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
10 Ways to Discover the Great Outdoors
Summer is in full-swing – even though it looks and feels significantly different this year. While you may be trading your beach or international vacation ...
Deck the Halls with these 12 Plants
Holiday plants bring the smells and colors of the season to your favorite spaces, be it under the mistletoe, next to the Christmas tree or ...
Fresh Herbs to “Spice Up” Thanksgiving
This Thanksgiving, no need to add extra spices to your shopping list. We’ve rounded up the best, easy-to-care for herbs to take your favorite dish, ...
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