Students at the University of Alabama at Huntsville are preparing for a new fund that could generate over a quarter of a million dollars for on-campus sustainability projects over the next five years. The Chargers for Sustainability and the UAH Green Club have teamed up with the Coalition of Alabama Students for the Environment to create a new campus “Green Fund” to support student-designed and implemented projects for energy-independence, efficiency, renewables, recycling, and other environmental initiatives.
Although water is one of the most vital resources on the planet, waterways continue to decline in quality and quantity in virtually every part of the world. Earth is home to one billion cubic kilometers of water, yet only 2.5 percent is fresh water. Of that, less than one percent is clean and accessible, leaving more than one billion people living without safe drinking water.
At the close of the 2013 Alabama Legislative Session, residents of Greater Birmingham can rest assured that a controversial agenda to eliminate area drinking water protections has been defeated due to the efforts of student advocates from across the state.Less than two weeks after over 75 student representatives from the Coalition of Alabama Students for the Environment brought their needs for heightened drinking water resource planning for Greater Birmingham to elected officials, area legislators decided to push a more controversial agenda.
Gillian Richard, a native of Gurley, Ala., has received a grant from the Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation to work with the nonprofit clean water advocacy organization Black Warrior Riverkeeper. Richard, a senior majoring in public relations at The University of Alabama, will be working as a communications intern for the group throughout the summer. This grant is the highest honor that the College of Communication and Information Sciences bestows on a student. The University of Alabama’s public relations program was ranked in the top 5 PR programs nationally in each of the past 5 years.
Silverock Cove hosting Dillon Hodges and other musicians to benefit BWRk
H2 Real Estate is hosting the 4th Annual Dock at the Rock on June 15th with a series of outdoor music performances at the amphitheater at Silverock Cove (101 Turtle Point Dr, Crane Hill, AL 35053) on Smith Lake. Dillon Hodges is headlining the event, with a number of musicians scheduled to play throughout day starting at 11 A.M. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Black Warrior Riverkeeper.
Complete Streets resolution is the latest effort in city's goal to create safer streets and more transportation options
Montevallo’s City Council unanimously passed a “Complete Streets” Resolution at their meeting on April 22. Complete streets is an approach to infrastructure design that ensures roadways are safe for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users and automobile drivers.