So… that’s where the “Protect Our Environment” car tag money goes

When you drive around the state of Alabama, one of the most popular “vanity” car tags is this one:


Most people don’t know that the organization in charge of these car tags have been around for more than 20 years, supporting environmental education programs throughout the state.

Legacy, Partners in Environmental Education, or simply Legacy, is one of the state of Alabama’s environmental education success stories. In fact, since 1992, Legacy has given grants to schools and education organizations totaling over $3.5 million.

Yes –  $3.5 million!

That money comes from the purchase of the Legacy “Protect Our Environment” car tag.

If your local school or organization has an interest in environmental education, and they have a project that needs funding, the deadline to submit a Legacy grant proposal is September 30, 2016.

Don’t miss out on this grant cycle. Here is the Legacy Grant Application webpage.

And the next time you see the Legacy car tag on the back of someone’s car, give the person in that car a thumbs up for support environmental education and our future.

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Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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