Month: March 2015

In support of a guest worker program

PLANET (soon to be the National Association of Landscape Professionals), is a member of the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC), and supports the cause to create a guest worker program to strengthen not only our industry, but also the economy. Recently, the EWIC released a statement on immigration reform and a guest worker program. For […]

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Top 5 Takeaways from the National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Another successful Student Career Days is in the books, but we want to keep the energy of the event going! Remember these top five takeaways from the event as we settle back into our routines. We can’t wait to see you at association events all year, and back at the National Collegiate Landscape Competition next […]

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Landscape Industry Position on H-2B Program Resumption

In response to last week’s respective decisions by the U.S. Departments of Labor (DOL) and Homeland Security (DHS), the landscape sector represented by the undersigned organizations is calling for the immediate resumption of H-2B visa application processing. Many small businesses in the landscape sector, including dealers, distributors, and contractors, rely on the program as a […]

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Changing the way we tell our story

Why did you get out of bed this morning? Chances are, you didn’t get up with the intention of changing the world. But that’s exactly what you, as a landscape professional, are doing. Just a day into Student Career Days 2015, and that has already been the most repeated message. At the Academic Excellence Foundation […]

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Protect our Pollinators

Our industry takes its role as environmental stewards very seriously and is committed to educating others on helping protect pollinators, with a special focus on bee health. We understand that research points to multiple factors affecting pollinator health, including pests and parasites, microbial diseases, nutrition problems, loss of habitat and forage, and climate change. Recently, […]

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What's in a Name?

Guest blogger Jim Campanella, past-president of the Professional Lawn Care Association of America, PLCAA, shares his perspective on the change in branding from PLANET to the National Association of Landscape Professionals. As you all know by now, we are The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). There has been some controversy and questions as to […]

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