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How Project EverGreen Selects GreenCare for Communities Projects

There is no shortage of public green spaces and parks in need of renovation. This is why in 2008, Project EverGreen created the GreenCare for Communities initiative to revitalize community green spaces. Since their first project in Akron, Ohio, GreenCare for Communities has restored nearly 200 million square feet of healthy grass. Restoring these green […]

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Renewal & Remembrance Serves as Meaningful Time to Give Back to Service Members

Each July, lawn care and landscape professionals have the opportunity to give their time and skills to care for the grounds at Arlington National Cemetery during Renewal & Remembrance. This year, volunteers will be able to work at Arlington National Cemetery and there are additional projects at the Washington Monument on July 17, 2023. “Renewal […]

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Celebrating Arbor Day Shows Hope for the Future

When Arbor Day was first founded in 1872, it was driven by J. Sterling Morton encouraging fellow Nebraska residents to plant trees across the territory. Now the day has become a time to celebrate the planting, upkeep and preservation of trees. “Arbor Day renews my hope and optimism that as a community, we acknowledge trees, […]

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Is Earth Day Still Relevant?

In 1970, Sen. Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day, celebrated on April 22, as a way to bring attention to environmental threats that were going unchecked. That same year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was created. Approximately 20 million Americans across the country held demonstrations against the deterioration of the environment. While many believed these rallies […]

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What You Need to Know About GreenCare for Troops

If you are looking for ways for your company to give back to the community, one possible opportunity is Project EverGreen’s program, GreenCare for Troops. Ki Matsko, program director of GreenCare/SnowCare for Troops, answers some of the common questions about this volunteer opportunity and how landscape professionals can get involved. What is GreenCare for Troops? […]

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Ruppert Landscape employees have a Thanksgiving celebration at the Frederick, Maryland, branch.
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Landscape Professionals Display the Spirit of Giving Throughout the Year

Thanksgiving and the season around it are an opportunity to practice gratitude and give back. However, landscape professionals often opt to practice a spirit of generosity year-round with both their employees and their local communities. Bob Ramser, president of Turfscape, Inc., based in Twinsburg, Ohio, says they choose to give back because it is important […]

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Help Military Families in Need Through SnowCare for Troops

As the winter counterpart to Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops, SnowCare for Troops ensures that the families of deployed military personnel don’t have to stress when the snow starts falling. This program connects snow removal volunteers with military families to provide complimentary snow and ice removal services. SnowCare for Troops was started in 2010 when […]

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GreenCare for Troops Provides Opportunity to Serve Military Families

If you’re looking for a way to give back to your community’s military families, Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program helps connect you with an active duty deployed service member’s family where you can provide complimentary lawn and landscape service during the length of the deployment. Phil Fogarty, master franchise consultant for Weed Man USA, […]

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Project EverGreen Revitalizes Community Gardens Throughout New York City

Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Communities initiative has been working to revitalize community green spaces since 2008. One of their focuses has been partnering with NYC Parks GreenThumb to restore various community gardens throughout New York City and five boroughs that are in need of renovation. “Project EverGreen’s goal is to increase the healthy greenspace footprint […]

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Registration Is Open for Renewal & Remembrance 2022

The 26th Renewal & Remembrance will take place on July 18, 2022. This year’s volunteer event will be held at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) and at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall. While Renewal & Remembrance has historically been held at Arlington National Cemetery, this marks the second year that NALP will have a […]

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