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Questions answered regarding enforcement of new sprinkler head law Email
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 03:00 AM

Colorado Green NowThe ALCC/GreenCO lobbyists have looked into the rules around Colorado House Bill 19-1231, “New Appliance Energy and Water Efficiency Standards,” which prohibits the sale and installation of non-pressure-regulated spray heads in irrigation systems as of January 1, 2021. There have been questions from the irrigation community regarding use of spray heads already in stock and about enforcement of the new law.

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WaterSense Awards recognize City of Aspen, Northern Water, and Toro Company Email
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 02:15 AM

Colorado Green NowALCC'S Colorado Green Now email on October 28 failed to include Northern Water's WaterSense Award. An updated version of the article follows. We regret the error.

A Colorado city, a Colorado water provider, and a veteran green industry company were among those recognized at the annual WaterSense awards. City of Aspen and Northern Water Conservancy District were named Partners of the Year, and Toro Company was honored for Excellence in Outreach and Training. The award winners were announced October 7 during a WaterSmart Innovations webinar held in lieu of the cancelled conference.  

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WaterSense Awards recognize City of Aspen and Toro Company Email
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 02:00 AM

Colorado Green NowA Colorado city, a Colorado water provider, and a veteran green industry company were among those recognized at the annual WaterSense awards. City of Aspen and Northern Water Conservancy District were named Partners of the Year, and Toro Company was honored for Excellence in Outreach and Training. The award winners were announced October 7 during a WaterSmart Innovations webinar held in lieu of the cancelled conference.  

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Coloradans asked to participate in COVID-19 exposure notification app Email
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 01:00 AM

Colorado Green NowThe Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is asking Coloradans to install and participate in the state’s new COVID-19 Exposure Notification service that launched on October 25th. According to a CDPHE representative:

One of the key tools to slow the spread of COVID-19 is right in your pocket. CO Exposure Notifications is a system developed in partnership with Google & Apple to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by anonymously alerting users who have been in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. You may have already seen the push notification pop up on your smartphone to access this service. It is meant to complement existing state-wide efforts without compromising the privacy of its users.

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COVID update Oct. 19: Denver, Adams, and Arapahoe Counties issue new public health orders Email
Monday, October 19, 2020 12:00 AM

City and County of Denver updated its public health orders in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. Public and personal gatherings are limited to five (5) people (effective through November 16), and masks are required outdoors (effective immediately, indefinitely). Read the update to the order.

Adams County and Arapahoe County have issued updated public health orders limiting gatherings and limiting alcohol sales.

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Welcome to the new Colorado Green NOW Email
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 05:00 AM

We've refreshed the look of Colorado Green NOW, but we'll continue to deliver timely information for the Colorado green industry on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. If you're interested in advertising, see our 2021 media kit, with opportunities for both digital and print advertising, is now available. Contact Martha Dickenson at 303 257-6499 with questions. Send story tips and feedback on the new design to [email protected].

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Failure to call 811 could mean costly fiber optic damage Email
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 04:00 AM

Calling 811 for utility locates before you dig is important for even more reasons than safety. As more communities establish fiber-optic cable for internet access, severing a fiber-optic line could become a serious financial and customer service issue for your landscape company.

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SBA proposes changes to increase eligibility for contracting and loan programs Email
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 03:00 AM

The US Small Business Association (SBA) has proposed changes to the small business size standard in eight sectors. These revisions are meant to increase the eligibility of small businesses for contracting and loan programs. SBA is asking for public comments on these changes by December 1.

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Go for a fall look with Sustainable Landscape Management Email
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 02:00 AM

Sustainable Landscape Management (SLM) Colorado has three primary goals for the Colorado landscape industry:

  • Create a blueprint for all professionals who maintain landscapes.
  • Increase water conservation and reduce plant loss.
  • Raise the level of professionalism.

When it comes to maintenance, the basic rule is to apply the right maintenance practices at the right time. One sustainable practice of SLM that applies to this time of year is leaving some leaves in the landscape.

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G&G Equipment named Walker Mower top dealer Email
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 01:00 AM

G&G Equipment was recently named a 2020 Five Star Dealer by Larimer County-based Walker Manufacturing. The Frederick, CO dealer was one of five dealers to win the award this year and the only Colorado dealer to be named in this year’s “class.”

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Welcome to ALCC's news feed Email
Thursday, October 08, 2020 12:00 AM

Welcome to the new ALCC news feed. Here is where you can find all of the latest information from Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado: breaking news, event announcements, the latest legislative/advocacy updates, Colorado Green NOW articles, CEO updates, and more. We've put it all in one place, with the most recent news at the top of the feed.

We hope you find this news feed helpful and informative. We welcome your feedback and your suggestions for ALCC programs and services. Email us at [email protected] and let us know how we can help Colorado landscape companies be better by nature.

 
GreenCO announces candidate endorsements Email
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 05:00 AM

GreenCOAfter several full days of interviews with candidates and careful consideration, GreenCO announced its endorsements for the upcoming election. Some of these Colorado candidates will also receive donations from the GreenCO PAC. 

“GreenCO supports candidates who understand the values and needs of business owners and work with GreenCO to find common-sense solutions to the issues we face,” said John McMahon, CEO of Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC).

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Update on ProGreen EXPO 2021 plans Email
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 04:00 AM

The ProGreen EXPO partner organizations continue to monitor the situation around COVID-19 and explore options for the 2021 event. Organizers have already confirmed many speakers, all of whom have expressed the flexibility to present either virtually or in-person should conditions change.

“We understand that our industry is eager to network, learn, earn CEUs, and explore the trade show again,” said John McMahon, CEO of ProGreen partner organization ALCC. “We continue to explore options that will allow us to present the conference and trade show while making attendee safety our priority.”

There is hope that restrictions may be relaxed when the 100-person indoor capacity limit expires September 30. The ProGreen partners hope to announce a decision in early October, and the green industry will be notified.

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