The Alabama Environmental Council (AEC) Recycling Center, recently relocated to Avondale, is adding solar power to its offices in order to save energy, save costs, and educate the public about solar power in Alabama. Through the donation and installation by Eagle Solar and Light, electricity bills and environmental impacts will be reduced with a 1.5 kW photovoltaic system by LG.
There has been a fish kill on the Black Warrior River on Mulberry Fork. Over 100 fish were floating on Mulberry Fork before 5 am on June 16. The location was next to Alabama Power's Gorgas Steam Plant. The actual fish kill is believed to have happened in Baker's Creek which feeds in the Black Warrior River via Mulberry Creek. The Gorgas Steam Plant sits and releases effluents into Baker's Creek regularly. However, the effluents are monitored and follow regulations, including the EPA's Clean Water Act.
Two students from the University of Alabama, Chris Cochrane (Gadsden, Ala.) and Collin Williams (Nashville, Tenn.), recently completed a 340-mile paddling trip from Tuscaloosa to Mobile to raise awareness for river conservation efforts in Alabama, traveling down the Black Warrior River and Tombigbee River for 15 days.
Cochrane, a recent graduate of environmental science, and Williams, a marine science student, wanted to highlight the importance of freshwater conservation to Alabama’s ecosystem, which contains 38 percent of North America’s fish species and more species of freshwater fish, crayfish, mussels, turtles, and snails than any other state in the U.S.
Map of Alabama’s Top 50 Transportation Projects Highlights State’s Imbalanced Approach to Infrastructure
A map released today of Alabama’s 50 most needed road improvements, the total cost of which could be completed for half a billion dollars less than the proposed Northern Beltline, highlights a critical need for accountability and transparency in the decision-making process around statewide transportation investments.
My Green Birmingham event shines light on rising local sustainability progress
My Green Birmingham held its 3rd Annual Champions of Sustainability, presented by the City of Birmingham, on Tuesday, April 12th, at Saturn Birmingham. More than 150 guests gathered to honor a unique range of Champions of Sustainability recipients. My Green Birmingham also presented its first ever Champions of Sustainability Visionary Award to special guest, Laura Turner Seydel, an international environmental advocate and eco-living expert.
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