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My City Rocks: Birmingham's Railroad Park Nominated for "Best New Park!"

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Let me start by saying that I love my city- it may not be perfect, but it's mine! So you can imagine how my heart swelled with pride to see that our very own, Railroad Park- a lovely greenspace in the heart of downtown Birmingham- was nominated by The Daily Green in the "Best New Parks" category in it's "2011 Heart of Green Awards."

My family and I first visited Railroad Park in October of last year.  We were excited, amazed and so proud that we had such a wonderful greenspace in our city!  One of the first things that I noticed, of course, were the  repurposed materials that had been used in creating playground equipment, benches and more.

The most beautiful thing about the park was the wonderful diversity of people that were enjoying the park and each other.  It was a glorious sight to see- truly "Birmingham's Living Room."

I'm encouraging my fellow Birminghamians to join me in showing our love for the progress our city's making in t…

Local Clean Water Groups Ban Together to Defend State Effort to Reduce Polluted Runoff

For Immediate Release March 24, 2010
Clean Water Groups Defend State Effort to Reduce Polluted Runoff
Contact: Gil Rogers, Senior Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center grogers@selcga.org  (404) 521-9900 Beth Stewart, Executive Director, Cahaba River Society BethS@cahabariversociety.org (205) 322-5326 x411
Montgomery—The Alabama Rivers Alliance, Black Warrior Riverkeeper and the Cahaba River Society have filed a motion to intervene in a permit appeal by a business organization filed against the Alabama Department of Environmental Management to help defend the agency’s stormwater program for small cities. 
Represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, the groups say the lawsuit by the Business Alliance for Responsible Development (BARD) is a delaying tactic aimed at keeping local and state stormwater controls weak and ineffective.  Without adequate programs to control polluted runoff from development and urban uses, downstream communities and businesses will continue to shoulder th…

Merida Sustainable Area Rug Giveaway

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Image by sreenisreedharan via Flickr Merida, home to both Merida Home and Merida Meridian, has been designing and manufacturing natural fiber rugs, eco-friendly rugs and even designer rugs using sustainable fibers for over 30 years.  Their commitment to sustainability, from their products to their practices, has always been at the core of their business.

Merida, in looking for other ways to engage with their community and promote discussion on green products and sustainability practices, has decided to offer a rug giveaway contest for the valued members of the green community, i.e., YOU and me.

Merida will be giving away two 4x6 Elements Driftwood sisal area rugs.  One drawing will be to select a blog reader from one of the blogs, like mine, that agreed to participate.  The second drawing is for bloggers who have participated in the contest.  So not only am I helping one of my readers win, they, in turn, can help me win!

TO ENTER, click here.  Please don't forget to include my URL…