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Love Alabama Virtual Event

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Conservation Alabama’s 2nd Annual Love Alabama event is just around the corner… and this year, they’ve gone virtual! We are thrilled to announce our 2020 Love Alabama event will be taking place from the comfort of your home, office, or anywhere you can join us virtually on Thursday, October 22nd at 11:30 AM. Event attendees will gather together with other conservation supporters from across Alabama (and the U.S.!) to celebrate the people and places that make our state so special. You’ll hear inspiring stories that show the powerful impact of Alabama’s Conservation Voter Movement, learn why protecting our natural resources isContinue Reading ...

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Water is Life: Biosolids

Zoom Video Conference

Water is Life: Biosolids with Julie Lay (impacted community member) and Barry Brock, Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) Waste by-products (or biosolids), including treated human sewage and the waste from poultry processing plants, is being applied directly to farmland throughout Alabama and the rest of the country. Who is regulating this practice and what kind of pollution or toxins could be getting into our waterways and the food that is growing in the soil mixed with this sludge? Learn more about this practice and what you can do to stop it. Click here to register.   WATCH: Learn more aboutContinue Reading ...

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Water is Life: With Your Legislators

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Water is Life: With Your Legislators with Senator Andrew Jones (R-10) and Representative Neil Rafferty (D-54) Join us Tuesday as we talk with two legislators in Alabama, State Senator Andrew Jones (R-10) and State Representative Neil Rafferty (D-54). Hear directly from these elected officials about how the legislature works and how they prefer to hear from you about issues impacting your way of life in Alabama. They will also share why they decided to get involved in politics and what they expect regarding the 2021 legislative session. You don’t want to miss this great discussion!   Click here to register!  Continue Reading ...

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Water is Life: Birding in Alabama

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Water is Life: Birding in Alabama with Alabama Audubon Join us Tuesday as we talk with Alabama Audubon about birding in Alabama (and beyond)! Alabama Audubon works to connect people with birds and nature through many different ways, including art and online courses. We’ll discuss the connection between conservation and protecting the natural world for wildlife. We’ll also learn about their recent partnerships they have developed to bring the economic and environmental benefits of bird-based ecotourism to one of the country’s most economically challenged rural areas, the Alabama Black Belt.   Click here to register!   ABOUT THE WATER IS LIFEContinue Reading ...

Water is Life: Coal Ash

Zoom Video Conference

Water is Life: Coal Ash with Mobile Baykeeper On almost all of Alabama’s major river systems lurks a looming threat from billions of tons of coal ash sludge stored in large unlined pits right on the edge of the river. One of the most concerning of all of these pits is the one on Alabama Power’s Plant Barry sitting along the Mobile River right above Mobile Bay and our beautiful Gulf Coast. With hurricanes like Sally slamming the coast and unprecedented flooding events in recent years, we must insist that this toxic sludge, already known to be contaminating ground waterContinue Reading ...

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Virtual Alabama Water Rally

Zoom Video Conference

Alabama Water Rally is back — and we’re going virtual*!    Virtual Alabama Water Rally kicks off this Thursday (September 17) at 5:30 pm with a very special welcoming which will include a land honoring ceremony with our friends from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, followed by a poetry reading to help us all center ourselves in the moment. The evening will also feature celebrations of those who have made great impacts on their work, and will honor the environmental leaders we lost this year. Friday, Saturday and Sunday will feature inspiring and educational discussions and breakout sessions, with severalContinue Reading ...

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Water is Life: Make Your Voice Count!

Zoom Video Conference

Water is Life: Make Your Voice Count! with Alabama Arise, League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham and Conservation Alabama. Join us Tuesday as we discuss the important ways you can make your voice count in the coming weeks. With the US Census deadline approaching, we talk with Mike Nicholson (Alabama Arise) about how the census can shape many different aspects of your community and determines how funding is distributed for healthcare, schools, roads and other public services. Another important event is coming up you may have heard about: the 2020 Election! We’ll hear from Ida Tyree-Hyche Hill (League ofContinue Reading ...

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Water is Life: Water Infrastructure

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Tuesday, September 1 – Water is Life: Water Infrastructure with Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) and Black Warrior Riverkeeper According to a report released last week, the US needs to invest a total of $109 billion per year in water infrastructure over the next 20 years (in 2019 equivalent dollars) to close the water infrastructure gap. Join us Tuesday as we talk with Rebecca Hammer (Natural Resource Defense Council) and Nelson Brooke (Black Warrior Riverkeeper) to hear how this chronic underinvestment is impacting communities. Also learn what advocates are doing at the federal level to secure funding and jobs aroundContinue Reading ...

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Water is Life: Litter in our Waterways

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Tuesday, August 25 – Water is Life: Litter in our Waterways with River Network and Freshwater Land Trust Join us Tuesday as we talk with Sally Larue (Freshwater Land Trust) and Karla Noboa (River Network) as we discuss how these two organizations are working together to combat the growing issue of plastics and trash filling our rivers and streams. Learn about River Network’s new Community Toolkit for Aquatic Litter Removal which highlights a variety of strategies, activities, and specific devices to help address aquatic litter in your community. Hear from Freshwater Land Trust about their popular plan to install in-streamContinue Reading ...

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Water is Life: Water Resource Centers

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Tuesday, August 18 – Water is Life: Water Resource Centers with Alabama Water Institute (University of Alabama), Auburn Water Resource Center (Auburn University) and Center for Water Resource Economics (Troy University). Our academic institutions play a vital role in collecting data and conducting research about our abundant and globally-recognized water resources. Join us Tuesday as we talk with the leaders of three of Alabama’s Water Resource Centers to discuss their important work. We’ll discuss how they can contribute to conservation and advocacy efforts in solving existing and future water challenges, and position Alabama as a global water data and research hub.  Continue Reading ...

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Water is Life: Environmental Justice in Alabama & Beyond

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Tuesday, August 11 – Water is Life:  Environmental Justice in Alabama & Beyond with Catherine Flowers Join us Tuesday as we talk with Catherine Flowers, the founder of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice. From Lowndes County, Alabama to the United Nations, Catherine’s internationally recognized advocacy focuses on the intersection of race, justice and the human right to clean water and sanitation. She will discuss her work to raise awareness and seek solutions for these issues in long-ignored rural America as highlighted in her upcoming book, Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret. Click here to register!Continue Reading ...

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Water is Life: Environmental Education

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Tuesday, August 4 – Water is Life: Environmental Education  Join us Tuesday at noon as we talk with Maggie Johnston (Environmental Education Association of Alabama), Scotty Feltman (Camp McDowell) and La’Tanya Scott (Cahaba River Society). Learn more about how these three organizations are planning to offer exciting environmental education opportunities during the pandemic. As schools start to reopen and parents consider the new school year, we will hear about online resources for virtual learning that teachers, parents, grandparents and communities can continue the important work of introducing the environment to the next generation. Click here to register.   ABOUT THEContinue Reading ...

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Water is Life: Energy in Alabama

Zoom Video Conference

Tuesday, July 28 – Water is Life: Energy with SELC and Energy Alabama Click here to register! ABOUT THE WATER IS LIFE SERIES Each Tuesday, starting on Rivers of Alabama Day (April 14), we invite you to join us from noon – 1 pm for this virtual get-together…with a purpose! We will be highlighting the role that water plays in our lives throughout Alabama and we will share how you can participate in the efforts to protect water, even in this new “normal”. You’ll hear from our partners across the state, and leading experts in water protection. We’ll even haveContinue Reading ...

Water is Life: TBA

Zoom Video Conference

Tuesday, July 21 – Water is Life: TBA ABOUT THE WATER IS LIFE SERIES Each Tuesday, starting on Rivers of Alabama Day (April 14), we invite you to join us from noon – 1 pm for this virtual get-together…with a purpose! We will be highlighting the role that water plays in our lives throughout Alabama and we will share how you can participate in the efforts to protect water, even in this new “normal”. You’ll hear from our partners across the state, and leading experts in water protection. We’ll even have a few river history lessons thrown in!

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Water is Life: Climate + Justice

Zoom Video Conference

Water is Life: Climate + Justice with Gulf Coast Law and Policy Center and Gasp Click here to register. ABOUT THE WATER IS LIFE SERIES Each Tuesday, starting on Rivers of Alabama Day (April 14), we invite you to join us from noon – 1 pm for this virtual get-together…with a purpose! We will be highlighting the role that water plays in our lives throughout Alabama and we will share how you can participate in the efforts to protect water, even in this new “normal”. You’ll hear from our partners across the state, and leading experts in water protection. We’llContinue Reading ...

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