Going for the Green

Going for the Green

I may be exchanging my title of “co-captain” for “fan” of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team this year, but what hasn’t changed is my passion ...

People Taking Simple, but Not Extreme, Steps to Protect Against Zika

People Taking Simple, but Not Extreme, Steps to Protect Against Zika

Recent survey shows more than 80 percent of people are using insect repellent, but not changing travel plans WASHINGTON, D.C., July 19, 2016 – According to ...

Let’s take the mystery out of mosquito prevention

My children never cease to amaze me, and I know most of you parents out there can relate. Recently the curiosity of my 4-year-old twin ...

RISE Holds Informative Session on Pesticide Product Life Cycle at Spring Conference

Pesticide registrants, applicators and educators presented special session for registrants and federal agencies ARINGTON, VA, (April 19, 2016) – RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)® hosted an interactive, special session for more than 65 registrants, federal agency staffers and industry members last week at ... Read More

Spring Break and Zika: How to Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes

RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)® industry experts offer four important travel tips WASHINGTON, D.C., March 14, 2016 – The spring travel season is here but a dark cloud is looming over many travelers’ excitement of soaking up some sun in a tropical locale. In ... Read More

Salem Boys & Girls Club Members Learn About Honeybees, Create Pollinator Habitats

This week RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)® joined forces once again with Boys & Girls Club members in Salem to better understand the delicate balance of the ecosystem in which people live, and the impact that honeybees along with invasive plants and insects ... Read More

Aaron Hobbs Emphasizes Complexity of Pollinator Health on NPR’s To the Point

The May 29 To the Point program on KCRW 89.9 with guest host Barbara Bogaev focused on the decline of honeybee populations across the United States. RISE president Aaron Hobbs was invited as a panelist on the program, “The Mysteriously Disappearing Honeybees,”   where he discussed ... Read More

Aaron Hobbs, Diane Rehm and Pesticide Resistance

Well-respected radio host Diane Rehm tackled the issue of pesticide resistance on her Feb. 3 program, inviting RISE president Aaron Hobbs to participate in the panel discussion.  “Environmental Outlook: The Race Against Pests and Weeds,” featured multiple debate-worthy topics related to the subject matter, discussed ... Read More

Montgomery County Pesticide Legislation: UPDATE

The Montgomery County Council has set a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. ET on Jan. 15 and Feb. 12 to discuss Bill 52-14. The proposed bill, introduced by Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal in October 2014, will ban the use of select EPA-approved pesticides on ... Read More

Legislation Banning Pesticides Introduced in Montgomery County

County Councilmember George Leventhal introduced legislation this week in Montgomery County, Md., that aims to ban the use of select pesticides on public and private property in the county, limiting professionals’ and homeowners’ ability to maintain safe and healthy outdoor spaces. The proposed Bill 52-14 overlooks ... Read More

Local Boys & Girls Club Members Become Ecosystem Defenders

RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)® teamed up with the Knudson Boys & Girls Club of Salem and the Meyer Memorial Boys & Girls Club of Portland to provide club members with the opportunity to learn more about the delicate balance of the ecosystem ... Read More

Educating Residents About Creating Safe Outdoor Spaces for the Entire Family

This week, we teamed up with Lyme Connection, a community-based organization offering BLAST tick-borne disease prevention programming, to talk with residents in Connecticut about creating a safe, pest-free outdoor environment at Plant Science Day. The free, public event, hosted by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station ... Read More