PLANET Announces 2006 Awards Programs

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) provides its members with the opportunity to recognize those individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the green industry. Nominations are now being accepted for the Green Industry Contribution Award, Community Service Recognition Program, Association Partner of the Year Award, Association Executive Partner of the Year Award, and Lifetime Leadership Award.

The prestigious Green Industry Contribution Award (formerly the Landscape Contribution Award) is presented to corporations, developers, or municipalities that exhibit a consistent commitment to contracted services for quality interior plantscaping and lawn and landscape development and to creating environmental awareness. Their contributions must have made a major impact on the environment locally, regionally, or nationally and have in some way changed the way people view the green industry. The deadline for nominations is July 31, 2006.

The Community Service Recognition Program recognizes PLANET members that have demonstrated leadership through their dedication and contribution to the good of their communities. Community service projects eligible for recognition are those in which five or more company employees have participated. The service may or may not be green industry related. The deadline for entries is July 31, 2006.

Leadership at the association level is critical to the green industryís future. The Association Partner of the Year Award honors an individual state or regional association for its contributions to the green industry within its state or region and nationally as a PLANET member. The deadline for nominations is July 31, 2006.

Forward-thinking executives are recognized in the Association Executive Partner of the Year Award Program, which honors the executive of an individual state or regional association for his or her contributions to the green industry within his or her state or region and nationally as a PLANET member. The deadline for nominations is July 31, 2006.

The Lifetime Leadership Award is presented annually to a PLANET member who has demonstrated overall dedication to the green industry. Award criteria include leadership, service, commitment, and diligent promotion of professionalism to society at large. Recipients of this award have made contributions to both PLANET and the green industry. The deadline for nominations is September 30, 2006.

Visit http://www.landcarenetwork.org for more information about PLANETís awards programs or contact Kirsten Combs at kirstencombs@landcarenetwork.org or (800) 395-2522.

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