Birmingham Originals restaurants – the perfect Black Friday gift (slideshow)

Birmingham Originals - Continental Bakery/Chez Lulu
Birmingham Originals – Continental Bakery/Chez Lulu

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Do you want to finish all your Black Friday gift shopping on one website?

Try this out.

The Birmingham Originals is a group of  local restaurants that have banded together to promote and develop locally owned and operated restaurants, each with its own unique flavor and flair, to propel Birmingham’s robust food scene.

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Be inspired. Bham Now Facebook Live interview at Hand in Paw

Hand in Paw
This morning, Bham Now Director Pat Byington interviewed via Facebook Live Beth Franklin, the founder of Hand in Paw.

Hand in Paw is the designated charity for December’s Bham Now’s BOLD Speaker Series presenter, polar explorer and UAB researcher Jim McClintock (Purchase tickets for the Dec. 6th event  – here).

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Bham Now Facebook Live interview at Hand in Paw this morning – 10:15am

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Join Bham Now and Hand in Paw this morning around 10:15am for a Facebook Live interview with their founder Beth Franklin and of course the wonderful animals.

Bham Now’s BOLD Speaker Polar Researcher Jim McClintock has designated Hand in Paw as the designated charity for his BOLD Speaker Series presentation on December 6th at Avondale Brewery.

Please purchase your tickets today!

Patagonia’s own “doorbuster” sale on Black Friday. Give 100% for the Planet

Photo by Garrett Grove
Photo by Garrett Grove

Rebel against Black Friday madness – Patagonia 100% for the Planet

 

Black Friday.  The kickoff of the holiday retail season. It can be madness.

At storefronts across America, people literally wait outside in long lines for hours to rush into retail stores immediately when the establishment opens at daybreak to purchase the latest electronic game or the hottest trendy toy.  These type of events are often called “Doorbuster” sales.

In lieu of all the Black Friday madness, yesterday, Patagonia, one of the most successful and popular outdoor sustainable clothing companies in the U.S. announced its own special kind of Black Friday “Doorbuster” sale.

Patagonia is giving 100% of their sales on Black Friday to grassroots organizations working in local communities for the environment.

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Alabama weekly nature roundup – November 12 to November 18, 2016

Photo by: Charles Walton - one of our favorite "Supermoon " pics
Photo by: Charles Walton – one of our favorite “Supermoon ” pics

Quote of the week – “I love to think of Nature as wireless telegraph stations through which God speaks to us every day, every hour, and every moment of our lives.” ~ George Washington Carver

The week of the Supermoon.  Drought continues.  Move I-20/59 takes a hit. And the big question – will Alabama ever develop a sustainable water plan?

Looking for something to do this weekend? Become a Preserve Ranger!

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Alabama river groups plea for water plan: “Our rivers are drying up”

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

Alabama is in the midst of one of the most devastating droughts in our history.  For a generation, the Alabama Rivers Alliance (ARA) and watershed groups have called on state officials to create a statewide water management plan to address issues such as drought emergencies.

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Falling in love with the outside in Birmingham – Marmot’s Road Tour (video)

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The Fall In Love With The Outside Road Tour is coming to Birmingham!

Join Marmot and RootsRated on Thursday, November 17th at Alabama Outdoors Inverness Store to celebrate the great outdoors and all the things we love to do outside.

The event benefits the Alabama Rivers Alliance.

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Bham Now Live Interview with BOLD Speaker Jim McClintock -discussing climate change, drought, President -elect Trump & Hand in Paw

Jim McClintock
Jim McClintock

Bham Now Director Pat Byington sat down with the next speaker in the BOLD Speaker Series; Polar Researcher Dr. Jim McClintock .

McClintock touches on several topics including climate change in Antarctica and Alabama; how he would “educate” President-elect Trump about the devastating impacts of climate change he has seen up close in Antarctica and a personal story about why he chose Hand in Paw as his BOLD Speaker Series charity.  Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 6th 5:30 at Avondale Brewery. Limited seats.  Get tickets here

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