Aquascape Launches “Green Community Makeover Movement”

Published on July 23, 2009

St. Charles, IL – Aquascape, Inc. and hundreds of its contractors, distributors, and retailers installed more than 25 sustainable landscape projects July 17th – 18th during its first-ever Extreme Green Community Makeover at the Lakes of Bliss Woods neighborhood in Sugar Grove, IL. The event was the prototype and official launch of Aquascape’s “Green Community Makeover Movement.”

Ed Beaulieu, chief sustainability officer for Aquascape, Inc., and his wife Ellen, initiated the Extreme Green Community Makeover in their neighborhood and received an overwhelming response. The event provided hands-on training for installing Aquascape’s RainXchange™ rainwater harvesting system. Numerous contractors received Certified RainXchange™ Professional credentials during the event and are now equipped to create sustainable landscapes and green communities.

“We’re thrilled to initiate this Green Community Makeover Movement,” stated Greg Wittstock, CEO and founder of Aquascape, Inc. “Aquascape is dedicated to changing the way the world views water and we’re poised to help our customers carry this mission to their own communities. We believe the best way to do that is one community at a time. The movement is a trend we want to take nationally this winter with our new ‘Business Opportunities with Water’ seminar tour.”

Aquascape is offering the “Business Opportunities with Water” seminar series across the country beginning January 2010 to help contractors learn the nuts and bolts of incorporating the Green Community Makeover Movement into their business. Supporting marketing materials will be available at the inception of the tour.

Green projects installed at the Lakes of Bliss Woods neighborhood included ecosystem ponds, rain gardens, RainXchange™ Rain Barrels, and the RainXchange™ System paired with a Pondless® Waterfall, decorative fountain, or pervious pavers and fountain. LED lighting installations, native plantings, and permeable patios were also incorporated into the residential landscapes. A large aeration system was added to the community’s retention pond and native plantings added to the banks of the pond.

For more information about the Extreme Green Community Makeover that was held July 17-18, log onto http://www.aquascapeinc.com/extreme-green-community-makeover. For additional information on Aquascape and its products and services, visit www.aquascapeinc.com or call 866-877-6637 (US) or 866-766-3426 (CAN).

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