Project EverGreen News

Companies Lend a Hand to Military Families

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Household chores can be tough enough put they can put extra pressure on military families when a spouse is deployed.

Something as simple as mowing the lawn can be a challenge but one local business is stepping up to help.

Sun Valley Landscaping is taking some of the pressure off for some families with free lawn mowing.

Joy Draper, a military wife whose Air Force husband is often deployed for months at a time, said, “Once he’s gone, it becomes painfully obvious how much you guys help each other and work together so it becomes, everything […]

By |September 29th, 2014|Categories: GreenCare for Troops News, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off

Project EverGreen and Partners 
Help Turn Cleveland Green

The benefits of green spaces have been confirmed in study after study. Not only do yards, parks and sports fields contribute to economic growth, community development and improve the environment, healthy green spaces can actually promote a longer life.

Project EverGreen, a Cleveland-based non-profit has launched two projects that will create and restore a pair of Cleveland-area green spaces, and allow both residents and visitors to benefit from a healthy dose of green.

“We are excited to promote the many benefits of green spaces through the Gould Court and ‘Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.’ initiative at the Michael J. Zone Recreation Center,” says […]

By |September 11th, 2014|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off

About Project EverGreen

Our Mission: “Project EverGreen’s mission is to preserve and enhance green spaces in our communities where we live, work and play.”

Project EverGreen is committed to informing the American public about the positive effects of well-maintained green spaces, including lawns and landscapes, sports turf, golf courses and parks. We want to inspire you to get involved and get passionate about green spaces!

By |August 14th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off

Does Giving Back Make Us Prosperous?

In Project EverGreen’s mission to preserve and enhance green spaces where we live, work and play, we organize local teams of landscapers, individuals and group volunteers to join in donating pro bono restorations to parks, sports fields, schools and charities, to provide environmental, economic, and social benefits to communities.   
After several years of mobilizing our volunteer partners, we’re increasingly inspired by their generosity. For example, our professional landscaper volunteers enable all of our projects by donating their time, money, and materials. They often describe themselves as being honored to be able to contribute whatever success they’ve built as an opportunity […]

By |July 25th, 2014|Categories: Project EverGreen Blog|Tags: |Comments Off

Success on Liberty Island!

This special edition e-newsletter is dedicated to sharing with you the wonderful feeling of accomplishment that we achieved with the completion of our 9/11 Memorial Grove project on Liberty Island. While an e-newsletter can’t entirely convey the feelings of excitement, emotions, achievement and sentimentality that we experienced in our short time on Liberty Island, it’s our goal to capture the highlights of the day for those of you who weren’t able to attend this project.

From our opening night reception at Liberty National Golf Course to our final ferry ride back from Liberty Island, our two-and-a-half days in Jersey City represented […]

By |July 8th, 2014|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: |Comments Off

Recent Grants

Project EverGreen’s work on Liberty Island, and at other sites around the country, are starting to get recognized, and to pay off.
Project EverGreen is pleased to recognize Con Edison and the Cyrus Eaton Foundation as new contributors to our mission to preserve and enhance green spaces in our communities where we live, work and play. Project Evergreen is thankful for their contribution and is excited about the upcoming green space projects that will be a result of the contributions.

The Con Edison gift  of $5,000 will support Project EverGreen’s environmental projects to revitalize neighborhood pocket parks with the assistance of Con […]

By |July 8th, 2014|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: |Comments Off

Why Project EverGreen Matters

When Hurricane Sandy left Liberty and Ellis islands under several feet of saltwater, management at national parks was inundated with offers of help. Like most organizations, the national park service had been hit by cutbacks and no longer had the expertise to assess the situation. That’s why Project EverGreen was the perfect fit. In the video below, John Hnedak, deputy superintendent of Liberty Island and Ellis Island, explains why Project EverGreen was selected to help restore the 9/11 Memorial Grove.

By |July 8th, 2014|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Newsletters, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off

Contributions to Enhance Green Spaces

Project EverGreen is pleased to recognize Con Edison and the Cyrus Eaton Foundation as new contributors to our mission to preserve and enhance green spaces in our communities where we live, work and play. Project Evergreen is thankful for their contribution and is excited about the upcoming green space projects that will be a result of the contributions.

The Con Edison gift will support Project EverGreen’s environmental projects to revitalize neighborhood pocket parks with the assistance of Con Edison and students to create sustainable green spaces. This partnership is part of Con Edison’s commitment to provide metropolitan New York with world-class […]

By |July 2nd, 2014|Categories: Project EverGreen Blog|Tags: |Comments Off

Restoring Sacred Ground

Project EverGreen mobilizes partners and volunteers to restore Liberty Island’s 9/11 Memorial Grove that was devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in October 1886 and served to welcome immigrants seeking freedom in the United States. In 2012, 126 years later, almost to the day, Hurricane Sandy left Liberty Island under five feet of salt water destroying the trees planted there to honor the victims of 9/11.

“This is the Statue of Liberty, one of the most recognized landmarks in the world,” says Brian Tauscher, owner of Artisan Garden Landscapes. “To be able to say that you’re […]

By |June 19th, 2014|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off

Honoring the Victims of 9/11 – Again

Project EverGreen and partners completed the installation of 12 London plane trees at the 9/11 Memorial Grove on Liberty Island on June 10. The volunteers included:

Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co.
Artisan Gardens LLC Landscape Construction
Bartlett Tree Experts
BASF
Clean Cut Lawns & Landscapes
Husqvarna
Jersey Mike’s Subs, Holmdel
Jersey Mike’s Subs, Middletown
Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Lawn Doctor
Lebanon Turf
Levitt’s LLC
Lidochem Inc.
New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association
New Jersey Nursery & Landscape Association
Nufarm
Paul Cowie & Associates
PLANET
Plant Detectives Nursery & Garden Center
Solu-Cal USA
Weed Man

By |June 11th, 2014|Categories: Project EverGreen Blog|Tags: |Comments Off