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BrightView program GROWs successful women in the industry Email
Written by Colorado Green   
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 05:00 AM

Kate Douglas KestynKate Douglas Kestyn works in metro Denver at BrightView, the largest landscape company in the nation. Yet, her vision for helping women in the industry spans the entire spectrum from local branches to the company’s national footprint and requires closer time intervals—daily, weekly, monthly—for involvement.

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NALP 2018 Awards of Excellence included plenty of Colorado recognition Email
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 04:00 AM

awardColorado was well-represented at the 2018 Awards of Excellence, presented by National Association of Landscape Professionals at LANDSCAPES in Louisville, Kentucky last week. All of the Colorado-based companies recognized are current members of Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado.

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Colorado water conservation symposium to be held at Denver Botanic Gardens Email
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 03:00 AM

Colorado WaterWiseColorado WaterWise will present its tenth annual Water Conservation Symposium on Tuesday, October 30 at Denver Botanic Gardens. The event provides education and networking opportunities for water industry professionals and for those interested in efficient use of urban water in Colorado. It also addresses issues around water conservation and introducing new people to careers in the water industry.

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Green roof ordinance may mean more cool roofs, not more green roofs Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 02:00 AM

green roofDenver’s green roof ordinance, passed in November 2017 and effective January 1, 2018 may not result in many new green roofs in the city and county. After much research and discussion, the Green Roofs Review Task Force made recommendations to a Special Issues Committee on Thursday, October 11. Those recommendations include alternatives to installing a green roof on new buildings or buildings that meet the criteria for the green roof ordinance.

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Video: Water-wise groundcover Email
Written by Plant Select   
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 01:00 AM

videoLooking for interesting groundcover plants that do well in Colorado climates? In this video, Mike Kintgen discusses some of the hardy, water-wise groundcover choices promoted through Plant Select. You can see examples of these plants at the Denver Botanic Gardens or read more about them at plantselect.org.

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