On October 24, 2012, PLANET conducted its second annual PLANET Gives Back volunteer day of service in Louisville, KY, in conjunction with PLANET 's Green Industry Conference and the GIE+EXPO. Mayor Greg Fischer joined the team this year to help kick start the afternoon.
This year, approximately 60 volunteers worked on two projects sites in downtown Louisville.Engelhard Elementary School:
The main project site was held at Engelhard Elementary School, where an outdoor learning area was installed, and general landscaping was completed around the school grounds. In addition, PLANET members teamed up with the fourth grade students and held a Children 's Program that consisted of the children planting pansies, winterizing raised garden beds, and painting river stones that will act as signs to identify the plants on the school grounds.
Bridgehaven Mental Health Services:
At the second site, Bridgehaven Mental Health Services, the team installed an outdoor BBQ kitchen, paver walkway, and general landscape maintenance around the facility.
Stay tuned for details of our third annual event in 2013!