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Eagle Solar & Light Contributes Solar Lighting to Red Mountain Park: Now Park Guests Zip Line, Rappel & Climb at Night with ActiveLED Lighting

 

Eagle Solar & Light Contributes Solar Lighting to Red Mountain ParkBirmingham-based company, Eagle Solar & Light has installed and contributed a brand new solar lighting system for Red Mountain Park.  The donation has made possible the illumination of the Park’s 80-foot tall Kaul Adventure Tower.  Now Park guests can zip line, rappel and climb at night during special after-hours events.  The lighting system is made up of ActiveLED Solar Lights and Solar Lighting Controls, PV solar panels and batteries.  During the day, the solar panels charge the batteries that store energy to power ActiveLED solar lights once the sun goes down. ActiveLED’s ActiveREST dimming technology dims the lights when no one is on the Kaul Adventure Tower and raises lighting back to full power when guests approach.  And should Park staff forget to turn the lights off at the end of an exciting night-time Adventure? No problem—ActiveLED controls will automatically turn the lights off at dawn.

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Black Belt Citizens and residents across Alabama to Unite at State Agency’s Headquarters to Demand Protection of Civil Rights

 

On August 19th, Uniontown residents and members from different and current Civil Rights Complaints throughout Alabama’s Black Belt region will unite in Montgomery at the next bi-monthly meeting of the Alabama Environmental Management Commission, the 6-member Governor-appointed commission that oversees the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). Residents from across the region are gathering at the meeting to address their concerns over reported Civil Rights Act violations by ADEM.  Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits any recipient of federal funds from discriminating on the basis of race, color, and national origin in its programs and activities.  According to Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health & Justice (BBC) President Esther Calhoun, “Here in Uniontown, our civil and human rights are being violated every day.  We feel like the permitting of Arrowhead Landfill to expand in size and trespass on New Hope Cemetery is a violation our civil rights.  That’s why we filed our Civil Rights Complaint in 2013 and that’s why we are here with other communities demanding justice.”

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Alabama State Parks Bill a Victory for Conservation Voters

 

After more than a year since Alabama's budget crisis first threatened state parks, the state legislature has passed a bill calling for a vote on a constitutional amendment that would protect parks' funding from the debilitating administrative transfers that closed five of the twenty-two state parks.

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After 3 Decades of Sewage Crisis, Black Belt Citizens Demand a Change

Uniontown sits at a very pivotal and important moment. In the midst of a sewage crisis that has lasted over 3 decades, Uniontown has to make a decision: will we build a wastewater treatment plant or more sprayfields? For most residents and community leaders with the Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health & Justice (BBC), the answer has always been: build a treatment plant, not more sprayfields. According to BBC Vice-President Ben Eaton: “Uniontown’s sprayfields have always been a major problem. Our sprayfields will not work because of the soil and geology. They did not work in 1992 when they built the first sprayfield, they did not work in 2012 when they brought in the $4.8 Million USDA grant, and they will not work now. We need a treatment plant. And we need our local and state officials to listen so we do not waste any more taxpayer’s money.” 

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