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The latest ALCC news, including Colorado Green NOW articles, legislative updates, and programming announcements. 

Brian Carlson named to 40 Under Forty in Boulder Valley Email
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 03:00 AM

Brian Carlson, Green Landscape SolutionsALCC board member Brian Carlson, owner of Green Landscape Solutions in Lafayette, was inducted into the Boulder Valley 40 Under Forty Class of 2017.

The annual awards ceremony, presented by BizWest, recognizes the best and brightest of emerging leaders in Boulder and Broomfield counties. They were honored at an on March 7 in Lafayette.

Letters submitted by elected officials supporting H-2B (3-6-17) Email
Monday, March 06, 2017 02:00 AM

H-2B program updateThanks for everyone who reached out to their elected officials about the H-2B letters that Rep. Harris and Senator Tillis were spearheading. Those letters were submitted, along with a letter sent to DHS by Senators Collins (R-ME) and King (I-ME). If your elected officials signed these letters please reach out and thank them and urge them to continue to ask their party leaders to pass H-2B cap relief quickly as part of appropriations or any other appropriate legislation. If your Senators and Representative did not sign these letters, please reach out again and urge them to ask their party leaders to pass H-2B cap relief quickly as part of appropriations or any other appropriate legislation. 

Calls needed about H-2B letter (2/28/17) Email
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 02:00 AM
H-2B action needed

From the H-2B Workforce Coalition:

Senator Tillis (R-NC) and others plan to send a bipartisan letter to DHS asking the Department for an audit of the H-2B cap count for the first half of the fiscal year and asking that any unused H-2B visas be made immediately available.

Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) and others plans to send a letter to DOL asking it to address processing delays.

Both Senator Tillis and Dr. Harris are asking other offices to sign onto the letters by the close of business today, February 28.

Please reach out to your Senators about the Tillis letter and your Representatives about the Harris letter and see if they are interested in signing it.  If they are, they need to contact either Senator Tillis' office or Rep. Harris' office tomorrow. Find contact infor for your Colorado representatives here .

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Study findings defend landscape water use Email
Written by Kristen S. Fefes, CAE   
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 07:00 AM

Colorado water dropColorado landscape professionals understand that drought is inevitable in our state. They also understand that when drought occurs, outdoor water use is quickly targeted as the big problem in water waste. But
a recent study from Colorado State University quantifies that only 3% of Colorado’s water actually waters landscapes and the tremendous ROI that mere 3% brings in terms of economic, environmental and societal benefits.   

What does the green industry contribute to the Colorado economy? Email
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 06:00 AM

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A study released in January 2017 by Colorado State University researchers reveals information about the sales, job growth, and wages within the Colorado green industry. Allison Bauman and Dr. Dawn Thilmany McFadden, of CSU’s Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, published “Economic Contribution of the Green Industry to Colorado’s Economy: A 2016 Update.”

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