Nature Roundup December 9th edition – brought to you by JSU Little River Canyon Center

Photo Courtesy of International Crane Foundation

If we had to pick the “feel good” story of the week, it has got to be OHenry’s Coffees installation of a solar energy system at their roasting facility.

We truly love the idea of “solar powered” coffee in the morning.

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Generosity: Rojo community fundraising tops $26,000 in 2016

Rojo Birmingham
Rojo owners Laney DeJonge and Clark Lopez

Almost every Tuesday, Rojo, a neighborhood restaurant in the Highlands Park area, holds a 10% Tuesday night for local charities.

As the 2016 calendar year comes to an end, more than 40 nonprofit organizations have benefited from the weekly events, raising over $26,000.  

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Remembering Pearl Harbor at Little River Canyon – “releasing of the wreath” (photos and video)

Yesterday, at Little River Canyon, atop the Highway 35 bridge, a sacred ceremony was held in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

Below are photos and video from this powerful and solemn event.

National Park Service Superintendent Steve Black and John Keller reading the names of the 30 Alabamians killed at the invasion of Pearl Harbor

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Shopping for art and local, handmade goods is the way to go this holiday season

As a southerner, giving gifts is an art in itself. It is my humble opinion that the people of the South take great pride in knowing just what to give our loved ones to celebrate special occasions. You know, by doing things like committing their Amazon wish lists to memory. Or, scrolling through their social media photos to understand their fashion preferences and personal style.

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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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Bham’s Innovation – “everyone is pushing to make things happen.” Laney Says

Among the restaurants, breweries, music venues, and community gatherings, there is one aspect of Birmingham that cannot be over looked – you guess it – the Innovation.

Yesterday, the Sheraton Birmingham hosted the BBA’s, as I like to say, power luncheon to discuss Bham’s growth and future.
Photo By: Birmingham Business Alliance

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Don’t Worry “Over the Mountain” Bham, You’re Growing Too!

Ahhhh, isn’t all of this revitalization downtown just so exciting! To see the Magic City grow is like seeing a Phoenix slowly rising out of the ashes.

But what about Birmingham’s suburbs you might ask… I promise, I, and developers of course, haven’t forgotten about you ūüėČ

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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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Want early tickets to see Chris Rock at the BJCC on March 24? You’ll need this password!

He hasn’t toured in nine years, but Comedian and actor Chris Rock is back in 2017.

The best part is that Birmingham is one of the stops for the recently announced Total Blackout tour!

Rock will be performing at the BJCC Concert Hall on March 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets officially go on sale December 9 via Ticketmaster, but you can get them here on Wednesday during the presale, with a password.

Here are all the presale deets, via Mary Calurso: