Energy: Renewable & Efficient + Reliable & Economical
February 25, 8:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M.
Lunch Provided

Birmingham-Southern College, Norton Campus Center, Great Hall
900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL

Registration is now open for Alabama Environmental Council’s third POWER-UP forum – Wednesday February 25, 2015 – in partnership with Southern Environmental Center and BSC Urban Environmental Studies Program.  You can register online.

Glass collection for recycling has stopped temporarily at the Downtown Birmingham Recycling Center located at 2431 Second Avenue North as Waste Pro, a recycling partner of the Alabama Environmental Council, retrofits their operation to be able to transfer and ship the glass to regional markets to be reused and recycled.

As many of us suffer through the final clouds of Alabama pollen, the lure of getting outdoors is irresistible, particularly with the plethora of outdoor events, festivals, and concerts. In addition to good times, such events can also produce large amounts of trash. However, with a little bit of planning and conviction, anyone can easily host a near-zero waste event. 

A recent report from The Solar Foundation found that Alabama ranks 42nd in state-specific numbers related to solar jobs in the state. With only 420 jobs related to solar, there is a lot of room for growth. This is especially true when you see that Tennessee has 2,800 jobs with 1,200 new last year and Georgia has 2,600 jobs, with 1,800 new last year. That means Alabama is set for a huge potential job growth with the right policies and economic development. Let's encourage state decision makers to support this dependable renewable energy!


Our Business Paper Recycling Program helps these businesses, schools, and organizations to recycle hundreds of tons of paper. The next time you visit these establishments, be sure to thank them for recycling.