The latest ALCC news, including Colorado Green NOW articles, legislative updates, and programming announcements. 

2021 board voting closes December 4 Email
Thursday, December 03, 2020 01:00 PM

votingFriday, December 4 is the last day to vote for the 2021 ALCC Board of Directors. Please visit this link to cast your voteBoard of Directors 2021

You must be logged in to take the form, and you may only take the form once. Each member company may submit one vote; additional ballots submitted with be disqualified. Ballots must be submitted by midnight Mountain time on December 4, 2020. If you need help with your login, contact us at 303 757-5611 or email [email protected].

December SLM training deadline is tomorrow, 12/4/20 Email
Thursday, December 03, 2020 12:00 AM
SLM Training

Earn your Sustainable Landscape Management (SLM) Colorado certificate online! The SLM training class on December 8 will be held online due to restrictions limiting in-person gatherings.

Learn more about SLM and register for the 4-hour webinar. After the class, attendees will take an online exam. A passing score of 70% or higher on the exam will earn attendees the SLM certificate. The training class is open to ALCC members only.

Drought plan stage 3 activated by CO governor Email
Monday, November 30, 2020 04:00 PM

Polis activates stage 3 of drought plan

Colorado Governor Jared Polis issued a "Governor's Memorandum of Drought Emergency on Monday, November 30. The memo announced "Phase 3 Activation of the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan."  Read the full memorandum.
The memo represents "full activation" of the plan, including activating the Municipal Water Impact Task Force. "The initial objective of the Task Force is for water suppliers to coordinate with each other and the state going into winter to prepare for anticipated drought-related challenges and opportunities in 2021," the memo says. ALCC will monitor this situation and notify members of any actions that may impact the operations of Colorado landscape and other green industry companies. 
Colorado Springs Utilities earns another HIRE Vets Medallion Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 05:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

Colorado Springs Utilities was awarded the HIRE Vets Medallion—Platinum for their successful efforts to recruit and hire US military veterans. This is the second time that the utility has received the award in the three years that the program has been active. 

How a hobby became a decades-long career Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 04:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

“I feel like I learn something new every day,” says Lisa Emerson of Emerson Outdoor Design, Denver. “There’s always something new to learn.” That on-the-job continuing education has helped her company evolve over its twenty years in business.

With a background in engineering and computer software design, Emerson’s job at a software company had her traveling a lot. When her oldest child was born twenty years ago, the Denver native chose to make a career change and start her own business, The Urban Garden, around her hobbies of gardening and design.

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