Industry Initiatives


WaterSense is a voluntary public-private partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Its mission is to protect the future of our nation's water supply by promoting and enhancing the market for water-efficient products and services. The WaterSense brand is a symbol that represents the importance of water efficiency in the United States. With the help of partners, WaterSense encourages water-efficient behaviors and the purchase of quality products that use less water. WaterSense partners are making water efficiency commonplace across the country. Through their efforts, American consumers can count on high-quality products and programs that help lower water bills and save water for future generations.

WaterSense Web site

Erosion Control Network

The Erosion Control Network is a gathering place for industry professionals from around the world to share their knowledge and interact with each other. Members not only stay up to date on the latest news and updates but also have the opportunity to expand their business network through their Links Program.

Erosion Control Network Web site

The Green Associations Water Conservation Council

In 2004, prompted by a mutual concern for our water supplies, four diverse green industry associations have joined together and formed the Green Associations Water Conservation Council. The council created the Water Action Guide, a Web site and downloadable document, with the information you need to effectively influence decisions or restrictions that will affect water use in your community—and your business

Water Action Guide

Project EverGreen

The Professional Landcare Network ((PLANET) supports Project EverGreen and is working with them on a number of projects.

Project EverGreen Web site

GreenCare for Troops: Serving You While You Serve Us

GreenCare for Troops gives back to soldiers’ families for their commitment to safeguarding the U.S. and the world through active service in the Middle East. Local participating landscape and lawn care company volunteers take care of these deserving families’ lawn and landscape needs while their family member is overseas. Our hope is that many PLANET members will participate in this rewarding program. Volunteer companies will manage the program themselves and will help a maximum of 10 families each. All volunteer companies will receive a MissionKit from Project EverGreen so that they can successfully run the program and solicit publicity for their efforts.

GreenCare for Troops Web site

Green Plants for Green Buildings

Green Plants for Green Buildings is committed to informing decision makers about the significant environmental, psychological, health and productivity benefits inherent with including plants in our indoor environment. Green Plants for Green Buildings is an international initiative, disseminating knowledge of the benefits of plants in a built environment.

Green Plants for Green Buildings Website