Photo Courtesy of International Crane Foundation
If we had to pick the “feel good” story of the week, it has got to be OHenry’s Coffees installation of a solar energy system at their roasting facility.
We truly love the idea of “solar powered” coffee in the morning.
Our favorite upcoming events? Up at Little River Canyon Center – take the family for some real life “star-gazing” with a NASA scientist/educator. Or for something a little bit silly and fun with the kids try the Fresh Air Family Wacky Tacky Christmas this coming week. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Alabama Coastal Foundation’s Connect to Your Coast event at Avondale Brewery on December 21st.
Stories scheduled for next week on Bham Now? Lookout for a guide to local”Nature-based” Christmas gifts. We are also working on a story about water efficiency to address the still on-going (but better this week!) drought.
Now, this week – December 2-December 9
Bham Now – Celebrate Alabama’s Rivers
Alabama Newscenter – Try these energy-wise tips to ensure safe and happy holidays
UAB Magazine – Sprawling cities seek answers for smart growth
UAB Magazine – Against the Current
National Forests in Alabama – Rain is a Gift to Firefighters as USDA Forest Service Lifts Fire Restrictions in Alabama’s National Forests
Bham Now Outdoor Calendar
Alabama Environmental Council – Outlaw Country Christmas – December 9th
Birmingham Zoo – Birmingham Zoo’s Zoolight Safari – December 9-23
Fresh Air Family – Wacky Tacky Christmas – December 11-14
Citizen’s Climate Lobby – Citizen’s Climate Education Meeting – December 12
Alabama Rivers Alliance – Goodwill Wednesday at Cahaba Brewing – December 14
Wild South – Volunteer Workday in the Sipsey Wilderness -December 17
Birmingham Audubon – 2016 Audubon Photography Winners Traveling Exhibit in Birmingham – December 12 @ 11:00 am – December 22 @ 3:00 pm
Alabama Coastal Foundation – Connect to Your Coast in Birmingham – December 21st
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge – Festival of Cranes at Wheeler -January 14-15
Camp McDowell – McDowell Enneagram Conference – February 10-12, 2017
Sponsored by JSU/Little River Canyon