FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Heather Finney
Phone: (800) 395-2522
E-mail: Heather Finney
PLANET’s 2012 Calendar of Events
HERNDON, Va., January 13, 2012 — The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) aims to cultivate the personal, professional, and business growth of the green industry. PLANET fulfills its mission by providing top-notch educational opportunities at events that are scheduled throughout the year. PLANET invites all green industry professionals to take part in the following events and to benefit from the training, networking, and resources that are essential to growing their businesses.
LMN Business Management Workshop — February 6–7, Atlanta, Georgia; February 13–14, Houston, Texas
Brought to you by PLANET, in conjunction with the Landscape Management Network (LMN), and hosted by Caterpillar Equipment, this hands-on workshop will help you build the systems your company needs to create a more predictable, more profitable future. Landscape contractors from some of the industry’s best landscape companies will lead this workshop. For more information and additional dates, visit LandcareNetwork.org/events/workshops.cfm or call the LMN office at (888) 347-9864.
Green Industry Great Escape — March 1–4, 2012 — Atlantis Resort and Casino, Paradise Island, Bahamas
Lawn and landscape professionals unite on a three-day quest for knowledge, adventure, relaxation, and fun in a tropical setting. The Green Industry Great Escape is the start of an annual revolution in learning with a refreshing, life-focused twist. Save money with the early-bird special by registering before January 30, 2012. For more information visit LandcareNetwork.org/GreatEscape, contact Joan Haller, or call the PLANET office at (800) 395-2522.
Student Career Days — March 22–25, 2012 — Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
Join close to 900 college students enrolled in interior/exterior horticulture, landscape, and lawn care programs from colleges and universities nationwide for PLANET’s 36th annual Student Career Days (SCD). Over the course of three days, students will have the opportunity to hear from green industry leaders, network, participate in real-world competitive events, and interview for job opportunities with green industry employers at the Career Fair. For more information about SCD, visit StudentCareerDays.org, email Anna Walraven, or call the PLANET office at (800) 395-2522.
Interior Plantscape Symposium at Longwood Gardens — April 19, 2012 — Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Partners OFA - The Association of Horticulture Professionals and the PLANET are pleased to announce the 2nd annual Interior Plantscape Symposium. The education will offer practical training for the front line with opportunities to earn CEUs toward Landscape Industry Certified Technician recertification as well as pesticide credits. More information is available at OFA.org or LandcareNetwork.org/events/ips.
PLANET Day of Service — April 20, 2012 — Nationwide
The 4th annual PLANET Day of Service will take place Friday, April 20, 2012. This grassroots effort allows green industry professionals to create volunteer lawn care and landscape projects in their own communities also helps to raise awareness of our industry as a steward of the environment. More than 200 projects were carried out by approximately 3,200 volunteers in a total of 43 states and Canada during the 3rd annual Day of Service. It’s not too early to start thinking about your project for this worthwhile event. For more information, visit planetdayofservice.org, email Heather Finney, or call the PLANET office at (800) 395-2522.
Legislative Day on the Hill, Renewal & Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery , July 8–10, 2012; PLANET Leadership Meetings — July 10–12, 2012 - Washington, D.C. - Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel - Arlington, Virginia (host hotel) - Washington, D.C.
Help focus the green industry spotlight on Capitol Hill as we take our concerns to members of Congress. Take advantage of this opportunity for some valuable face-to-face time with legislators and industry peers and consider donating your time and talent to maintaining the beauty of Arlington National Cemetery. For more information, email Betsy Demoret or call the PLANET office at (800) 395-2522.
Green Industry Conference — October 24–26, 2012 — Louisville Marriott Downtown & Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Timely, industry-specific educational sessions along with cutting-edge technology make for the biggest green industry event of the year — the Green Industry Conference (GIC), held in conjunction with the GIE+EXPO and Hardscape North America in Louisville, Kentucky. Learn from leading industry experts and take advantage of the opportunity to test drive some of the latest equipment in the largest outdoor demonstration area, and to examine tools and supplies indoors. For more information, email Joan Haller or call the PLANET office at (800) 395-2522.
PLANET is the association of members who create and maintain the QUALITY OF LIFE in communities across America. With approximately 3,800 members and affiliates, these firms and their employees represent more than 100,000 green industry professionals. Some of these professionals have taken the extra step of becoming certified through PLANET and bear the distinction of being known as Landscape Industry Certified.