You’re invited—learn how to live more sustainably in Birmingham on Monday, May 9

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Goin’ green. (Alabama Environmental Council / Facebook)

Did you know that Alabama has an Environmental Council dedicated to helping Alabamians make healthy, sustainable choices? On Monday, May 9, Alabama Environmental Council (AEC) is hosting an event to help us all live more sustainably in Birmingham.

AEC helps us live more sustainably in Birmingham

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Sol y Luna was recently recognized as a Gold Partner. (Alabama Environmental Council / Facebook)

AEC has a number of initiatives that make it easy for Alabamians to make smart, sustainable choices. One of their popular programs is the “Earth Aware Team” or “EAT”, which recognizes Alabama restaurants that are stars of sustainability.

The EAT awards are a tiered system that honor restaurants making healthy choices for the environment—check out a full breakdown of the award levels and recent Bham winners here.

The Bham EAT sustainability partners:

Celebrate sustainability on Monday, May 9

Want to learn more about the EAT sustainability partners and how to get involved with AEC? You’re in luck! They are hosting an event and we’ve got the scoop:

  • Where: Cahaba Brewing Company | 4500 5th Ave S Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • When: Monday, May 9, 3-5PM
  • What: Come out to meet the EAT sustainability partners and learn about how they are working to make Alabama become more sustainable!
  • RSVP
  • BONUS: Lots of vendors will bring along sustainable packaging and products to show off, PLUS you can grab a tasty beverage from Cahaba Brewing while you’re there. Sip sustainably!

In addition to local restaurants, you’ll also get the chance to hear from Magic City Harvest and Grace Klein Community—two organizations working to stop food waste and tackle food insecurity.

Hear from EAT leader

Lauren Guillbeau, a leader at the AEC, encourages all Birminghamians to come out to the educational event. Will we see you there?

“We want you to meet our EAT partners. What’s an EAT partner? An EAT partner is someone who helps us live more sustainably. It could be a restaurant that doesn’t use styrofoam or single-use plastic bags. It could be an organization that helps us deal with disposable food waste, such as composting service or a food rescue. Come out and learn about all the sustainable practices.”

—Lauren Guillbeau

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