TAG: RISE

People on the Move: Reardon receives Chairman’s Award from CLA; Toro names new director of CATT; and more from EnP, Ruppert Landscape and Arborjet

October 25, 2017By

Karen Reardon, vice president of public affairs for RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment), received the Chairman’s Award, one of CropLife America’s highest honors, for her successful effort to defend against the ban of pesticide use on private property in Montgomery County, Md. The award was given to Reardon on Sept. 25 during the CropLife America (CLA) annual meeting... 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

Montgomery County, Md., pesticide ban struck down

August 3, 2017By

The Montgomery County, Md., Circuit Court struck down the county’s ban on lawn and garden pesticide use on private property, deeming it unlawful and preempted by Maryland law. Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) said it is pleased with the court’s decision. “We are gratified that the court agreed that the county’s ban on the use of State- and... 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

Reardon recognized, Delaney honored at RISE annual meeting

September 14, 2016By

Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE), an organization that promotes the safe use of pesticides to control pests and invasive species, held its 2016 conference in Williamsburg, Va., Aug. 29-Sept 1. RISE added 15 members in 2016, making the total number of members about 200 member companies. RISE leaders spent part of the meeting discussing legal updates that occurred... read more