Annual report shows state sustainability and other green focused progress on the rise
The 2014 Green Progress Report has been released by the Green Resource Center for Alabama (GRCA). The report demonstrates a wide range of nearly 100 successful green and sustainable efforts and initiatives achieved last year by various organizations, nonprofits and businesses across the state of Alabama.
The 7th annual Green Progress Report features the many projects and initiatives that help our state become a greener, more sustainable place to live, work, and play. The report aims to serve future generations with a collective testimony of the many ways Alabama has worked to attain sustainable progress.
“In order to continue the progress we’ve already made on sustainability issues in Alabama, collaboration is the key to success.”
-Chris Williams, President of the Board of Directors for the Green Resource Center for Alabama
The annual Green Progress Report is divided into nine categories: Land Conservation and Preservation; Environmental Education; Energy Efficiency; Transportation; Recycling and Cleanups; Parks Trails and Recreation; Building and Design; Corporate Sustainability; and Sustainability Progress and Initiatives.
Top highlights from the 2014 report include the visit of U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to Alabama in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the development of the state’s first solar research center, and Birmingham earning a Smarter Cities Challenge grant from IBM.