Wright Scoop Industry Mover & Shaker
Landscape Industry identifies Glen Allen VA based The Wright Scoop – Sylvia Hoehns Wright as Industry "Mover & Shaker" for her effort to "keep America beautiful," plant recognition program - "Plants of CARE" –conservation, accountability, recovery and eco-efficiency.
Greening America’s Landscape –
Historically, earth-friendly strategies are defined in terms of reduce, reuse and recycle but landscapes that reflect a perspective of CARE - conservation, accountability, recovery and eco-efficiency - take this definition a step further. “Eco-sustainable spaces,” says Wright, “are not simply a result of lifestyle choices but reflect how we feel about the environment. While keeping it simple (as in simple living) is the name of the game, there is a more important underlying factor – a commitment to ultimate greening: providing for the present without sacrificing the future.”
Wright’s Eco Advocacy –
Sharing first-hand knowledge of the impact of urban development on her central Virginia wet-land property, Wright’s eco advocacy
urges all to measure their eco-footprint, acquire an understanding of the influence of their present-day legacy, and then, enable a path of eco-efficiency for others, identifies techniques proven to move America's landscape from eco-weak to eco-chic, create a legacy of healthy community green space,
enables site analysis & plan development that considers 5 Ps – Plant, Place, Planting strategy, Purchase (buy-local) which inspires People to CARE,
facilitates for eco-biz the P’s – product, publicity, promotion, people, planet & profit – as each influence ‘greening’ market share, development of vision/mission statements which include green initiatives enabling an ‘organic voice’ – niche branded recognition, and facilitates for eco-city the identification and implementation of community green-scaping strategies, challenging all to become eco-leaders of considered change.
As founder of the "Plants of CARE" plant recognition program, the Wright Scoop – Sylvia Hoehns Wright seeks to inspire people to create a legacy of CARE, a perspective of conservation, accountability, recovery and eco-efficiency – "green" America’s landscape. Recognized for her advocacy, Sylvia Hoehns Wright is recipient of the Turning America from Eco-weak to Eco-chic award.
Plants of Care, plant recognition program –
Whether an experienced landscape professional or novice homeowner, Wright’s advocacy challenges all to not simple identify plants that survive but thrive; and then, create landscapes from a sustainable point of view, seeking to reduce their carbon footprint as well as feed their families pesticide free produce. “For,” says Wright, “any style landscape should not simply reflect traditional design concepts but be a result of the right plant, installed in the right place at the right (optimal) planting season - creating a legacy of green, healthier urban/suburban communities. The challenge is to create landscapes from a “waste not, and want not” eco logical commitment: become caretakers for the environmental community.”
As a hands-on landscape gardener who participates in nation-wide plant testing, Wright is familiar with programs such as the "Southern Living Plant Collection," "Proven Winners," "Plants that Work" and many more. Still, while a "plant of CARE" could be recommended by any one of these programs, it will be spotlighted by Wright for its ability to inspire people to CARE – have a perspective of conservation, advocacy, recovery and eco-efficiency. "Plants of CARE" will be announced quarterly.
About Wright –
Through sharing her scoop – who, what, when, where, why, how and benefits of eco choices, Sylvia Hoehns Wright is recipient of the Turning America from Eco-weak to Eco-chic Award sponsored by Hines Horticulture, Project Evergreen and Today’s Garden Center magazine. To inspire others, she offers one-on-one consulting, speeches and workshops and has published a series of eco books. For details, link to web site www.TheWrightScoop.com or contact Sylvia@TheWrightScoop.com or follow Wright’s activities through Facebook group The Wright Scoop or twitter ID WrightScoop.
As recipient of the Turning America from Eco-weak to Eco-chic award and founder of the Plants of CARE program, Wright challenges all to move their life-styles from eco-weak to eco-chic – "green" life’s garden, one scoop at a time!
Sylvia Hoehns Wright