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

ProGreen EXPO enjoys another successful year Email
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 05:30 AM


ProGreen EXPOProGreen EXPO 2017 has come and gone, and organizers are reflecting on a successful conference and trade show. Registration grew from 2016, and initial feedback has been positive.

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Protect yourself and your employees while on the job Email
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 05:00 AM


Man wearing safety gearYou may know that Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires you to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to employees when the job may be dangerous, but do you know why? You’ve been following the law all these years because it’s the law…but it’s more than that. There’s a reason PPE is required to protect you and your fellow employees from injuries and illnesses, including chemicals and physical hazards.

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Consumers show strong interest in native plant use Email
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 03:00 AM


Denver Gold ColumbineConsumer interest drives trends in landscape. Judging by attendance at the 2017 Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference in Loveland, landscape professionals might consider marketing their use of native plants in Colorado landscapes.

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Grassroots help need to save H-2B visa program (2/17/17) Email
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Friday, February 17, 2017 02:00 AM
H-2B action needed

From the H-2B Workforce Coalition:

The H-2B Workforce Coalition continues to urge Congress to renew the H-2B returning worker exemption so that seasonal businesses will not be shut out of the H-2B program in the spring and summer. We need your continued to help in urging Congress to act on this critical issue. You can use the provided talking points when reaching out to your Representative and Senators. 

Congress will be on recess all next week, which means lawmakers will be back in their home states.  Many elected officials will have listening sessions or town hall meetings. If your Representative or Senator has a public meeting, please consider attending and raising the importance of renewing the H-2B returning worker exemption. It is also a good time to make an appointment to meet with your elected officials to meet in their district offices.

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Learn more about the H-2B visa program Email
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Friday, February 10, 2017 02:00 AM
H-2B action needed

H-2B basics from the H-2B Workforce Coalition:

The H-2B Program

The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs.

For more information about the H-2B program, see H-2B Non-Agricultural Workers

What is the H-2B Cap?

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