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

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