Uptown is upgrading to EV charging stations

EV charging is coming to Uptown Birmingham AL
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With electric vehicles becoming more and more popular, Birmingham is working towards accommodating the environmentally friendly move. There have been sightings across the city for charging stations for these vehicles that are much needed. For example, you may have seen some EV charging stations in Five Points behind Jimmy John’s. Now, Uptown is joining the club!

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Wall Street Journal features Auburn on first page.

During the manufacturing downturn that began in the late 1990s, Auburn University in Auburn, Ala., provided a steady source of employment, improved the nimbleness of the local workforce and helped attract new businesses to replace those that fled when times got tough.

War Eagle on that!  Thanks for making us look good, Aubie.

 

 

Powerful. Anniston Star’s letter to President Obama supporting Freedom Riders National Monument

Anniston Alabama Freedom Riders
Freedom riders, supporters, Secretary Sally Jewell (center with red jacket) and National Parks Service Director (far right in uniform) Jon Jarvis

With little more than a month left in President Obama’s presidency, the Anniston Star, yesterday wrote a powerful editorial supporting the designation of a Freedom Riders National Monument.

Last October’s visit by Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell to the Freedom Riders sites was an important moment in Alabama history. The Star’s conclusion in the December 13th editorial, best describes why designating Freedom Riders National Monument is important to Anniston, Alabama and the entire nation.

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Happy 197th Birthday Alabama! “… where our future and aspirations are bright like a sunrise.”

Montgomery Alabama
Photo by: Pat Byington  – Sunrise at the  Alabama State Capitol 

Today – December 14th, 1819 is the date Alabama was admitted into the union.

197 years.

The photo above was taken at sunrise at the State Capitol in Montgomery.

Nearing ever more closer to our state’s bicentennial, let’s declare it “morning in Alabama” – where our future and aspirations are bright like a sunrise.

 

A Christmas tradition – Birmingham Audubon Society’s 81st Annual Christmas Bird Count

Birmingham Audubon Alabama

Want to start a new tradition for Christmas?

Join the Birmingham Audubon Society’s (BAS) Christmas Bird Count (CBC).

On Friday, December 23rd, instead of rushing to buy gifts at the mall, spend a day outside and help BAS conduct their 81st Annual Christmas Bird Count. It’s the perfect family activity.

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Save energy, save money – the Alliance to Save Energy’s energy efficiency holiday gift guide

It always happens this time of year, especially in Alabama.  You haven’t used much natural gas or electricity for the past couple of months because of the moderate Fall temperatures.  Then, once winter slowly starts creeping in, temps drop, you crank up the furnace or heat and then in December your gas and/or electric bills spike upward.

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UAB professor named one of Foreign Policy Magazine’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2016

Remember UAB associate professor, Sarah Parcak, Ph. D., otherwise known as the 21st-century Indiana Jones? From becoming one of the nation’s top innovators to winning the Smithsonian’s 2016 American Ingenuity Award, Dr. Parcak has consistently proven herself to be an inspirational figure not only in the UAB community but the world. This amazing woman just added another impressive  title to her many accomplishments.

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Alabama Coastal Foundation’s Connect to Your Coast back in Birmingham December 21st at Avondale Brewery

Alabama Coastal Foundation and their partners launching the Oyster Recycling Program

Connect to Your Coast is back!

Mark your calendars.  On Wednesday, December 21st from 4:00pm – 7:00pm, the Alabama Coastal Foundation will be holding their final Connect to Your Coast event of 2016 at the Avondale Brewing Company in Birmingham.

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