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Turf war: artificial turf is under fire Email
Colorado Green NOW
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 11:34 AM

soccer picProfessional female soccer players are outraged that the 2015 Women’s World Cup hosted by Canada will be played on artificial turf while men will play on natural grass.

A group of players are, in fact, suing FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association, alleging that requiring women to play on artificial turf constitutes gender discrimination. 

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Fox News expose of Home Adviser could be your wake-up call Email
Colorado Green NOW
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 11:24 AM

home repairRecently, Fox News did an expose of jobs by remodeling contractors gone terribly bad.  All of the homeowners had hired their contractors via the Home Adviser network. 

The company links companies across the US and Canada that provide home-related services with homeowners who need help.  Seeing national coverage of worst case scenarios had to have been a public relations nightmare for this company whose international headquarters is in Golden, CO.

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The latest on mulch and landscape fabric Email
Colorado Green NOW
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 11:08 AM

soil_picSoil is science and what you put on top of soil matters.  If you need to get that point across to clients, you can lean on research by soil scientists at Virginia Tech. 

You don’t have to be a scientist to understand what they have learned about mulch and landscape fabric and their practical points are easy to share.

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Big Sky gets unexpected community service project Email
Colorado Green NOW
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:00 AM


Big Sky Renewal service projectBrian Dougherty with Big Sky Renewal got a call from Denver Police in October asking if he would help replace a stolen tree and he jumped at the community service project. 

From the moment he got the phone call, Dougherty was committed to make it right.  A pine tree had been removed from a 20-year-old park that had once been an abandoned gas station. 

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2015 HR alerts: changes in contribution limits Email
Colorado Green NOW
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 06:00 PM
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Changes are ahead that will require companies and their HR teams to be prepared before issuing the first payroll in 2015. Below is a summary of changes and other information that HR people need to know as they prepare for the new year.

Social Security & Medicare
The Social Security Wage Base for 2015 will increase from $117,000 in 2014 to $118,500 effective January 1, 2015. The maximum yearly Social Security tax withholding amount rises to $7,347 (6.2% of $118,500). The 6.2% contributed by the employee is matched by the employer.

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