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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces $4.9 Million in Investments for Rural Alabama Businesses and Community Infrastructure

Projects Funded Will Protect Public Health, Improve Infrastructure and Boost Local Economies

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is in Alabama to announce $4.9 million in new funding for projects that will protect public safety and health, improve water and wastewater infrastructure and create expanded economic opportunities in rural Alabama.

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Alabama's Big Business Embraces Sustainability to Attract Millennial Workforce

According to Deloitte’s 2015 Millennial Survey, millennials – who will account for 75% of the workforce in 2025 – are not motivated by money, but rather they aim to make the world more compassionate, innovative and sustainable.

Unfortunately, Birmingham, Ala., is having a lot of trouble attracting those workers. Recently, the New York Times published this article about how young college graduates are moving toward large metropolitan areas all across the country for employment with two notable exceptions: Detroit, Mi. and Birmingham, Ala.

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Montgomery Mayoral Candidates Share Conservation Priorities

 

In advance of the August 25 mayoral election, incumbent Mayor Todd Strange and challenger Artur Davis described their visions for making Montgomery's natural resources healthy and accessible. Strange and Davis were the only two candidates to respond to the questions out of the five contacted by Conservation Alabama.

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Major Green Home Makeover Experience Returns to Birmingham

Major Green Home Makeover Experience Returns to BirminghamMy Green Birmingham plans for sixth annual Green Home Giveaway

My Green Birmingham, the Magic City’s local guide to green living, is gearing up for the sixth annual Green Home Giveaway presented by Alabama Power.

The Green Home Giveaway has become one of Birmingham’s most anticipated home makeover events, offering locals the chance to experience the many benefits of a healthier, more energy efficient and eco-friendly lifestyle. As the largest green home makeover event of its kind in the Southeast, the Green Home Giveaway traditionally focuses on providing upgrades to one individual winning home, however, the overall mission has always been to inspire change and connect consumers to responsible brands that embody smarter living through innovative products and technology for the home.

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Alabama Power Asks for Increased Renewable Energy Options

 

Conservation Alabama commends Alabama Power’s efforts to generate 500 megawatts of energy from renewable resources, including solar. The utility is applying for approval from the Public Service Commission to provide options for customers who want to purchase renewable energy, including projects that generate up to 80 megawatts each. 

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