Displaying items by tag: sustainability

Peggy Biga and Shantay Williams, two of more than 70 Sustainability Ambassadors, channel their passion for green practices into positive change within their units.

Melody Gillezeau, project manager for sustainable project development, wants UAB to set new standards to inspire Birmingham and beyond.

UAB will demolish the UAB Townhouse on the northeast corner of 20th Street South and University Boulevard in June. Here’s what that it might mean for you.

UAB Safe streamBefore you hop on that bike to commute to work or head across campus, make sure you, your bicycle and your knowledge of the road are ready.

A new designation recognizes UAB’s success in promoting safe, accessible bicycling on campus.

Laura Gilmour quit her job in medical sales to pursue a passion to help others. Now, with help from faculty mentors and coursework in the Global Health Studies and MBA programs, she will be providing equipment and training to medical facilities in need around the world.

50thShieldONLY COLORFrom traveling to Antarctica to publishing children’s books, from taking biology educational tools to India to planting pollinator gardens on campus, women have been integral to shaping UAB’s reputation its 50-year history. As part of its annual coverage of Women’s History Month, the UAB Reporter has gathered examples of its more recent coverage of women at UAB.

UAB, with its more than 4,400 trees, is being recognized as a Tree Campus USA for its work to promote healthy trees and conservation among students and employees.

Join UAB’s TRIP Lab for an information session with CommuteSmart 2-3:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in Hill Student Center 314.

During the spring and summer, UAB Sustainability put lipstick on a pile of dirt. It's the ultimate recycling project and a prelude to a larger greenspace redevelopment for campus.

Earth Day is April 22, during final exams, so UAB Sustainability will host a series of events April 6-10, including the Arbor Day celebration, where you can snag a free tree, and the UAB Earth Month Festival.

Some $18,000 is being awarded for projects to improve recycling, reduce waste, promote alternative energy and create a bike-repair station on the Campus Green.

The Cahaba River Society awarded its Watershed Conservation Development Award to a UAB program that saved 89 million gallons of water and $1.2 million in 2014.

A bioswale — a runoff system included in the design of AEIVA — helps slow and filter stormwater before it enters the storm sewer. 

Birmingham, with help from UAB, is one of 16 cities chosen this year to receive a grant that contributes the skills and expertise of IBM’s top talent to help cities address critical issues. It's hoped this will lay the groundwork for change that will help stabilize neighborhoods and lead to sustainable, healthy growth for decades to come.
The plight of the Antarctic-based Adelie penguin reveals much about the future of our planet, according to UAB University Professor Jim McClintock, Ph.D. The story of the seabird’s struggle to adjust to the warming climate is captured in “Ghost Rookeries,” a four-minute film produced by the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and narrated by actor Harrison Ford, who is on the foundation's board of advisers. The journey comes alive through the prose from McClintock’s book, “Lost Antarctica: Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula.”
A new community springs up on unused land, with just some tools, water and a chance to garden for the first timeRead More
UAB School of Engineering’s Chris Waldron pitches plans to Vestavia City Council, hopes construction can begin in 2013
As major construction on District Steam System Project ends, no further street disruptions or closures planned

UAB Recycling has collected almost 1 million pounds of paper during the past year

The latest green roof project is one of the first developments by UAB’s Sustainability Committee to come to fruition.

Campus Restaurants now offers reusable Eco-Ware as an alternative to styrofoam that ends in landfills.

The District Steam System Project includes the construction of a state-of-the-art steam-generation plant and steam distribution and condensate recovery network.
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