Showing posts from July, 2012

Keep Alabama's Water Clean: Sign Up for the Turkey Creek Cleanup!

Cox companies in Birmingham, Alabama and the surrounding area are teaming up with the community for a river cleanup to benefit the Black Warrior River, a major source of drinking water for Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Bessemer, Cullman, Oneonta and Jasper.  As you may, or may not know, the Black Warrior River is on the American Rivers' 2011, "America's Most Endangered Rivers™" list.

Be a part of cleaning and restoring your drinking water by participating in a cleanup at one of the Black Warrior River's tributaries: the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve.
Individuals and families are all welcome to volunteer. Children must be 10 years or older.


Friday, September 21, 2012 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT


Turkey Creek Nature Preserve
3906 Turkey Creek Road, Pinson, AL 35126
Click on the "Contact Us" button to sign up!


Free Screenings of Gasland!

In response to the proposed leasing of Alabama’s National Forests to oil and gas drilling, Wild South and several other Alabama organizations have united in opposition to this industrial development and the threats it poses to the environment and the health of our communities.
As showcased in the documentary Gasland, drilling for oil and gas can have disastrous consequences for our environment and our communities.  With a huge push to target domestic sources of energy there is not enough oversight or accountability for this industry.
Who/What:  Wild South and local organizations to host screenings of the award winning documentary, “Gasland” 
When:  Doors open at 5:30pm, Screenings and discussions 6-8pm
Where:  Monday July 30th Tuscaloosa, AL @ Bama Theatre  Tuesday July 31st Birmingham, AL @ Workplay
Attendees are encouraged to participate in discussions before the film.  Information on what people can do to address oil and gas drilling in Alabama’s National Forests will be shared.
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UAB Recycling Needs You!

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) takes recycling seriously.  UAB created a Recycling Center that not only recycles materials from their campus, but also it accepts separated recyclables from the public during the drop-off hours of 6:30am - 8:30am and 4pm - 6pm on Mondays.

The UAB Recycling Center is asking for volunteers on Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 8am -5pm, to assist them with the Residence Hall/Dorm Move-in.  Volunteers will assist in recycling the numerous boxes brought in by the incoming freshmen.  It's a for good cause, plus - it's pretty fun. Much of the work will consist of breaking down/flattening boxes and tossing them in the dumpster, and also directing the parents and students to do the same.

Whether you can help for the entire day, or only for a couple hours - it will be greatly appreciated!  If you are interested in being a volunteer, please contact Life The Green Way for additional details.


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The New “Green Beer”

Up until recently, the term “green beer” referred to a beverage rarely seen except on one particular day of the year: St. Patrick’s Day. However, due to consumer demands for more eco-friendly products - from the cars we drive to the food and beverages we consume - the term “green beer” has slowly begun to refer to something else. In fact, if you mention “green beer” (as long as it isn’t March 17th), most people will immediately recognize that you’re referring to an alcoholic beverage produced under environmentally-sustainable conditions, rather than beer that is actually green in color. So, which beers are green and which aren’t? Yeah, you can’t tell just by looking anymore. Here are five breweries that are more than happy to don the color green:
Full Sail Brewing Co. Located in Hood River, Oregon, this brewery only operates 4 days a week for 10 hours a day (Full Sail Brewing Co., n.d.). You may think this is a ploy by the staff to get a three-day weekend, but it actually conserves bot…

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Why You Need to Stay Hydrated

The U.S. experienced record-breaking temperatures for the first three months of 2012, and it's not getting any cooler (especially not in the Southeast where I live). Higher temperatures can also mean more heat-related illnesses and even death - especially in young children and older adults. Staying hydrated is key to keeping heat-related illness at bay.

Below is a really cool infographic that provides detailed information including the how's and why's of staying hydrated. Enjoy!

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Elena White is the founder and editor of  Life The Green Way, corporate sustainability coordinator at her day job, and a "rurban" wife and mother.  Learn more about her here and follow her on Twitter at @Lifethegreenway.