PLANET is 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.
What We Do
For its member companies, PLANET provides education, networking, safety, and business development programs including providing more than 50 webinars a year; hosting the Green Industry Conference, the largest educational event in the landscape industry; organizing public service events like Renewal & Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery, PLANET Day of Service, and PLANET Gives Back; holding specialty conferences in lawn care, landscape design/build/installation, and interior plant design; administering the STARS safe company program; managing the largest awards program in the industry; as well as advocating for the industry on Capitol Hill.
PLANET administers the Landscape Industry Certified designation which is a benchmark for educational achievement for lawn care and landscape professionals.
PLANET Mission, Vision and Core Values
To advance and communicate the interests of PLANET's members in the conduct of effective and environmentally responsible landscape services.
PLANET Core Purpose
To advance opportunity and professionalism for the green industry.
PLANET Core Values
VISION: Demonstrated by commitment to continuous pursuit of excellence in a changing environment; evidenced in forward-thinking strategy, progressive policy and relevant programs.
INTEGRITY: Demonstrated by responsive and transparent decisions; evidenced in credible and accountable actions.
COLLABORATION: Demonstrated by common willingness to share resources, information, and personal time; evidenced is professional satisfaction, personal fulfillment and social responsibility achieved through valuable connections with others.
RESPECT: Demonstrated by an inclusive and enjoyable culture that appreciates the value of diverse experiences and perspectives; evidenced by respectful dialogue with and treatment of each other in all interactions.
PLANET Strategic Plan
PLANET was created on January 1, 2005, when the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) and the Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA) merged to create the largest national trade association of lawn care and landscape professionals.