Front Page News - September 2005PLANET sets up an emergency disaster support program
Hurricane Katrina has turned out to be one of the most deadly and financially devastating storms ever to hit the American shores. PLANET extends its prayers and concerns to all who were affected by this tragic event. To help green industry companies in the crisis area, PLANET has developed an emergency disaster support program.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED
Cleanup workers and supplies are in desperate demand in Wiggins and Bogalusa, MS. Help is needed to clear trees and clean the area so that Katrina victims can obtain food and water. There are also major shortages of basic supplies such as food, underwear, boots, grills, charcoal, first aid equipment, tents, washers/dryers, laundry detergent, bug spray, children's clothing, formula, and other necessities.
Please send supplies to Christ United Methodist Church, 6240 Old Canton Road, Jackson, Mississippi. For a complete list of items needed, call (601) 914-7139 or visit the church Web site at www.cumcjxn.org.
For further information, call PLANET member Martha Hill at (601) 953-7897 (cell) or (601) 857-3290 (office).
Certification track added to Green Industry Conference
In order to acquaint the entire membership with all of the certification designations that PLANET offers, a new Certification track will be part of the educational sessions lineup at the upcoming Green Industry Conference. There is no extra fee involved, and the five certification sessions will not conflict with each other.
Certification Council welcomes its newest member
It is very obvious that the newest member of the Certification Council is a strong proponent of the certification programs. Tom Shotzbarger, CLP, CLT-E, CTP-CSL, of Tomlinson Bomberger Lawn Care & Landscape, Inc., in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is replacing Mike Kravitsky as the Council’s Adding Value chair. A special thanks to Mike for all the contributions he made while on the Council.
Space limited for member companies participating in Student Grant Program at GIC
The Student Grant Program helps offset the costs of students attending the Green Industry Conference and culminates each year with an exciting networking opportunity for students and green industry service provider/supplier members at the event. This year’s newly structured Student/Employer Roundtable Session has limited space available, and registrations will be first-come, first-served.
Step up to the plate and make your donation to the GIC Live Auction
Something new and exciting is coming to the 2005 Green Industry Conference. PLANET invites all its supplier members to make a donation to this popular PLCAA-legacy event, benefiting the ALCA Educational Foundation (AEF) and PLANET’s legislative efforts. The Live Auction draws crowds and is a fun way for companies to earn recognition while supporting important PLANET programs.
We’re looking for the shirt off your back!
A special commemorative project is in the works for Student Career Days (SCD). PLANET needs to find someone who has the T-shirt (or even a picture of the T-shirt) from the 1983 SCD event that was held at Richland College. If you can be of help, e-mail Kirsten Combs at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 395-2522.
Student Career Days sponsors and event coordinators needed
Major sponsors and competitive event coordinators are needed for the 2006 Student Career Days, March 23-26, at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Major sponsors provide a full range of participation and receive recognition in all aspects of the Student Career Days program. Questions? Contact Chuck McIntire at (800) 395-2522 or email@example.com.
Competitive event coordinators support the individual competitive events. One lead coordinator is responsible for the organization of the event, and multiple assistant coordinators and donors are needed to assist the lead coordinator. Get involved! Visit studentcareerdays.org, or contact Kirsten Combs at (800) 395-2522 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confidential safety advice available to PLANET members
Reminder to all PLANET members — if you have a question about any safety-related or OSHA-related topic, PLANET’s Safety Hotline is available to you. This free and confidential member service can assist your company with OSHA compliance matters and with a wide range of safety issues. Barb Mulhern, PLANET safety specialist, can be reached by phone at (608) 848-3758 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
“Scapes” articles are now electronic
Wondering where you can find those popular “Scapes” articles that were formerly included as inserts in PLANET News? Both new and archived copies of SuccesScapes, SafetyScapes, InfoScapes, and RecruitScapes (archived copies only) can be accessed electronically through the PLANET Front Page (see Members Benefit menu bar above and to the left) and in the “electronic library” of the PLANET Web site’s Member Center. To get to the Member Center, log in to landcarenetwork.org, and then select the Member Center menu option that appears under your name.