Project EverGreen News

Carl Harris
President/National Director
Paralyzed Veterans of America/Buckeye Chapter
Cleveland, Ohio

When Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops initiative was expanded to include wounded and disabled veterans this season, it meant that proud veterans like Carl Harris would be able to benefit from this award-winning program.

Now in its fifth year and underwritten by BOSS Snowplow, SnowCare for Troops is providing thousands of deployed military families and wounded and disabled veterans with free snow and ice removal services. These services allow military families and veterans to carry on with their daily routines such as getting the kids to school, shopping for groceries and making important medical […]

By |February 19th, 2015|Categories: Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News, Snowcare for Troops News|Tags: |Comments Off

SnowCare for Troops
Volunteer Delivers Message

This winter’s impressive – or, depending on your opinion, decidedly unimpressive – snowfall totals have kicked Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops initiative into high gear. Couple that with the expansion of the program to offer complimentary snow and ice removal services to wounded or disabled veterans, and we have seen significantly more requests for service this season.

For the nearly 1,500 dedicated volunteers across the country that push, plow, shovel and spread salt, the reward comes in knowing they are giving back to families or individuals that are or have made major sacrifices on behalf of our […]

By |February 9th, 2015|Categories: Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News, Snowcare for Troops News|Tags: |Comments Off

SnowCare for Troops Volunteer Profile

Joe Costanzo
C & C Landscape
Merrick, NY

Now in its 5th year, Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops initiative, underwritten by BOSS, Snowplow, is providing thousands of deployed military families with free snow and ice removal services. This year the program has been expanded to include wounded and disabled veterans, and we caught up with Joe Costanzo of C&C Landscape in Merrick, New York to learn about the unique way he is helping a local disabled veteran he was paired up with this winter.

Q: How did you get involved with SnowCare for Troops?
A: I have previously been a GreenCare for Troops volunteer and […]

By |February 5th, 2015|Categories: Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Snowcare for Troops News|Tags: |Comments Off

It Is Never Too Early To Think About GreenCare for Troops

It Is Never Too Early To
Think About GreenCare for Troops

Even though parts of New England endured record setting snow falls this week during Blizzard 2015 – Worcester, Massachusetts notched 33.5 inches of snow fall in a 24-hour period – other regions of the country are enjoying sunshine and warmer temperatures.

In these areas lawns need to be mowed and fertilized, flower beds need to be weeded and yards need a good spring cleanup. For the families of deployed military personnel or wounded or disabled veterans these tasks are not as easy to accomplish as they would be for you and […]

By |January 29th, 2015|Categories: GreenCare for Troops News, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off

Greening the Playground

Greening the Playground
When play spaces are naturalized, children thrive.
Post published by Gail F. Melson Ph.D.

Although it’s eons ago, I can still conjure up the playground of my old elementary school, The Briscoe School, in Beverly, Massachusetts. A square of black macadam –it seemed a vast expanse to my six year old eyes—was ringed by metal fencing and concrete trim.  In one corner, the girls skipped rope and drew hopscotch squares in white chalk.  In another corner, the boys played dodge ball, chase, and tag. Although the school was in a bucolic seaside town, no one then considered that the playground […]

By |January 27th, 2015|Categories: Healthy Kids|Tags: |Comments Off

SnowCare for Troops Makes Headlines

SnowCare for Troops
Is Making Headlines

Let’s face it – SnowCare for Troops makes a good story. How can local volunteers helping out families of deployed military personnel or wounded or disabled veterans with complimentary snow and ice removal services not be a good read?

In the last month SnowCare for Troops has participated in several media interviews and has more scheduled for the coming weeks. In addition to recognizing the efforts of our volunteer contractors who often service multiple families, the coverage is helping Project EverGreen attract what it needs the most – more volunteers to help provide these much needed […]

By |January 19th, 2015|Categories: Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News, Snowcare for Troops News|Tags: |Comments Off

Project EverGreen Announces 2015 Officers and Board of Directors

Project EverGreen, the original national non-profit promoting the value of preserving and using green spaces, announces its officers and board of directors for 2015.

The 2015 Project EverGreen Officers include President Bill Vogel, Spring Valley; President-Elect Dave Ravel, Syngenta; Secretary/Treasurer Mike Dauer, Real Green Systems; and Immediate Past President Mike Sisti, Weed Man.

Serving on the 2015 Project EverGreen Board of Directors are:

Linda Beattie, Schiller Ground Care
Dan Carrothers, Weed Man
Sean Casey, Nufarm
Scott Cole, BASF
Tom Delaney, PLANET
Pete Farno, Bayer
George Furrer, Sipcam Advan
John Marchionda, Husqvarna
Pierre Pereira; Billy Goat
Maureen Thompson, FMC
Anthony Williams, Marriott Golf
Murray Wingate, Lebanon

“Project EverGreen is fortunate to have such a talented and […]

By |December 19th, 2014|Categories: Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off

Project EverGreen and Ruppert Nurseries Help Restore Historic Union Station Garden

In celebration of National Public Lands Day, Union Station’s Columbus Plaza recently received a complete face lift. Project EverGreen, partnering with Ruppert Nurseries, the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, and the National Park Service, joined together to organize and support station partners and community volunteers in a large-scale effort to restore and renew the Columbus Plaza Garden landscape.

The restoration include replanting more than 600 new junipers and ornamental grass plants, laying new grass seed, weeding, mulching, power washing the hardscape and more, working jointly to provide Union Station with the grand entrance it deserves.

Union Station and the Columbus Plaza, […]

By |November 5th, 2014|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off

Project EverGreen Expands Military Family Service Initiatives

In honor of Military Family Appreciation Month and Veteran’s Day, Project EverGreen announces the expansion of two its most popular initiatives that provide military personal and their families with complimentary and much-needed outdoor services.

Both Green Care for Troops (GCFT) and SnowCare for Troops (SCFT) programs will be expanded to include wounded and disabled veterans in addition to families of currently deployed military personnel with lawn care, landscape, and snow and ice removal services.

“With more than 1.4 million active-duty personnel currently serving in the U.S. military including more than 160,000 personnel deployed in 150 countries across the globe, the need to […]

By |November 5th, 2014|Categories: GreenCare for Troops News, Project EverGreen News, Snowcare for Troops News|Tags: |Comments Off

SnowCare for Troops Program Set To Expand To Wounded and Disabled Veterans

Did you know there are more than 1.4 million active-duty personnel currently serving in the U.S. military? And there are more than 160,000 personnel deployed in 150 countries across the globe?

The level of commitment and sacrifice these brave, devoted individuals and their families demonstrate can go unnoticed at times but Project EverGreen wants to make sure it doesn’t go unappreciated.

Project EverGreen, with the generous support from BOSS Snowplows, announces the expansion of its award-winning SnowCare for Troops (SCFT) program to include wounded and disabled veterans in addition to families of currently deployed military personnel.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans […]

By |October 17th, 2014|Categories: Project EverGreen Blog, Snowcare for Troops News|Tags: |Comments Off