BOLD Series with Jim McClintock a huge success! Continue to follow McClintock’s adventures at #JiminAntarctica (video)

Birmingham Now Speaker Series

It was a night to remember.

A full house. Avondale Brewery had to put out extra chairs.  The crowd started arriving 30 minutes early, to secure good seats. And Dr. Jim McClintock captivated the audience of 75+ for 50 minutes with a passionate talk about Antarctica, climate change, solutions and the future.

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Seeking applicants from all walks of life – the EMERGE Sustainability Leadership Program (deadline December 9th)

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A sustainable Birmingham

There is still time to apply for EMERGE – the Green Resource Center for Alabama’s  new and innovative sustainability leadership program.

Seeking participants from varying careers and all walks of life, this program is modeled after the Magic City’s successful Leadership Birmingham program.

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“Think globally. Act locally.” Hand in Paw and Bham Now BOLD Series (slideshow)

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“Think globally. Act locally.”

Words to live by, and you can do just that, on Tuesday, December 6th, 5:30, at the Avondale Brewery by attending the Bham Now BOLD Series featuring Jim McClintock. (purchase tickets here)

Think Globally.

UAB world renowned explorer, researcher and author Jim  McClintock will be taking the attendees on a virtual tour of Antarctica.  He will bear witness to the rapid changes that are occurring in our southernmost continent and the living lab that is disappearing as a result of climate change.

Act Locally.

One of the Bham Now  BOLD Series special features is the opportunity, for the speaker to choose a charity in which a portion of the proceeds will be donated.  McClintock selected Hand in Pawone of Birmingham’s most amazing and kindhearted organizations.  Checkout the slideshow above and the videos about this program that serves nearly 100,000 of our neighbors in the Birmingham region.

It will be a special night globally and locally.

Please join us!

Here are Hand in Paw’s  Videos

Sit, Stay, Read!  –  Petscription  – Pawsitive Living

 

Your Sunday morning “Canyon Center Critter” – Grapevine Looper Moth

Photo by: Little River Canyon Center's Steve White
Photo by: Little River Canyon Center’s Steve White

“All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small.”

This Sunday, we are beginning a new feature with our friends at the Little River Canyon Center called the “Canyon Center Critter.”  This  week’s critter:

Grapevine Looper Moth

Tell us your encounters with this week’s Canyon Center Critter.

Christmas at Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens (slideshow)

Arlington in Birmingham, Alabama
Arlington in Birmingham

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Here is a treat.

Our friends at the Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens are celebrating Christmas today with music and free admission (with donations encouraged).

Despite rain in the forecast, this is a wonderful opportunity to explore the interior of Birmingham’s most famous home, exquisitely decorated for Christmas.

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Legion Field: “The Old Gray Lady” on a gray day in December

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With the SEC championship game being played once again today in Atlanta between Alabama and Florida, we took a quick visit to the place where the inaugural SEC championship game was played 24 years ago –Legion Field.

It was a gray and chilly day when we took these photos today (Dec. 3, 2016) much like it was back on December 5, 1992. Interestingly, just like today’s 2016 Alabama team, the 1992 Crimson Tide was undefeated coming into the game, and was needing a win to play for the national championship.  Florida’s 1992 team also had 3 defeats on it’s record, the same as this 2016 Gators.

Another fact. 83,091 people attended the game in 1992. Today, Legion Field’s capacity is considerably smaller at 71, 594.

Enjoy the pictures and memories.

The Atlantic Magazine discovers the treasures within the Birmingham Public Library (slideshow)

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The Atlantic, one the nation’s most venerable and respected magazines, recently wrote a story in November about a visit to the Birmingham Public Library and the treasures within it.

A must read story written by The Atlantic’s Deborah Fallows – The Treasures of Birmingham

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Alabama Weekly Nature Roundup December 2nd edition – brought to you by JSU Little River Canyon Center

lrcc_-_logo_-_vertical This week, we are pleased to announce our new partnership with the JSU Little River Canyon Center.  Along with their support of Bham Now’s Nature Roundup, we also will be updating Bham Now readers regularly about the Canyon Center’s many activities, and developing stories, such as the one posted this morning about Little River Falls coming back to life this week.

Don’t Forget 

Don’t forget to purchase (and save money with an advance tix purchase) your December 6th BOLD Series ticket to see Jim McClintock.

In just four days, we will be holding our 2nd BOLD Speaker Series on Tuesday, December 6th, 5:30 at Avondale Brewery.

Why should you buy a ticket and attend? Check out this video narrated by Harrison Ford – yes, Han Solo/Indiana Jones – describing McClintock’s observations and work.  Join us on Tuesday!

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Big news for downtown Ensley – revitalization is on its way

Photo Credit: Bhamwiki.com
Photo Credit: Bhamwiki.com

Some great news for downtown Ensley.

Yesterday, Mayor William Bell unveiled a $40 Million Public Safety Municipal Complex planned for downtown Ensley.  According to the Mayor’s office, the plan would create the first ever Public Safety Municipal Complex for the City of Birmingham pulling Municipal Court,  Birmingham Police Department Administration and the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Department Administration to one location. The plan will involve public and private funding.

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