Upswing brings retail back into Downtown Birmingham, including 5 local shops

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Upswing by REV Birmingham is in full swing! Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Downtown Birmingham is continuing to develop and the city is on the upswing! If you’ve driven past the corner of 2nd Ave North and 19th Street North, you’ve probably noticed a few shipping containers hanging out on the sidewalk.

That cute little corner is called Upswing and you’re going to want to check it out before it’s gone!

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7 things to know about East Pinson Valley, including a local oasis, Turkey Creek

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Swimmer at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve – Photo via Southern Environmental Center

East Pinson Valley is one of those parts of Birmingham that you might not get to much unless you live here…like me! It’s home to some hidden gems you’re gonna want to check out.

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Get your grub on at Birmingham’s Trucks by the Tracks at Railroad Park, Oct. 13th from 11AM-5PM

Hmm.. where should we eat? That is the hardest question at Trucks by the Tracks! Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

It’s that time of year again! I feel a food coma coming on. Trucks by the Tracks presented by American Family Care is happening Sunday, October 13th from 11AM to 5PM. Birmingham’s best food trucks gather at Railroad Park to create a foodie’s paradise. Here’s all you need to know about the event!

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Say bye-bye to Zyp bikes. So what’s next for micro-mobility in Birmingham?

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Take a good look because soon you won’t be seeing Zyp bikes zooming around the city. Photo via REV Birmingham.

Zyp bikes were dope. Now they’re a nope. It was recently announced that the Zyp Bikeshare program is coming to an end in Birmingham. Did your jaw drop? Because mine did! The green bikes were introduced by REV in 2015. They’ve become a staple among the city’s landscape. So now what? Here’s everything we know (so far) about what to expect.

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10 simple ways to go green in Birmingham, including thrifting

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Birmingham, AL. is beautiful. Let’s keep it that way. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

As climate change and sustainability continue to become defining issues of our generation, you may be wondering what you can do to help right here in Birmingham.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s a BIG planet, but adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle doesn’t have to be scary or require moving into a tent. Just remember that positive impact starts with baby steps you take every day. Here are 10 easy ways to go green in Birmingham right now!

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