Project Ever Green

Tree• One tree can remove 26 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually.

Gardening Tools• Gardening and yard work contribute to healthy, active living both physically and emotionally.

People • 2,500 sq. ft. of turf releases enough oxygen for a family of four to breathe.

Tree• Trees shading homes can reduce attic temperatures as much as 40 degrees

Grass • Lawns will be 30 degrees cooler than asphalt and 14 degrees cooler than bare soil in the heat of summer.

House • Smart Money magazine says that consumers value a landscaped home 11% higher than its base pace price.

Rainy Clouds• A healthy sodded lawn absorbs rainfall 6 times more effectively than a wheat field and 4 times better than a hay field.

Grass  • Turf grass, and a well-designed landscape, can increase a home’s property value by to 20%.

Wheel Barrell • Proper landscaping reduces run off from the soil into the water supply.

Grass • Grass plants are 75% water by weight.

Lawn Mower• Leaving grass clippings during mowing provides nutrients to help feed your lawn.

Graduation Cap• Studies have shown that physically active young people demonstrate higher academic at school performance at school.

Money• Project EverGreen’s revitalization project have garnered more than a $600,000 in in-kind donations.

Graduation Cap• A University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study showed that people saw a reduction in heart rate when they walked by a lot that underwent “greening” -cleaning, debris removal, planting grass and trees, and installing a low wooden post- and rain-fence.


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