TAG: volunteer

Planet Community Stewardship Award Winner: Charity by design

August 2, 2018By

For one architectural software firm, giving never gets old. When 32 Nemetschek Vectorworks employees participated in a Habitat for Humanity project in 2006, they laid the foundation for homes—and built a long-term commitment to volunteerism in the process. “Since then, our desire to play a larger role within our community spread like wildfire among employees,” says Eric Gilbey, landscape industry... read more

Landscapes 2015 attendees to volunteer in Louisville

October 8, 2015By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) will hold its annual volunteer service event (formerly known as PLANET Gives Back), on Oct. 21, during this year’s Landscapes 2015 convention in Louisville, Ky. Dozens of NALP member volunteers will focus the majority of their efforts this year on St. Vincent de Paul—one of the oldest social service charities in Louisville—where they will be... read more

Cultivating an experience

August 19, 2015By
Gachina Landscape Management

A landscape firm’s large garden serves its staff and the community. Gachina Landscape Management in Menlo Park, Calif., has practiced sustainable gardening as part of some of its maintenance contracts for nearly a decade. It naturally parlayed those skills into its own project: a large garden area it calls The Farm. The Farm, launched in January 2014, is located about... read more

“How can I help?”

July 7, 2015By

I just committed 20. What does that mean, exactly? I made an online pledge to volunteer 20 hours of my time by the end of 2015. If Sun Valley Landscaping—the company featured in this month’s cover story—has its way, my volunteer time will be just a fraction of the 10,000 hours people will rack up under a campaign called Commit20,... read more

Project EverGreen extends GCFT to wounded, disabled veterans

March 26, 2015By

Project EverGreen expanded its GreenCare for Troops (GCFT) program to include wounded and disabled veterans in addition to families of currently deployed military personnel. The program, now in its ninth year, provides military personnel and their immediate families with free lawn care and landscape services from registered volunteers for the length of deployment, typically nine months to one year. The... read more

Day of Service

March 9, 2015By

Join thousands of your peers from across the nation on April 22 as we come together for the National Association of Landscape Professionals (formerly PLANET) Day of Service. Feel the sense of reward that comes from knowing that the community will benefit for years to come from your efforts. Experience the comradery that comes with a common purpose. Don’t put... read more