Non-profit group seeking nominations for landscape award

If your company has turned a brown, barren area into a green space that would make a leprechaun jealous, Project EverGreen wants to hear from you.

The non-profit organization, founded to encourage Americans to create and maintain green spaces, is seeking nominees for its second annual Because Green Matters Award, which is presented each year on Earth Day, April 22, and is open to anyone.

In 2005, Project EverGreen recognized the University of Akron for adding 30 acres of open green spaces that included 30,000 new trees that define campus.

“The University of Akron embodies exactly what we promote through Project EverGreen,” said Den Gardner, executive director of EverGreen. “It is creating an environment at the campus that encourages a sense of identity for the students and helps them see how green spaces enhance their outlook and well-being.”

Interested parties can nominate themselves, their company or organization. Applications must be submitted by March 1. Applications will be judged and a winner selected by a group of independent, expert judges. The winner will be notified in March.

Application forms and rules are available here.