A dilapidated underpass is transformed into a welcoming green area for downtown workers to enjoy. A lush course greets a group of young golfers. A path winding through a forest of purple flowers invites walkers to stroll. All of these images and more are found in Project EverGreen’s third annual Because Green Matters calendar.
Project EverGreen is a national non-profit service organization dedicated to promoting the benefits of public and private green spaces. No matter what the season, the new Because Green Matters calendar will make people yearn for the outdoors.
“Each month depicts a different way to enhance green space in your community,” says Den Gardner, executive director of Project EverGreen. “The calendar photos range from a ballpark and golf course to landscaping projects anyone can do in their own backyard. This project shows the variety of green space that makes an impact in our lives.”
Photos for the calendar are from hundreds of submissions to the Project EverGreen calendar photography contest. The winners all receive a $100 gift certificate to a national gardening retailer.
Each month in the calendar is sponsored by a different organization supporting Project EverGreen’s mission to promote the environmental, economic and lifestyle benefits of managed green spaces. Sponsors are the Professional Grounds Management Society, Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, Tree Care Industry Association, Turfgrass Producers International, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), Irrigation Association, SportsTurf Managers Association, the City of Akron, Sticks for Kids, Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association and Christmas SPIRIT Foundation.
The 2009 calendar is being sold as a fundraiser to benefit Project EverGreen’s educational programs. The calendar is available by calling Project EverGreen toll-free at 1-877-758-4835. More information is available at www.projectevergreen.com.