FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lisa Schaumann
Contact: Heather Finney
PLANET ANNOUNCES 2012 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS
HERNDON, Va., October 5, 2012 — PLANET is proud to announce the recipients of its 43rd annual 2012 Environmental Improvement Awards (EIA), one of the premier awards programs in the landscape industry.
PLANET’s EIA program reflects the association’s commitment to supporting members in the creation and preservation of great landscapes. The program recognizes interiorscape, landscape, and lawn care professionals who design and create superior projects.
“The award-winning work represents the best in residential and commercial landscape design and execution,” said Awards Subcommittee Chair Will Spiegelberg, Landscape Industry Certified Manager.
This year, 123 entries were recognized with an award: 41 Grand, 53 Merit, and 29 Recognition awards (formerly known as the Distinction award). The recipients will be recognized during a multimedia show of all of the winning projects during the PLANET Green Industry Conference Awards Reception and Presentation, Oct. 26, 2012.
Four (of the 123) winning entries will receive the additional distinction of winning the coveted Judges Award, which will be announced live at the awards reception at GIC along with the “Audience Choice” award winner who will be chosen based on input from the audience.
A list of recipients of the Grand, Merit, and Recognition awards can be found on PLANET’s website.
Caterpillar, Inc., is the sponsor of this year’s awards reception and presentation. To attend the event, visit the Green Industry Conference website to purchase a ticket, or buy tickets on-site at the GIC registration desk at the Louisville Marriott Downtown.
To apply for next year’s EIA awards, visit the awards page on www.landcarenetwork.org. Applications for next year’s awards will be available in March 2013. If you have questions about PLANET’s awards program, email GailRogers@landcarenetwork.org, or contact the PLANET office at 800-395-2522.
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. Many of PLANET’s professionals have attained the status of becoming Landscape Industry Certified, achieving the greatest level of industry expertise and knowledge. Visit PLANET at www.LandcareNetwork.org.