Tuesday, October 22, 2013

BEN - October 22, 2013 #417

Bama Environmental News - BEN
October 22, 2013 #417

Job Openings in Alabama

Mobile Baykeeper Seeking Deputy Director

Wild South Seeking Director

BEN Picks

October 24th - E.A.T. South's 4th Farm to Fork in Montgomery

November 3rd - Snow's Bend Farm 10th Anniversary Dinner

November 7th - Mobile Baykeeper Bay Bash 2013

November 7th - Coosa Riverkeeper's "Cheers to the Coosa"

November 14th - Alabama Coastal Foundation's Cocktails for the Coast

November 15th - Alabama Rivers Alliance - Alabama Water Symposium in Gadsden

November 15th - Alabama Rivers Alliance Back Forty Beer Company Friend-raiser

November 19th - Alabama Coastal Foundation's Connect to Your Coast - Auburn, Alabama

December 15th Deadline - Birmingham Audubon Society's Walter Coxe Research Scholarship

Wild South's Sipsey Challenge

Bama Environmental News, Commentary, Press Releases, Videos and Photos

Land Trust of North Alabama Expands Wade Mountain Nature Preserve

Operation Migration: Whooping Cranes Scheduled for a December Arrival in Alabama 

Alabama Power Foundation  "Good Roots" 2013 Grants 

Conservation Alabama Names New Director

Weeks Bay 13th Annual Photo Contest Winners

Honda and Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind Establish Biofuel 'Project Green  Project

AL.com: The Bog Men help preserve Alabama's Orchids

My Green Birmingham: AlabamaWISE Home Energy Program Exceeds Goals by 300%

Commentary by Greg Lein: Alabama State Parks System: Users Pave the Way

Commentary by Whit Gibbons: Some environmental issues will never be resolved

Southern Environmental Law Center's Southern Exposure Videos

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Southern Environmental Center's 15th Ecofest to Honor Cameron Vowell

The Southern Environmental Center (SEC) at Birmingham Southern College will be honoring Dr. Cameron Vowell for her extraordinary contributions to environmental progress and awareness in Alabama at the 15th Annual Ecofest.
The event will be held on Thursday, October 3rd  in the Norton Great Hall on the campus of Birmingham-Southern College. Cocktails and silent auction will begin at 5:30, and a Harvest Supper will be served at 7:00 pm, followed by a live auction.
The SEC is the largest environmental educational facility of its kind in Alabama. An estimated 20,000 people visit the center's interactive museum at Birmingham Southern and ecoscapes throughout Birmingham.
To learn more about Ecofest 15 and to purchase tickets visit:

Monday, August 05, 2013

Bama Environmental News - August 6, 2013 #416

* Alabama Rivers Alliance will be holding the Southeast Alabama Water Symposium this week

Job Openings in Alabama

SSAB Seeking Environmental Coordinator

Green Jobs Network - Alabama

BEN Picks

August to December -  Across the State - Alabama Power's Renew Our Rivers Cleanup Schedule

August 8th in Dothan - Southeast Alabama Water Symposium

August 24th in Birmingham - Alabama Wildlife Center's Chirps and Chips Fundraiser
Aug. 13, Aug. 29 and Sept. 5th in Birmingham Metro (Calendar below) - Coosa Riverkeeper Fundraisers 

September 21 in Huntsville - Land Trust of North Alabama's Moon Over Three Caves Dance 

September 29th in Trussville - Cahaba River "Fry-Down" 

Bama Environmental News and Commentary

City of Mobile Passes Resolution Opposing Pipeline

Property Owners File Suit Over Wind Farm in Alabama

Montgomery to Build Waste Recovery Facility

Report: Alabama Coastal Areas Underwater by 2100?

TVA Should Conduct Fair, Open, Analysis of Solar Power's Value (Tennessean) - By Stephen Smith

Growing Tomatoes in Mobile has led to a life of crime (Bill Finch commentary)

PNC Bank Supports Dauphin Island Sea Lab

UAB's Jim McClintock,  Author of Lost Antarctica Featured on NPR's "On Point"

Coosa Riverkeeper Names New Director

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Bama Environmental News - July 21, 2013 #415

Job Openings

Mobile Baykeeper Seeking Office Administrator

Mobile Baykeeper Seeking Development Director

Auburn University Seeking Sustainability Administrator

Birmingham Zoo Seeking Marketing and Public Relation Manager

Birmingham Botanical Gardens Seeking Development Director

Birmingham Botanical Gardens Seeking Education Specialist

Alabama Forestry Commission Seeking Urban Forestry Coordinator

Alabama Wildlife Center Internships

BEN Picks

July 26th in Birmingham - Freshwater Land Trust 5th Annual Land-Aid at Avondale Brewery

July 27th in Fairhope - Pelican Paddle Kayak and Canoe Race

August 3rd in Millbrook - Alabama Wildlife Federation Wild Game Cook-off State Finals

August 8th in Dothan - Southeast Alabama Water Symposium

August 16-18 in Florence - Alabama Chanin's Studio Weekend Workshop

August 24 in Birmingham - Alabama Wildlife Center's Chirps and Chips Fundraiser

Bama Environmental News and Commentary

Forever Wild to Add Public Land Along the Cahaba River in Shelby County

Forever Wild Multi-Use Trails Open on Old Cahawba Prairie in Dallas County

Wildlife Tourism Tops $2 Billion in Alabama

Public Service Commission Hearings - Articles and Commentaries

200 Environmental Activists Meet About Canadian Pipeline in Mobile

Protecting Alabama's Turtle Population

Union of Concerned Scientists Report: Power Generation Threatens Water Supplies

Weeks Bay Foundation to Protect Underwater Ancient Forests

Alabama Wildlife Federation Governor's Conservation Achievement Award Winners

2013 Auburn University Spirit of Sustainability Award Winners

Nature Columns by Bill Finch on al.com

Nature Commentaries by Whit Gibbons on the Tuscaloosa News

2013 Spring Alabama TREASURE Forest Magazine Now Online

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Bama Environmental News - July 7, 2013 #414

BEN Picks

July 13th in Huntsville - Land Trust of North Alabama Jazz at Three Caves Featuring Tom Braxton

July 26th in Birmingham - Freshwater Land Trust 5th Annual Land-Aid at Avondale Brewery

August 8th in Dothan - Southeast Alabama Water Symposium

2013 Calendar - Cahaba River Society Canoe Trip Calendar 2013

Alabama Power Foundation "Good Roots" Tree Planting Grant Program

The Green Register News - http://www.thegreenregister.com

"Lost Antarctica" Author UAB's Jim McClintock Enlists Actor Harrison Ford for Short Film

The Green Minute: Lions Club - Recycling Eyeglasses

Alabama News & Commentary

FWLT: Moon River Canoe Launch - Cahaba Blueway

CASE (Coalition of Alabama Students for the Environment): UAH Creates Green Fund

Birmingham News: ADEM Approves 50% Increase in Permit Fees

NRDC: Alabama Ranked 18th in Beachwater Quality

Red Mountain Park Receives Grants from Wells Fargo and the state of Alabama

EPA Awards Brownfield Grants in Monroe County and Sheffield, Alabama

ADEM: 5.6 Million Pounds of Illegal Scrap Tires Cleaned up in Holt, Alabama

Alabama Department of Conservation: 74% of Snails in North America Imperiled

Thursday, June 20, 2013

BEN - June 20, 2013 #413

BEN Picks

Colors of the Coosa - June 22nd in Springville

"Songs, Spirits and Stories" Camp McDowell Environmental Center Fundraiser - June 27th in Birmingham

Alabama Rivers Alliance Water Management Planning Symposium - June 28 in Huntsville

Alabama Rivers Alliance Friend-raiser - June 28th in Huntsville

The Green Register News - http://www.thegreenregister.com

37 National Parks, 37 Junior Ranger Badges

Infographic: Tennessee Wins Solar Jobs Smackdown Over Alabama

Newk's Restaurant Reduces Lighting Bills by 90%

Alabama News & Commentary

Alabama Environmental Council: Glass Recycling Returns to Birmingham

Red Mountain Park: Red Mountain Park Teams Up With Wells Fargo and Alabama Forestry Commission (Slideshow)

NPR: Gulf Coast States Get Creative with BP Monies (audio)

Dauphin Island Sea Lab: Manatees Begin Migration to Alabama Waters

al.com: And the sign said Jobs, Jobs, Jobs - Twinkle

Tuscaloosa News: Why Do Turtles Cross the Road

Tuscaloosa News (Robert Dewitt): Oil Spill's Effect Are Still Around Today

al.com: BSC Students Help Turkey Creek Preserve Become More Energy Efficient (Slideshow)

Four Alabama Trails Receive National Designation