Alabama Environmental Council



The Executive Director of Alabama Environmental Council (AEC) reports directly to the Board President and takes direction from the Board of Directors for all activities and actions. This is an exempt, full-time position. The following highlights, but is not limited to, the full range of the Executive Director's responsibilities:



Energy: Renewable & Efficient + Reliable & Economical
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Registration 8:30-9:00; Forum 9:00-3:30; 
Networking 3:30-4:30; Social 4:30-6:00 
Birmingham-Southern College, Norton Campus Center, Great Hall

Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham and the talented folks at Lewis Communications, the AEC Recycling Center has a new name and website:


Another way to give to Alabama Environmental CouncilNow through December 31, if you make a donation through your paypal account, 101% will go to the cause. There are no credit card or other fees taken, and Paypal is paying for the extra 1%.

"If it were not for The Alabama Conservancy, there would be no concept of Eastern Wilderness." Former Senator Floyd Haskell of Colorado

Did you know that Alabama Environmental Council--formerly The Alabama Conservancy--is the oldest state-based environmental organization (i.e., not part of a national organization like Audubon or National Wildlife Federation)? In 2017, AEC will celebrate its 50th anniversary. (AEC was founded in 1967 and incorporated in 1969.) You can read more about our history here and download a PDF that tells our story.

Won't you help us celebrate 50 years of accomplishments, including leading the fights for the Sipsey Wilderness, Alabama's Clean Air and Clean Water legislation in the 1970s, and 30+ years of recycling in Birmingham and beyond? Your $50 contribution will take us into the next half-century of work. But please don't stop at $50... if you can give more, use this link to donate any amount you like!



Alabama Environmental Council and Alabama Rivers Alliance are thrilled to bring the Wild & Scenic Film Festival to Alabama for the 9th year!

[Originally posted in the Hoover Sun]


Image courtesy of Danilo Rizzuti at

The United Methodist Women group at Bluff Park United Methodist Church on Monday is holding a public forum on the topic of climate justice.

Kyle Crider, the energy project manager for the Alabama Environmental Council and the Alabama Solar Knowledge project, plans to talk about the impact of human behavior on the earth’s climate and the theological implications of such behavior.

Birmingham, Alabama –The Alabama Environmental Council (AEC) Recycling Center, recently relocated to Avondale, is adding solar power to its offices in order to save energy, save costs, and educate the public about solar power in Alabama. Through the donation and installation by Eagle Solar and Light, electricity bills and environmental impacts will be reduced with a 1.5 kW photovoltaic system by LG.

Energy efficiency is a way of managing and restraining the growth in energy consumption. Something is more energy efficient if it delivers more services for the same energy input, or the same services for less energy input. For example, when a compact florescent light (CFL) bulb uses less energy (one-third to one-fifth) than an incandescent bulb to produce the same amount of light, the CFL is considered to be more energy efficient. ~International Energy Association (IEA)