July 2009 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: July 2009

Impact of R & R and Legislative Day on the Hill for Tolles Students

The students at Tolles Career & Technical Center’s Turf, Landscape, & Greenhouse Mgt. Program have been blessed and honored to participated in the Renewal and Remembrance Day and Legislative Day on Capitol Hill for the second consecutive year.  Each of my six students, two of whom were returning for their second year of service, got […]

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Renewal and Remembrance – A Ritual of Respect

My first experience participating in PLANET’s Renewal and Remembrance this year was  memorable, but not for the reasons I had expected.  There were no moments when I was overcome by emotion.  Though I did develop a greater respect for humanity and what it means to me, which I imagine is different for all of us, […]

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Renewal and Remembrance '09: A PLANET Kid's Perspective

Hi, my name is Hannah. I am ten years old, and my grandpa is president of PLANET. My family and I went to Washington D.C. to pay tribute to the soldiers’ graves at the sacred Arlington cemetery with PLANET’s Renewal and Remembrance event on July 13th. We went to give honor to those who risked […]

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Twitter hashtag is #RRLEG09 for Renewal & Remembrance

I realize I am communicating with a fairly small group that is currently active on Twitter.  Nevertheless, by the end of PLANET’s Renewal and Remembrance and Legislative Day, a few more PLANET members will have learned more about Twitter and especially how Twitter hashtags work to bring a group together. A Twitter hashtag is always […]

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Sound advice from an industry veteran

Many years ago, my boss gave me some important advice after my team had completed a difficult project. He said, “Bill, congratulations on finishing this project. Of course, you know why you and your team succeeded, don’t you? Discipline was the key, and it’s always the key to getting something done.” With so much experience […]

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Green Industry Outreach Tool – www.thelandlovers.org

Associations from across the country united to create a national green industry careers Web site, designed to spark interest in the variety of positions that the green industry has to offer.  The site provides students with an overview of the many career options available in the green industry including: arboriculture, garden center, gardening services, irrigation, landscape design, […]

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PLANET Wins 2009 ASAE's Associations Advance America Award of Excellence

PLANET is one of only 17 organizations nationally to receive an Award of Excellence in the first round of the 2009 Associations Advance America (AAA) Awards program, a national competition sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) & The Center for Association Leadership, Washington, D.C. PLANET received the award for its Renewal & […]

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