Sponsored UAB staff planting tree during 2019 Arbor Day celebration. Photo courtesy of UAB Sustainability
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.
Continue reading “UAB is planting an environmentally conscious future. Learn how the campus’s more than 4,000 trees are improving Birmingham” Sponsored Recycling at UAB. Photo courtesy of UAB Sustainability
Within the new
UAB Sustainability Strategic Plan, released in late 2018, one of the most ambitious goals was in the area of waste.
Continue reading “UAB plans to be a net-zero waste campus and hospital. See how they are going to do it.” Brian Atkinson, Program Manager for UAB Transportation’s Transportation Demand Management. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
In 2015, UAB conducted a comprehensive study asking students, faculty, staff and employees how they traveled to and from the campus each day.
Continue reading “Why does UAB care about reducing “drive alone” cars on campus? $40 million parking decks, air pollution and much more” Pitcher plant at The Nature Conservancy’s Splinter Hill Bog, photo courtesy of The Nature Conservancy in Alabama
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of February 2, 2019.
Continue reading “Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of February 2, 2019” Brian Bowser, UAB’s resident manager for campus dining. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
“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.
Continue reading “5 UAB Sustainability Food and Dining Initiatives, including replacing 250,000 plastic straws in 2 1/2 months” Melody Gillezeau, UAB’s Sustainable Development Project Manager. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
new sustainability strategic plan released in November, UAB will finish construction of three eco-friendly, sustainable buildings on campus by 2020.
Continue reading “UAB plans to finish construction on its first three LEED certified eco-friendly buildings by 2020” Photo from the Awesome Foundation of the STREAM Coding Boot Camp
Earlier this week, the
Awesome Foundation of Birmingham announced they had chosen Ruffner Mountain as the October recipient of their monthly $1000 grant.
Continue reading “The Awesome Foundation is spreading some awesomeness around Birmingham” The “dancing Tesla” 2017 Tesla Model X P100D – photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now
Yesterday, Birmingham held it’s first National Drive Electric Week electric vehicle expo on the campus of
Continue reading “Birmingham’s first National Drive Electric Expo – featuring a “dancing Tesla”” Courtesy of Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition
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.
Continue reading “Electric Vehicles can now Charge up on UAB’s campus” Little River Falls – January 3, 2017 – Photo by: Steve White
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup January 5th edition sponsored by the JSU Little River Canyon Center!
Continue reading “Nature Roundup January 5th edition – brought to you by JSU Little River Canyon Center”
Here comes the sun Birmingham!
Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center & Office Building
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” Photo: UAB press release
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.
Continue reading “Here comes the sun – UAB goes solar and green”