MIAMI — The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA) has launched a campaign to encourage landscape professionals to proclaim their pride in being “Green Collared.” The "Proud to be Green Collared" campaign seeks to increase the awareness of the environmental and human health benefits of managed landscapes and the professionals who envision, create, and maintain the green spaces that unite our communities and make them better.

The NHLA is offering landscape professionals the opportunity to purchase a “Proud to be Green Collared, Making America MORE than Beautiful” bumper sticker for $5. All proceeds will go toward student scholarships for those preparing themselves for a career as a landscape professional.

“It’s time to celebrate landscape industry professionals across the country. They combine a passion for the outdoors, a commitment to environmental stewardship, an eye for natural beauty, and the knowledge and knack for creating and sustaining it,” said Pam Berrios, president of the NHLA. “Regardless of their job title or specific duties, these professionals collectively transform sites into more beautiful, highly functional, and healthier environments that benefit our communities. The Proud to be Green Collared campaign encourages green industry professionals to engage others in a conversation about how much they love what they do for a living, and the important contributions they make to the well-being of the communities they serve. Proceeds from the sale of Proud to be Green Collared bumper stickers will support the next generation of green profession colleagues through student scholarships.”

For additional campaign information and to order Proud to be Green Collared bumper stickers, please go to