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.
Wins at Chicago Ceremony; Awards Celebrate 26 Years of Honoring Innovators and Innovation
The Edison Awards, celebrating 26 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced today that Picklex® and Picklex® 20 was voted a bronze winner for innovation at the April 25 th event at Navy Pier in Chicago. Ranjit Sen joined hundreds of senior executives from some of the world’s most recognized companies to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all of the 2013 Edison Award winners.
New report quantifies average fiscal impact of smart growth development
Towns across Alabama are looking for ways to balance their budgets and better development strategies could help them do that.
A new report released by the national non-profit Smart Growth America reveals how much municipalities can save, on average, by using smart growth development strategies. The report also examines how much revenue smart growth development generates compared to the alternatives.