As concern for our environment continues to grow, many companies are taking important steps towards more sustainable practices. With household names like Apple, Google and Nike at the forefront, we’re taking a look at three Birmingham companies working towards carbon neutrality.Continue reading “Carbon neutrality: Who’s doing it in Birmingham + how you can help”
If you weren’t aware, April is Earth Month! It honestly couldn’t have come at a better time as we’re all finding a new appreciation for the outdoors during these uncertain times. So in honor of celebrating our planet, we’re highlighting a few local sustainable businesses doing their part to take care of the environment.Continue reading “Celebrate sustainability with these Birmingham companies + cocktail kits”
This Spring, visit the Vulcan Park and Museum. Purchase a ticket to take the elevator to the top of Vulcan’s pedestal. Look north toward the Birmingham skyline. Below you and to the west is the UAB campus, spread out over 100 blocks on Birmingham’s Southside.
Within the new UAB Sustainability Strategic Plan, released in late 2018, one of the most ambitious goals was in the area of waste.
In 2015, UAB conducted a comprehensive study asking students, faculty, staff and employees how they traveled to and from the campus each day.
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of February 2, 2019.
“Think globally, act locally.”
When it comes to dining services on a university campus, such as UAB, one local sustainability initiative can make a huge impact on the environment. Take for example, plastic straws.
Following their new sustainability strategic plan released in November, UAB will finish construction of three eco-friendly, sustainable buildings on campus by 2020.
Yesterday, Birmingham held it’s first National Drive Electric Week electric vehicle expo on the campus of UAB.
New Chargers for Electric Vehicle (EV) users have made their way onto UAB’s campus. A total of 6 new EV charging ports have been added to three different locations across campus.
Here comes the sun Birmingham!
Yesterday, our friends at Eagle Solar and Light sent us the schedule for Birmingham’s very first Solar Home Tour.
Interest in solar powered homes and businesses is “growing” exponentially in the Magic City. Here are the details and most importantly the hour by hour day long schedule from their press release: Continue reading “Saturday is “Solar Day” in Birmingham”
Here comes the sun UAB.
This week, UAB announced that it is home to the largest solar energy system in the city of Birmingham. The solar panels are on top of it’s Campus Recreation Center which can be seen from Red Mountain and surrounding buildings.
The 100 panel solar system was installed by Birmingham-based Vulcan Solar Power.