around town, but they’re called ‘living oaks,’” said Las Vegas City Attorney... read more

Project EverGreen assists Detroit-based nonprofit

October 6, 2017By

Project EverGreen, the Cleveland-based nonprofit that works to raise awareness about the benefits of green space and often renovates green spaces in urban areas, made good on its promise to assist the winners of its “Our Winning Green Space Contest.” The lucky Detroit-based nonprofits are In Memory Community Garden and the Warrendale Community Organization. “We entered on a lark, hoped for... read more