The first PLANET Day of Service was held on Earth Day, Wednesday April 22, 2009. The purpose of the annual event is to give professionals in the landscape industry an opportunity to plan, organize, and carry-out volunteer service projects that benefit their own communities. Hundreds of volunteer landscape projects take place each year at schools, community parks, military memorials, libraries, and museums across the country.
Healthy and beautiful green spaces are a vital part of our communities. PLANET Day of Service unites landscape companies across the country in a day of public service and education about the importance of taking care of these important resources.
The Day of Service is organized by PLANET, the national trade association representing more than 100,000 landscape industry professionals, who create and maintain healthy, green living spaces for communities across America. PLANET members are committed to the highest standards in industry education, best practices and business professionalism.
For more information on PLANET, visit LandcareNetwork.org.
"When we had first read of our national organizationâ€™s idea of the 'Day of Service,' it was never a question of if we would participate as a PLANET member firm in this activity. The quandary for us was in deciding what would be worthy of this special day for our community and in representing PLANET. Today, with the help of PLANET, there has never been a better opportunity in history for our industry to shine. The PLANET Day of Service is an opportunity to truly give something back to your small part of the world and to those that it will affect."
— Buck and Sons Landscape Service, Inc.
Take pictures of your staff and volunteers in their PLANET Day of Service T-shirts working out in the field on your Day of Service projects. Be sure to send them to Heather Finney or Lisa Schaumann so that PLANET can capture these events in a 2013 PLANET Day of Service photo album.
Tag your PLANET Day of Service YouTube videos with “PLANET Day of Service 2013” and we’ll add them to PLANET’s YouTube video feed as well.