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TAG: sustainability

Guido to host Hunter/Ewing sustainability webinar May 14

May 6, 2014By

As part of a four-part series on sustainable irrigation and business opportunities, Hunter Industries and Ewing are sponsoring a webinar, titled “Building a Profitable and Green Sustainable Company,” May 14 from 11 a.m. to noon PDT. Hosted by Judith Guido of Guido & Associates, the webinar is the second installment in the series, and it qualifies for .25 Tier 3... read more

Nature’s Perspective honored for environmentalism

March 26, 2014By

Nature’s Perspective Landscaping, based in Evanston, Ill., was honored by the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) as the recipient of the Charlotte Omohundro Award. The award is annually presented to a person or organization that exemplifies the late Charlotte Omohundro’s dedication to community service in the area of the environment. Charlotte was an early promoter of environmental stewardship in Evanston, a... read more

Ewing dubs Warren Gorowitz VP of sustainability

March 21, 2014By

In a move to strengthen its sustainability initiatives, Ewing promoted Warren Gorowitz to vice president of sustainability. “The concept of helping our customers create and manage successful, sustainable businesses is one of the core values on which we operate,” said President Douglas York. “Expanding our focus on sustainable product solutions is the most logical and necessary step in helping contractors... read more

ASLA survey: Lighting, native plants trending in 2014

February 26, 2014By

Consumer demand remains strong for attractively designed residential landscapes that are perfect for entertaining and relaxing, according to the 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The survey also shows continuing popularity for sustainable and low-maintenance design. The survey asked residential landscape architecture professionals about the estimated popularity of various design elements... read more

Arborjet goes solar

February 21, 2014By

Arborjet made another advancement toward reducing its carbon footprint with the installation of a 60-kilowatt photovoltaic solar energy system to take care of 100 percent of the company’s electricity needs. Designed and installed by Astrum Solar, the more than $200,000 system is located on the roof of Arboret’s Worburn, Mass., headquarters in the form of more than 120 panels and... read more

A-LIST tackles turfgrass breeding

February 13, 2014By

Seed Research of Oregon, alongside Mountain View Seeds and LebanonTurf, initiated a new research and development program called the Alliance for Low Input Sustainable Turf (A-LIST). The nonprofit program aims to influence turfgrass breeding through creating trial guidelines and evaluation protocols to identify the best performing turfgrass varieties with reduced input demands. A-LIST will establish and monitor a voluntary evaluation... read more