Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of February 9.
This week, Bham Now released its 2nd installment on Recycling in Alabama. A few interesting facts from the story to mull over and share with friends about the importance of Alabama’s recycling industries.
- Recycling in Alabama directly accounts for 32,400 jobs.
- Constellium, an aluminum can recycling plant in Muscle Shoals, Alabama recycles 20 billion cans a year.
- The largest plastic recycler in the world is KW Plastics in Troy, Alabama
- For every 100,000 tons of waste generated, only one landfill job is created. Recycling processing the same amount of waste produces 10 jobs. Recycling based manufacturing provides 26 jobs.
Something to think about. As our good friend Alan Gurganus, former head of the Alabama Recycling Coalition put it:
“Recycling is a great example where the economy and the environment are mutually beneficial. There is no argument. The economy and the environment can both be prosperous,” concluded Gurganus.
Alabama News Center – Record number of bald eagles counted on Alabama lakes
Alabama Rivers Alliance – The Coosa River’s Day in Court
Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar.
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
Birmingham Audubon – Great Backyard Bird Count: Ruffner Mountain – February 18
Black Warrior Riverkeeper – Black Warrior at Farm Burger – February 19
Jefferson County Conservation District – 2018 Urban Forestry & Conservation Fair – February 21
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
Ruffner Mountain – Spring Native Plant Sale – April 7
Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Spring Plant Sale – April 12-15
Red Mountain Park – eCO CU Foundation 3rd Annual Charity Trail Run – April 14
Southern Environmental Center – Darter Festival 2018 – April 15
Birmingham Audubon – Coastal Bird Banding at Ft. Morgan – April 17-21
Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Earth Day at the Gardens – April 21
Alabama Wildlife Federation 2018 Calendar of Events
Wild South 2018 Events Calendar
Alabama Wildlife Center 2018 Events Calendar
Discovering Alabama Broadcast Schedule
Birmingham Audubon Society Upcoming Events
Sierra Club Alabama Chapter Meetings and Hikes –
Fresh Air Family 2018 Calendar
Alabama Birding Trails Calendar
Little River Canyon Center 2018 Calendar