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About Us

Preserve, protect, and promote a healthy Alabama for a sustainable future.

Focus and Intentions

Alabama Environmental Council, formerly Alabama Conservancy, was established in 1967 before the first Earth Day, before the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, and before there was an Environmental Protection Agency. We were the first environmental advocacy organization in the state! We have an admirable history that you may not be aware of. We invite you to read Protecting Alabama: A History of the Alabama Environmental Council written by Clara Ruth Hayman.

Preserve and Protect Alabama’s Natural Capital

AEC advocates for ecologically sustainable practices to prevent and reduce litter, pollution and waste, that negatively impacts our communities and natural environment. AEC promotes a holistic approach to environmental preservation, which requires a combined effort from state and local governments, private industries, organizations and individual residents. Much of this effort will concentrate on raising awareness of the environmental issues affecting our state, as well as educating and empowering citizens with the tools to solve them. Together.

Unify Information and Action for Healthier People and Places

Building on history and our statewide mission, AEC continues to bring people, groups, and information together, building strength on strength toward a healthier living environment. We support groups that have a similar mission and connect individuals to local relevant resources and offer practical sustainable living tips. Together we can.

Promote Economic Growth through Green Business

The future of environmental protection lies in the hands of an economically-stable community. AEC promotes “green” jobs and businesses, and advocates for growth of environmentally-sound companies within our state.

We work closely with local, state, and national environmental organizations

Organizations that are working to make a difference in our state