Thank goodness the marketing professionals finally came up with an abbreviated title for the Certified Sustainable Landscape Professional… “ecoPRO.” Is that how we type it? 🙂 But names aside, it is a tremendous program to certify landscape professionals in their eco-friendliness and give recognition to those professionals that are taking care of the Earth and leading the charge towards a more sustainable future. I feel honored that I was chosen to be one of the first 30 to have gone through the program and certified along with 21 others as Washington State’s 1st ecoPROs.
Initial grant monies came through the Washington State Department of Ecology and the program is being administered the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals (http://www.walp.org/) and the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association (http://www.wsnla.org). Go to: http://www.wsnla.org/ecoPROcertified to get more information or if you want to apply for the training and exam.