RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) hosted a special Power Hour Industry Issues Update during Elevate, presented by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). The session centered on the pivotal role of grassroots engagement in shaping the future of the landscape and the specialty pesticide and fertilizer industries.
Megan Provost, President of RISE, discussed a range of priority issues that impact the industry, drawing attention to the critical importance of collective action and advocacy efforts.
“Grassroots advocacy is critical to our success,” stated Provost. “It’s about individuals coming together to make their voices heard, and it’s proven time and again that when we work collectively, we achieve more than we could ever accomplish alone.”
The event also featured distinguished speakers Chris Sherrington, Technical Director at Lawn Doctor, and Jennifer Jorge, Chief Operating Officer at King Green, both of whom serve in leadership roles within NALP.
Their presentations touched on the power of collaboration and coordination between RISE, NALP, and other stakeholders, and highlighted how such partnerships amplify the industry’s grassroots advocacy efforts.
Provost concluded with, “Collaboration is the driving force behind our success at every level. By uniting our industry’s perspectives and talents, we create a powerful force for positive change. Let’s continue to work together, advocating for policies that support the creation of healthy and inspiring places to live, work and play.”