12th street closingBeginning Tuesday, May 23, 12th Street South will be closed to southbound traffic from University Boulevard to Parking Lot 15G – between the APCO substation and the Humanities Building. Access to the University Boulevard Office Building (UBOB) parking deck and Parking Lot 15G will be available from 13th Street South.

New self service recycling drop offThe UAB Recycling Drop-Off Center has expanded its hours to enable the UAB community more opportunity to recycle.

The center had been open during specific hours on Mondays only, and is now open 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The center is now also a self-service recycling location.

 MG 6127During the Earth Week Festival, held Tuesday, April 11, UAB Sustainability recognized individuals and groups for their leadership in support of sustainability efforts at UAB.

“Sustainability is an institutional priority and it takes all of us to create a culture of sustainability at UAB, from academic programs to building operations and maintenance to dining and more,” said Julie Price, Manager of UAB Sustainability. “So, we hope by recognizing those who are going above and beyond, it will encourage others to do what they can.”

Road closure map 032717Beginning Monday, April 3, and continuing through the end of June, 7th Avenue South between 14th and 16th Streets South will be closed to traffic for installation of underground utility lines. The closure is part of an ongoing project to expand the District Steam and Chilled Water System campuswide.

170316 hammock renderA new hammock park, located near Rast Hall, will open just in time for students returning from Spring Break. The park, opening March 29, is a solution to the ever-growing use of portable hammocks around campus, which can damage young trees.

“With increasing enrollment more students are enjoying the greenspaces on campus. The Facilities Division noticed the use of hammocks on light poles and small trees,” said Julie Price, Manager of UAB Sustainability. Attaching hammocks to these surfaces is not only damaging, but can be dangerous if the trees and light poles cannot sustain the additional weight and fall.