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'Growing' in Louisville

Growth is the theme of this year’s Green Industry Conference (GIC). So, in keeping with this theme, PLANET will provide members with an opportunity to “grow” our industry’s impact on the city of Louisville.

To do so, we’ve teamed up with Metro United Way, the local United Way affiliate, to identify a few small community service projects in the downtown area.

This inaugural event, which we’ve christened “PLANET Gives Back,” is a way for members attending GIC to demonstrate the charitable and generous nature of our industry. Participants will split their time among four organizations — Bridgehaven Mental Health Services, Heuser Hearing Institute, Engelhard Elementary School, and The Center for Women and Families — and work to enhance areas of their facilities. Although our time with these organizations is limited, we’re excited to be able to give something back to them.


PLANET Gives Back is a hybrid of our national Day of Service held in April and Renewal & Remembrance, held each July at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. I invite you to go online to GreenIndustryConference.org and select Community Service – PLANET Gives Back from the Program and Education tab for more details about the project. You can also contact MaureenAcquino@landcarenetwork.org for up-to-date information.

We’re eager to get PLANET Gives Back underway and believe it will lead to a timeless and fulfilling tradition during GIC. Enjoy your time at GIC, soak up new information, and get involved in our newest project!

 What: PLANET Gives Back

When: October 26, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Downtown Louisville

Who: PLANET members attending GIC. Note: Registration is limited to the first 50 individuals.

Why: To highlight the green industry and the importance of giving back to the community.

Sabeena Hickman, CAE