Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for July 6th.
Earlier this week on Facebook, the Birmingham Zoo posted this great picture (below) of Farley, the California Sea Lion recycling a plastic bottle. I was particularly struck by the figures quoted in the post about the number of plastic bottles we use and the waste we throw away.
Here is the post:
Americans throw away 25,000,000 plastic beverage bottles every hour. The US is the #1 trash-producing country in the world at 1,609 pounds per person per year. This means that 5% of the world’s people generate 40% of the world’s waste.
Alabama Environmental Council
Obviously, we all need to reduce the waste we create, but let’s also support recycling in Birmingham. If you haven’t done so, check out the Alabama Environmental Council’s recycling center in Avondale. They take pretty much everything including plastic and yes – even glass! More importantly, the AEC is the leading organization in the state when it come to advocating for waste reduction and recycling.
Check them out today!
Now onward to this week’s news and events!
Outdoor Alabama – Survey Finds First Southeastern Bat with White-nose Syndrome
Coosa Riverkeeper – Coosa River Swim Guide
Black Warrior Riverkeeper –UA PR Student Earns Grant for Riverkeeper Internship
Alabama Coastal Foundation – The Underwater Forest
Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar at: http://bhamnow.com/bhamn-events/category/outdoor-events/
Southern Environmental Center – Figs and Rosemary Benefit at Rojo – July 6th
Alabama Environmental Council – Recycal’s Rain Barrel Workshop – July 8th
Alabama Rivers Alliance – Defend Rivers Paddle – July 8th
Coosa Riverkeeper –Coosa Riverkeeper Fundraiser featuring Good People – July 8th
Coosa Riverkeeper – 10% Giving at Sky Castle – July 12th
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve – Float Your Boat Summer Festival – July 15th
ASAN – Cultivate ASAN at Pepper Place Market – July 15th
Coosa Riverkeeper – Cheers to the Coosa Farm & Field – July 27
Cahaba Environmental Center – Cahaba Connections Conference – August 4th
Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Lunch and Learn – the Benefits of Trees – September 13
Cahaba River Society – Cahaba River Fry-Down – October 1st
Alabama Rivers Alliance – Wild and Scenic Film Festival – October 22nd
Alabama Wildlife Federation – 2017 Calendar of Events
Wild South – 2017 Events Calendar
Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Calendar of Events
Discovering Alabama – July Broadcast Schedule
Birmingham Audubon Society – 2017 Events
Sierra Club Alabama Chapter – Meetings and Hikes –
Fresh Air Family – 2017 Calendar
Alabama Birding Trails Calendar
Little River Canyon Center – 2017 Calendar
Ruffner Mountain – Calendar