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Alabama Has 10 Top Organizations Named in the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank’s Just Released New 2016 Good Food Org Guide

 

The third annual Good Food Org Guide identifies and celebrates 1,000 U.S.-based groups including 10 from Alabama who are cultivating a better food system

The James Beard Foundation (www.jamesbeard.org) and Food Tank (www.foodtank.com), along with a prestigious advisory group of more than 70 food system experts, developed the third annual Good Food Org Guide featuring 1000 food related organizations across the United States. Ten initiatives from Alabama were chosen including Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network, Feeding the Gulf Coast, Druid City Garden Project, E.A.T. South, Fairhope Local Food Production Initiative, Food Bank of Northern Alabama, Jones Valley Teaching Farm, Magic City Harvest, The REV Birmingham Urban Food Project, and Victory Teaching Farm.

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Birmingham Public Library Receives Donation of 19 DVDs, Five Books of Cowspiracy, Acclaimed Documentary Promoting Vegan Lifestyle

Jennifer RobertsA Decatur, Alabama woman has donated to the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) 19 copies of an acclaimed documentary DVD and five copies of its companion book that promotes a vegan lifestyle. People who are vegan don’t consume or use any animal products or by-products.

Jennifer “Auntie Jen” Roberts donated copies of Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret to each of BPL’s 19 branches. Roberts also donated five copies of the film’s companion book, The Sustainability Secret, to the following BPL locations: Central, Springville Road, North Birmingham, Five Points West, and Avondale.

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Colonial Pipeline Operations Update

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Colonial Pipeline Company System Map

Colonial Pipeline issued the following update today regarding shipments of gasoline initiated late last week and in the process of being delivered now (many supplies have already been delivered) to distribution terminals throughout the system.

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Blackwarrior Riverkeeper Remarks on Northport Sewer Spill

 

On July 4th the City of Northport, Alabama had a major sewer spill in the Black Warrior River. The spill revealed a city unprepared to fully address the emergency situation. The Black Warrior Riverkeeper was monitoring the situation and alerting the public to the spill. The city put a statement on it's Facebook page and website and failed to place public notices at public ramps into the river. Here's the latest update from the Black Warrior Riverkeeper.

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