Year: 2010

New Madates From PUCO – Are You Aware?

One of our maintenance/service truck and trailer combinations was stopped by a PUCO officer last Friday, August 27, 2010. There is apparently a new regulation that will affect ALL of us not only in the “green industry” but almost virtually every commercial vehicle. The new regulations affect any vehicle with a GVW of 10,000 pounds […]

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It’s time to register!

You may think I’m jumping the gun, but I’m not. As we all know, time flies during the busy season. Before you know it, October will be here and the Green Industry Conference (GIC), to be held October 27–30, would only be a few short weeks and away. For most PLANET members, attending GIC is […]

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Attending GIC and becoming certified upped my game ten-fold!

As a fellow green industry professional, I urge you to do both. Personally, I can’t afford missing the best show in our industry and I took that important step years ago of getting my certification. Now, you can do both and save money. PLANET is offering the Landscape Industry Certification Manager and other select exams […]

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Interiorscapers Heard Loud and Clear by IGCC

Several months ago, PLANET, Green Plants for Green Buildings, and several other organizations made an attempt to influence the LEED and carbon research data being gathered on a project that the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) was spearheading. Through a call to action sent out by the Interiorscape Industry Coalition members of these organizations flooded […]

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The accomplishment countdown

Since our inception in 2005, PLANET has been working to make positive changes for our members and the industry, as a whole. Our committed volunteer leaders, working alongside of staff, have helped to reach our goals and foster the results we seek. The past five years have gone by quickly, and we have some great […]

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Let’s play offense for a change

Last month, I mentioned how important it is for PLANET members to be more aggressive about marketing our association. I also implied that one of the challenges we all face in doing this is our need to stay focused on our businesses. You don’t need to be reminded how difficult and time-consuming being an entrepreneur […]

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A 9-year-old reflects on his Renewal & Remembrance experience

Tomorrow, most of my friends are going to the pool, a camp or the movies. My brother, Jack and I are going to a cemetery. Arlington Cemetery. You probably think my mom and dad are taking the day off to take us sightseeing. Not really. We are going there to work with 400 other people […]

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Flat Rate Friday – July 16th!

I want to personally invite you to GIC this year, PLANET’s Green Industry Conference, and to tell you about our lowest discounted price ever! This Friday, July 16th, for one day only, we are offering GIC registration for a flat rate of $200 per person. You pay $200 and you get full registration including access […]

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It's no secret

There’s an old saying that industry veterans understand so well: For any company to reach its full potential, an owner has to switch gears — to stop working in the business and start working on it. This saying also holds true for PLANET. Since the merger, PLANET staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly in the […]

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Seeing is Believing

You know the old saying, “You don’t know what you’re missing until ….” Well, that phrase certainly applies when talking about PLANET’s Student Career Days (SCD). This is one of those things PLANET does extremely well, and that leaves other national associations amazed when they learn about it. This very special and unique event brings […]

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