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!
— Auburn University (@AuburnU) December 12, 2016
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.
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.
Today – December 14th, 1819 is the date Alabama was admitted into the union.
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.
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.
Another Wednesday equals another Quiz Day. This one is for all of you UAB lovers out there. Find out if you really bleed green and gold! Be sure to share your results!
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.
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.
The Alabama Environmental Council, the group that started drop-off and curbside recycling in Birmingham decades ago, has re-branded the name of their recycling program from Recycle Alabama to Recycal.
This week, Alabama’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources released their new video promoting Alabama’s “Conservation Tags.”
According to Good Day Alabama on WBRC, the fog is dense and is spread throughout the city, so please slow your roll on that morning commute and look out for one another on the highways. I’m personally channeling this lady, you know, because she seems to be handling the fog like a champ. Happy Tuesday, Birmingham!
Don’t miss the opportunity to snag early-bird tickets for Birmingham’s Sloss Music and Arts Festival, set for July 15-17, 2017. What a perfect gift (hint hint) for the holidays!
Here is a great way to begin 2017.
Kickoff the new year on January 1st 2017 with a hike at Little River Canyon National Preserve.
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.