Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of February 3.
This past week, Bham Now launched its three part series on recycling in Birmingham. The first edition provides the history behind recycling from the founding of the first drop-off sites at a Vestavia Hills shopping center and on the campus of UAB to today’s curbside recycling programs.
Bottomline, the figure that truly stands out is 16%. That’s the amount we annually reduce our waste and recycling in Alabama according to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. The national average is 34.3%
We’ve got a steep climb ahead of us in Birmingham and the state of Alabama to just recycle at the national average. The next two editions will make the case why it needs to done.
Bham Now – Why is Birmingham so far behind in recycling?
Bham Now – Glass recycling collection halted at the Alabama Environmental Council. How you can help.
Bham Now – Roll out the red carpet. Cahaba River Society is honoring rare snail
Bham Now – IKEA Group acquires 25,000 acres of forest property in Alabama
Bham Now – Super Blue Blood Moon photos from across Birmingham and Alabama
al.com – 71 amazing bald eagle photos captured by our readers
WBRC FOX 6 – Absolutely Alabama: The Chimney Sweeps
Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar.
Ruffner Mountain – Music with Ms Meg – February 3
Alabama Cup Races – Locust Fork Invitational – February 3
Alabama Wildlife Federation – Critter Crawl – February 10
Alabama Wildlife Center – Wild About Chocolate 2018 – February 10
Friends of Turkey Creek – Birmingham Mineral Railroad Presentation at Friends of Turkey Creek Nature Preserve’s meeting – February 13
Birmingham Zoo – Woo at the Zoo – February 14
Birmingham Zoo – Great Backyard Bird Count – February 17
EEAA – Rivers to the Gulf Flowing Home – February 22-24
Alabama Cup Races – Mulberry Fork Canoe and Kayak Races – March 3
Cahaba River Society – Water To Wine Tonya Jones SalonSpa Earth Month Fundraiser for Cahaba River Society – March 15
Red Mountain Park – Red Mountain Park Restoration Run – March 17
Alabama Rivers Alliance – Alabama Water Rally – March 16-18
Black Warrior Riverkeeper – 7th Annual AirWave BLOCK PARTY – March 24
Alabama Hiking Society – 2018 Alabama Hiking Trail Society Conference – March 30
Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Spring Plant Sale – April 12-15
Red Mountain Park – eCO CU Foundation 3rd Annual Charity Trail Run – April 14
Birmingham Audubon – Coastal Bird Banding at Ft. Morgan – April 17-21
Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Earth Day at the Gardens – April 21
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Birmingham Zoo 2018 Calendar of Events
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Fresh Air Family 2018 Calendar
Alabama Birding Trails Calendar
Little River Canyon Center 2018 Calendar