Back Forty Beer Company pursuing sustainability certification

Back Forty Beer Company based in historic Gadsden, Alabama is joining forces with The Institute of Sustainability (TIOS) to become the first sustainably certified brewery in the state.

Nestled in the historic surroundings of old downtown Gadsden is a new gathering place where friends, family and even farmers come together to share stories, take in

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State Agencies’ Responsibilities Expanding

Seventeen states have joined the new Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies, which will create a technical forum to help states apply the Clean Air Act and associated regulations.

New programs at some state agencies and a new organization focused on air pollution control strategies at the state level are gearing up at the start

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Ray C. Anderson Foundation Awards Five Grants Totaling $270,000 for Sustainability Research at Four Universities

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded $270,000 in research grants for innovative sustainability-related programs at Georgia Institute of Technology, Auburn University, The University of Southern Mississippi and Arizona State University.

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ADEM Providing Albertville with $6.3 Million in Low Interest Loans and Grant Funds

Nov. 27, 2012 – The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has announced it is providing the City of Albertville with $6.3 million in low interest loans and grant funds to support energy efficiency upgrades at one of their wastewater treatment plants. The majority of the funds, $6.04 million will originate from the ADEM Clean Water

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Gateway Place, botanical garden and land trust score high marks on 2012 Green Progress Report

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — An energy efficient public housing building for senior citizens and an environmentally friendly parking lot at the Huntsville Botanical Garden were two of Huntsville’s crown jewels on the state’s 2012 Green Progress Report….

Eighth on the list were the 14 new buildings that received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification

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Birmingham area projects prominent in Alabama's Green Progress Report

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — More than 15 Birmingham-area projects and activities are included in a report released today on efforts to improve the environment and protect natural resources in Alabama in 2012.

Green Resource Center for Alabama released its fifth annual Green Progress Report, which “highlights some of the year’s important developments toward making Alabama a

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Speaker’s Stand: Recycling helps Alabama

The ability to recycle and reuse waste materials provides environmental benefits, economic benefits, and quality of life benefits for all Alabamians. Recent studies have documented that there are 26 major manufacturers in Alabama that rely on recycled feedstock to support their manufacturing processes and more than 10,000 jobs are based on recycled materials.

The Alabama

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Alabama restaurant first to receive TIOS six star green certification

ROJO, a popular restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama has become the first restaurant to receive six stars from The Institute of Sustainability’s (TIOS) green certification program.

As a 6 Star certified restaurant, ROJO met the certification requirements necessary to fulfill the TIOS General Category Star, the TIOS Waste Reduction Star, the TIOS Energy Efficiency Star, the

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EPA Awards More Than $5.3 Million for Research Fellowships

ATLANTA – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced more than $5.3 million in research fellowships to 127 students pursuing degrees in environmental studies throughout the United States. Twelve of the fellowship recipients attend one of eight universities and colleges in the Southeast. Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of South Alabama, University

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University of Alabama Recycling promotes sustainability on Gamedays

While recycling may not be at the top of most Bama fans’ lists on game days, it is for one University group.

On home game days, UA Recycling promotes environmental sustainability by passing out blue bags to tailgaters on the Quad as well as containers inside the stadium, Tony Johnson, executive director of logistics and

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