The Green Resource Center for Alabama (GRCA) has announced the release of the state’s 2015 Green Progress Report. The report provides an in-depth look at close to 100 green-related projects and sustainability initiatives that collectively make a lasting impact for the state of Alabama.
The mission of the Green Progress Report is to feature the important developments that make Alabama a greener place to live, work, and play. Contributors aim to share and promote the many different ways Alabama continues to make advances in green efforts and sustainable progress on multiple levels.
Chris Williams, President of the Board of Directors for the GRCA, says the eighth annual Green Progress Report continues to track a wide range of important sustainability milestones achieved by countless organizations, businesses, and individuals all across the state.
“We’re proud to see an evolving commitment to the kind of sustainability practices that not only help support the endurance of our environment but also encourage enhanced quality of life for both current and future generations,” said Williams.
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 2015 report include the City of Birmingham achieved a 3-STAR Community Rating for sustainability leadership under the national STAR Community Rating System (STAR), approval for Alabama Power to generate up to 500 MW of renewable sources, and the announcement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that Mobile and Prichard are among 22 communities nationally selected to receive assistance developing strategies for smart growth, sustainability goals, and local economic progress.
The GRCA was founded in 2007 and has continued to serve local Alabama communities as an environmental nonprofit dedicated to educating and raising awareness for sustainability related efforts, projects, and initiatives in Alabama and throughout the Southeast. The nonprofit recently launched a newly designed website featuring the complete 2015 Green Progress Report, as well as past publications, in addition to information about several other GRCA led initiatives. Sometime this year, the GRCA will launch its newest initiative, EMERGE, a sustainability leadership project designed to educate and empower professionals to be better advocates within their companies and communities for smart, sustainable progress.
To view the complete 2015 Alabama Green Progress Report, visit www.grcalabama.org.
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