Project EverGreen News

GreenCare for Troops Expands to Assist Wounded, Disabled Veterans in Need

National GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week
Scheduled for April 19-25, 2015

Cleveland, Ohio (March 26, 2015) — According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are more than 3.6 million veterans with a service-related disability and the need for day-to-day household and lifestyle assistance services is a major need area.

With that statistic in mind, Project EverGreen is pleased to announce the expansion of its Green Care for Troops (GCFT) program to include wounded and disabled veterans in addition to families of currently deployed military personnel. GCFT is underwritten by The Toro Company.

The program, now in its ninth year, provides military […]

By |March 26th, 2015|Categories: GreenCare for Troops News, Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off

The Value of Green Spaces Continues to Rise

The value of establishing and maintaining green spaces within communities is a message that continues to gain momentum. Aside from the economic value a well-maintained lawn and home or business landscape provides, new research shows that turning vacant lots into attractive green spaces may actually make life less stressful.

A study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and published in the American Journal of Public Health, indicates that people in two Philadelphia neighborhoods who wore heart rate monitors when they went for walks saw a reduction in heart rate when they walked by a lot that underwent “greening” […]

By |March 24th, 2015|Categories: Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off

SnowCare for Troops Eliminates One Veteran’s Anxiety

For the more than 3,700 families and veterans who have signed up to receive complimentary snow and ice removal services through Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops, the program has a different meaning to each.

For some it allows them to get the kids to school on time or to hockey or dance practice. For others it gives them something more – quality of life.
U.S. Army veteran Douglas Roehrig served his country and left the service with a severe case of carpel tunnel and his condition limits his ability to perform simple tasks around the house, including shoveling snow. And since Roehrig […]

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

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