Updates on the Alabama Public Service Commission can be found here:

Participant List for Alabama Power Public Hearings, 2013:

In honor of Keep America Beautiful's annual Great American Clean-up campaign, the Keep Birmingham Beautiful Commission will host an event to allow citizens to recycle their electronic waste for FREE! This event is open to everyone.

Accepted items include:


As you will remember, Green Tie Affair is the annual spring fundraiser that helps support the Alabama Environmental Council. We attract more than 300 friends to celebrate Earth Month at a beautiful venue with an exciting live and silent auction. What a fun event!

Will you consider donating an item for our auction?

"Energy is a Terrible Thing to Waste," a factsheet on energy efficiency and conservation in Alabama from the Alabama Environmental Council


1.     EPA guidelines

2.     Energy Division: Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA)

a.     Alabama Saves

In celebration of Earth Month, Recycle Alabama Day is an opportunity to recycle some hard-to-recycle items, such as hot water heaters, refrigerators, televisions, textiles, and baby car seats. There will also be a mobile paper shredder on-site to provide free document destruction.

For more information, call our office at 205-322-3126, ext. 102. 


The 2013 State Energy Plan process being managed by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) is on hold at least until late spring. Over 400 people filled out the online survey to share our views about our energy future.  As yet we have no notice of when we will receive an analysis of the responses. The cancelled meetings in Decatur, Birmingham and Montgomery, which were scheduled for early February, will be rescheduled for May or possibly later, and the Plan deadline will also be extended.

This workshop is limited to Alabama Water Rally participants. To register, visit http://www.alabamarivers.org/events/conference.



Source: RecycleYourMat.com

If you’re reading this, chances are you are well aware of where to recycle the more common household consumer goods, such as paper, bottles, and cans. In my last blog entry, we explored how to recycle hazardous materials. For this second installment, we’re going to take a look at some rather uncommonly recycled items. Some of these items are so difficult to recycle that there are few businesses in the nation that have stepped up to the challenge. Click on the underlined hyperlinks to be directed to these resources.

Alabama Environmental Council’s (AEC) goal is to become the non-profit authority on energy for Alabama, seeking ways to meet Alabamians’ current energy needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. AEC provides environmental and economic information on energy based on sound scientific research and analysis.