Meet the new Executive Director of AEC

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Headshot of AEC's new ED, Felicia Buck!
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In the current year, 2017, Alabama Environmental Council is celebrating its 50th anniversary! For fifty years, AEC has advocated for environmental issues in our state with many successes. Now, Felicia Buck, AEC’s newly appointed Executive Director, will carry out Alabama Environmental Council’s mission. I sat down with Felicia to learn more about her background and vision for AEC.

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Samford University sets up for Major Renovations to Infrastructure

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The Magic City is not the only area of town subject to revitalization and more redevelopment.

Samford University joins in on the excitement by applying $31 Million to its infrastructure to give future students, faculty, and staff a better home.

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Birmingham Startups Among Finalists for AL. Launchpad Competition

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The focus of Alabama Launchpad, a program of the EDPA, is to provide funding for startups, help facilitate potential entrepreneurial ventures, and sustain growth throughout the state.

A yearly competition is held to provide funding for startups who are truly making an impact in their cities. This year, two Bham companies are in the running; Book-it-Legal and Alasaw.

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What if we all used One Less Straw?

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Check out the #onelessstraw pledge to help reduce our plastic use. ¬†Americans use 500 million drinking straws every day. This would fill over 125 school buses with straws every day. That’s 46,400 school buses every year! (source: National Park Service)

Let’s help keep plastic our of our landfills and rivers.