Front Page News - December 2005Join your peers at the TPIE Interior Awards Banquet
You still have time to register for the Interior Awards Banquet to be held at the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) on January 20, 2006, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The banquet will honor recipients of this year’s interior awards in PLANET’s Environmental Improvement Awards Program as well as the new interior Trailblazers. Come together to network and celebrate with other interior plantscaping professionals.
Added bonus for Executive Forum early-bird registrants
All green industry professionals are encouraged to register early for the Executive Forum –– Managing to Win! The Right Focus, The Right People, & The Right Environment –– February 2–5, 2006, in Henderson, Nevada. In addition to receiving significant savings on registrations, attendees also will have the opportunity to participate in a presurvey designed to provide individualized feedback to improve company performance.
The early-bird deadline is January 6, 2006.
PLANET launches bilingual defensive driving tips sheet
A new bilingual (English/Spanish) Safety Tips Sheet entitled Driving Defensively to Reduce the Risk of a Motor Vehicle Crash is now available to the entire green industry on PLANET’s Web site. It follows two earlier English/Spanish tip sheets on the topics of slip and trip injuries and lifting-related injuries. This new Safety Tips Sheet includes information on anticipating potential driving hazards, being alert to such hazards, and taking other critical safe driving steps. To access these tips sheets, visit landcarenetwork.org, click on “Programs” and then “Safety Programs.” The tips sheets are in the section called “OSHA Alliance Program.”
Time to renew your certification
To keep your certification status current, you must renew every year. Continue to receive the benefits of being certified by renewing your certification today. The process is simple and quick. Just fax the completed one-page renewal form to the PLANET office at (703) 736-9668. Everyone who renews receives a "PLANET Certified" lapel pin, PLANET certificate, and a PLANET wallet card that indicates active status.
Another reason to attend Student Career Days
Attendees who sign up for the landscaping tour at Student Career Days (SCD), to be held March 23–26, 2006, at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, are in for a special treat. The tour will begin with a half-day walk around Brigham Young’s award-winning campus to see hundreds of varieties of trees and experience a landscape designed to be interactive with the students. After lunch, tour attendees will travel to Temple Square in Salt Lake City, one of Utah’s most frequently visited attractions.
More about SCD …
Deadline approaching for Educator of the Year applications
The AEF “Educator of the Year Award” was created to recognize educators in the industry who have been passionate supporters and tireless ambassadors of the green industry. Award recipients are described as going above and beyond the call of duty, contributing time, energy, and enthusiasm to their programs, and being dedicated to the education of the industry’s future leaders. Nominate a deserving educator today. Complete the online nomination form and return to the PLANET office by February 6, 2006.