Because Green Matters Award Seeks to Honor Patrons of the Green

A famous frog once said it wasn’t easy being green—and it isn’t—it’s hard work! Project EverGreen honors the company, organization or individual that promotes the beneficial effects of green spaces through a major project to create or improve a green space with its annual Because Green Matters Award program. The award is presented each year on Earth Day, April 22.

In 2006, Project EverGreen recognized Southern Land Company, Franklin, Tenn., for its green approach to including landscaping and horticulture in real estate development. In 2005, the University of Akron won for adding 30 acres of open green spaces, including the planting of 30,000 new trees that line the defined campus.

“Green spaces have an impact on every aspect of our life,” explains Den Gardner, executive director. “Our environment, economy and lifestyle are all improved by well-maintained green spaces.”

The Because Green Matters award is open to anyone. Interested parties may nominate themselves, their company or organization. Applications are available at and will be judged and a winner selected by a group of independent, expert judges. Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2007. The winner will be notified in March 2007.

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