TAG: Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment

RISE 2019 Annual Meeting

August 26, 2019By

Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) will be hosting its annual meeting at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Marana, Az. Attendees can join committee meetings, or attend the following events: Give-Back Reception: Monday, August 26, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Wellness Activities: Tuesday, August 27 and Wednesday, August 28 at 6 a.m. RISEing Professionals Latte Hour: Tuesday, August 27... read more

Hobbs announces resignation from RISE

June 11, 2019By

Aaron Hobbs, who has served as president of Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) for the last 10 years, announced his resignation. Hobbs served as president of the organization since 2010 and during that time, created a strategic plan that guided the organization’s tactical investments for the past five years. “Aaron helped lead the RISE team’s development of DebugtheMyth’s... read more

Hundreds gather for 10th annual RISE Regulatory Conference

April 8, 2019By
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Over 400 pesticide leaders gathered to discuss innovation, sustainability and regulation at the 2019 CropLife America and RISE Regulatory Conference. read more

RISE to raise dues, funds will go to fighting pesticide litigation battles

September 13, 2017By

The Governing Board for Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE), at the group’s annual meeting in August in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., unanimously approved a membership dues increase to fund a more proactive messaging stance and fight mounting pesticide litigation battles. The dues increase—the organization’s first in years—is significant but needed, said RISE Chairman Jonathan Sweat, who is also BASF’s... read more

‘Change’ is the operative word at RISE Industry Issues Breakfast

February 13, 2017By

“Where should we begin today?” Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) President Aaron Hobbs asked a crowd of members and golf course superintendents attending the organization’s annual Industry Issues Breakfast Feb. 8 at the Golf Industry Show (GIS) in Orlando. “We did have an election. How about we start there,” said Hobbs, after a lengthy pause. “How will the... read more

RISE, companies sue Montgomery County over pesticide ban

November 22, 2016By

Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE), along with six local businesses and seven residents of Montgomery County, Md., filed a lawsuit on Nov. 21 that challenges the passage of the county’s pesticide ban. “Our nearly two-year challenge to the passage of Bill 52-14 continues with today’s court filing,” said Aaron Hobbs, RISE president. “Along with impacted county businesses and... read more