National “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™ Awareness Week – July 10-16, 2016
Project EverGreen’s “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” is a nationwide initiative to renovate and revitalize athletic and recreational green spaces in urban communities to ensure children have access to safe, well-maintained playing surfaces on which to play and exercise.
Parks and athletic fields not only promote a healthier lifestyle but contribute to economic growth, community development and benefit the environment.
As the program enters its second year, Project EverGreen is celebrating National “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” Awareness Week. To help our volunteer partners promote their participation in the program we have created a mission kit with a customizable press release, infographic, suggested social media posts, talking points and facts and figures.
We encourage you to share information about your involvement with “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” with the local media, civic and recreational athletic leagues in your community.
Thank you again for your participation and support of this valuable initiative.
“Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” Promotional Toolbox
About “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”
With childhood obesity doubling in the past 30 years, the need for safe and modern recreational green spaces is critical to turn the tide against this disturbing trend. Not only do yards, parks and sports fields promote a healthier lifestyle, they also contribute to economic growth, community development and benefit the environment.
Renovation projects are have been completed or scheduled in numerous cities across the United States in 2015 including San Antonio, Fort Worth and Round Rock, Texas; Atlanta; Cleveland; Chicago; Minneapolis; Raleigh, Durham and Greensboro, North Carolina; Milwaukee; and Portland, Oregon. Key contributors to the nationwide initiative include the Dominion Foundation, Performance Nutrition and the Sports Turf Managers Association.
Key contributors to the program include the Dominion Foundation, Performance Nutrition and the Sports Turf Managers Association. Project EverGreen would also like to recognize the following companies for their financial contributions to the “Heathy Turf. Healthy Kids.” initiative: Albaugh, All Pro Horticulture, Andre & Son, BASF, BWI Co., Bayer, Billy Goat, Cardinal Chemical, CLIP, Corbin Turf & Ornamental Supply, CWC Chemical, Dow, Ewing, FMC, GreensPro, Growmark, Harrell’s, Howard Fertilizer, Husqvarna, KOCH Agronomic Services, Lebanon, Nufarm, PBI Gordon, Pocono Turf Supply, Pro Landscape, Residex, Real Green Systems, Schiller Grounds Care, Sipcam, Simplot Partners, Southern States Co-Op, Spring Valley, Syngenta, Toro, Turfco, Vereens Turf Center, UPI, Weed Man and Winfield Solutions.
If there is a renovation project in your community you want considered, contact Project EverGreen at 877/758-4835.
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