Alabama Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers – #212
ASID is the nations’ largest organization of Interior Design Professionals, Allied Members, Student Members, and Industry Partners dedicated to upholding the health, safety, and welfare of people in their environments. ASID members are accomplished in their field and have agreed to uphold the highest standard of design excellence and business practice ethics. Representing both the commercial and residential markets, ASID members create engaging and functional spaces with a practiced eye to meet client needs and hone their craft in all areas of design.
Alabama Environmental Council – #225
The Alabama Environmental Council is a statewide, non-profit leader engaging citizens toward sustainable living and stewardship of the environment. Recycle Alabamais a campaign of the AEC which seeks to bring awareness to existing recycling opportunities while striving to increase availability to new areas. Visit us on line to learn more.
Alabama Geocachers Association – #447
Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache’s existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS device can then try to locate the geocache.
Alabama Outdoors – #422/423
Alabama Outdoors is a full service outdoor outfitter providing apparel, footwear and equipment for the outdoor life. Founded in 1975, AO has grown to six locations throughout Alabamaby providing the best in service, product quality and outdoor expertise. We are invested in the communities we are proud to serve through partnerships and sponsorships that promote outdoor activity, access and conservation.
Alabama Partners for Clean Air – #412
APCA is an affiliation of public, private and nonprofit organizations working to implement voluntary strategies that improve air quality in Jefferson and Shelby counties. APCA’s goals are to achieve and maintain compliance with national air quality standards, to protect and improve public health, to minimize the economic impacts on existing businesses and support economic growth consistent with clean air goals.
Alabama Power – #106B
From reducing emissions, to promoting energy efficiency, to introducing Alabamians to a new generation of green, electric vehicles, Alabama Power is focused on providing reliable, affordable service while preserving Alabama’s extraordinary natural resources.
Alabama Waldorf School – #500
The Alabama Waldorf School, formerly the Redmont School, is committed to providing a rich and balanced educational experience which actively engages the whole child. Waldorf education is grounded in strong academics, enlivened by the arts, and made concrete by practical experience. Our faculty draws on the child’s innate sense of wonder and thirst for meaningful values to nurture a reverence for life and an eagerness to learn. We honor each child’s individuality while building responsible citizenship within a multicultural and developmentally appropriate curriculum.
Our school serves children ages 2 ½ through the 8th grade. We offer year round enrollment and are accepting applications for our 2010 – 2011 academic year. For more information or to schedule a tour please contact Opal South at 205-592-0541 or visit our website..
American Society of Landscape Architects – #211
Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the national professional association representing landscape architects. Beginning with 11 original members, ASLA has grown to more than 18,000 members and 48 chapters, representing all 50 states,U.S. territories, and 68 countries around the world. ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship
Backyard Pantry – #227
The Backyard Pantry specializes in setting up ready to plant raised bed gardens in the Greater Birmingham, AL area. Our mission is to help as many people as possible enjoy the benefits of home gardening by making it easy and fun.
Backyard Paradise – #331/332
At Backyard Paradise, Randy Dooley (landscape designer and owner) specializes in creating naturalized areas that provide low-maintenance solutions and year-round color. Green products are available for installing patios, walls, driveways, decks, arbors, ponds, waterfalls and more. Add value and beauty to your yard by creating an outdoor room that extends your family’s living areas. Licensed, insured, professional and dependable – we bring paradise to your home!
Bike Link – #199
Need a new bike? Possibly, a repair on your current ride? Bike Link of Hoover can help. Owned and operated byHooverresidents, the Wenning family, Bike Link caters to the needs of every type of cyclist. With a huge inventory of parts and accessories and a vast knowledge of cycling, Bike Link of Hoover is your cycling connection.
Dixie Homecrafters – #313
We are one of the largest home improvement companies in the nation. Specializing in products that not only improve the beauty of your home, but also help lower your energy cost. Energy star windows, radiant barrier for your attic space, which keeps the hot or cold air out of your living space –both come with energy saving guarantees. We carry beautiful plantation style siding, gutter guards to keep your gutters debris free. Our newest product IceCold, is a catalyst that decreases your air temperature, and also comes with a guarantee of savings in energy cost. In addition, we have added bath renovations to our list of ways to update and beautify your home. As always, no money up front! No payment required until you are completely satisfied with your job. We are Dixie Homecrafters!
Earth Creations – #330
Over the years, our mission hasn’t changed. Nature is still our greatest inspiration, and protecting the Earth remains our passion. We strive to create high-quality, eco-friendly clothing in a sustainable manner, and still make it something beautiful that you’ll love to wear day after day. We work to give back to our community in meaningful ways, helping out good causes and supporting environmental efforts.
Eco Three – #431
Eco Three stands for Energy Efficient Environment. We specialize in residential energy assessments and energy efficient retrofitting. By using state of the art diagnostic equipment, an Eco Three home energy assessment will address where your home is losing energy. A customized Retrofit Recommendation Report is prepared to give you an unbiased opinion on improvements that could be made. Eco Three can prioritize any retrofit to fit any budget.
Energize Alabama – #226
Energize Alabama is a network of people dedicated to promoting Energey Efficiency and Renewable Energy policies and legislation and practices. Our Vision is to position Alabama as the leader in the southeast for the developement and utilization of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Please join us!
Fresh Air Family – #436
Fresh Air Family takes fun outdoors! We explore nature in the most beautiful and magical places to find what few people ever see: a rare bird, fish, or flower. We find the best places to go and the experts to take us there. Everyone is welcome!
Freshwater Land Trust – #424
The Freshwater Land Trust is a nonprofit land conservation organization that works to acquire and care for lands that enhance water quality and preserve open space. We connect open spaces that are critical for the protection of rivers and streams and those that provide recreational opportunities for the community. We are based in Birmingham and work in Jefferson, Shelby, Blount, Chilton, Bibb. St. Clair, Tuscaloosa, and Walker Counties. We are a conservation group that works to ensure that everyone wins: landowners, businesses and communities alike. For more information on how you can help preserve the places you love, please visit our website.
Friends of Shades Mountain – #449
The mission of Friends of Shades Mountain is to preserve and protect undeveloped sections of Shades Mountain for the mutual benefit of all who live on or near the mountain.
Friends of Moss Rock – #448
The Friends of Moss Rock Preserve work to protect the natural resources of the area while making them accessible. The group organized volunteers in building the 10 plus mile trail system of the area. Current projects include exotic privet removal and periodic interpretive hikes.
Garden Accent – #324
Talmadge Butler uses found recycled wood from old barns and other sources to built woodcrafts, mostly functional pieces. This rough cut, sometimes 70-100 year old wood is transformed into chairs, benches, planters, potting tables, all colorfully distressed, all one of a kind.
Hoover Beautification Board – #329
The Hoover Beautification Board is made up of volunteers who serve at the request of the Mayor to encourage city residents to Keep Hoover Clean and Green. We sponsor Commercial Beautification awards, Arbor Day celebration at Aldridge gardens, and litter week in April.
Jeff State Community College – #340
The increasing complexity of construction projects is boosting the demand for management level personnel within the construction industry. Advances in building science, research, efficiency, materials, construction methods, computer technology and changing building standards are further adding to this demand.
The department offers certificate and associate degree in construction management and architecture. These programs include courses in project control and development, site planning, design, construction methods, construction materials, cost estimating, scheduling, contract administration, safety, building codes and standards, and information technology.
The program graduates are usually hired as assistants to project managers, field engineers, schedulers, or cost estimators. Advancement opportunities for construction managers vary depending upon individual’s performance and the size and type of company for which they work.
The Construction Management Technology program at Jefferson State Community College is one of only ten two-year programs nationwide to achieve accreditation by the American Council for Construction Education.
J3 Organics – #105
J3 Organics locally produces compost, compost enriched top soils, and environmentally safe fertilizers. They use only waste products from local businesses to supply you with all natural and nutrient rich products that will give you a beautiful and productive lawn or garden!
LeafGuard of Alabama – #108
LeafGuard is the patented one-piece aluminum gutter that stops leaves, pine needles, and other debris from collecting inside, so that your gutters stay clog free. LeafGuard is the gutter system that has earned the right to carry The Good Housekeeping Seal. Need a gutter? Then the name you need to know is LeafGuard.
McWane Science Center – #502
Serving its mission to change lives through science and wonder, the McWane Science Center will be bringing E³ to the Moss Rock Festival. E³ is McWane Science Center’s traveling exhibit of environmental education experiences. E³ will demonstrate the present and future of renewable energy, conservation, and efficiency with demonstrations of hydrogen fuel cells, solar hot water heating, solar electricity, solar cooking, biodiesel, energy efficient lighting, and more.
Mountain High Outfitters – #341
Mountain High Outfitters is a group of dedicated outdoor enthusiasts with 4 specialty outdoor retail stores in Alabama, and an online business. We pride ourselves on giving the highest level of customer service and products like The North Face, Patagonia, Arc’Teryx and Icebreaker. We provide customers with fun, responsible, and safe outdoor experiences. At Mountain High, we believe in conserving outdoor resources and work hard to support conservation, environmental stewardship and consumer responsibility. Our outreach programs include regular free Boy Scout clinics, Rock Climbing classes, sponsorship and support of hundreds of local events. Mountain High Outfitters is built around an intense respect for nature and the value it adds to our lives. We invite you to visit our shops and let us know what you think.
MyGreenBirmingham.com – #106
MyGreenBirmingham.com, your local guide to green living, has teamed up again with Alabama Power to present the 2011 My Green Home Giveaway. One lucky winner will have their home transformed into an energy-efficient, eco-friendly, and healthy space with the help of local businesses, and the latest in technology and green products.
Your chance to win starts at the Moss Rock Festival, where all you have to do is step in our video booth and tell us why you want to win a green home makeover! Get creative, have fun, and convince MyGreenBirmingham.com why your home should be the winner. All you have to do is tell us about you and why living in a greener home is important to you. So do-it-yourself, or round up friends and family to help make a cool two minute or less video. Video entrants will walk away with some freebies too, but only while they last!
While you’re at our tent, learn about the latest in green living from our “Eco Experts” and get some inspiration and tips for DIY projects for your home.
To get camera ready and learn more about the 2011 My Green Home Giveaway and participating sponsors, visit MyGreenBirmingham.com.
Locally owned and operated, Secure Destruction Service is a confidential document shredding company offering onsite and offsite paper shredding for businesses and individuals. We also destroy other materials like hard drives, server tapes, cds and more. Call us at 453-1468 or check out our web-site.
Will be at Regions Park Saturday and Sunday from 12:00-2:00 to shred
Shaklee Products – #421
At Shaklee we believe nature holds the answers to a long, healthey, productive life. E strive to bring you life-enhancing, whole-health products, and we take many steps to guarantee the quality and effectiveness of every product. Shaklee created biodegradable BASIC H in 1960. Basic H went to the moon and is used in space. Cleaning demonstrations will be conducted on Basic H2 at the festival.
Sojourns – #335
Sojourns is Alabama’s first wholly fair trade store specializing in hand crafted items such as jewelry, pottery, toys and household items form more than 55 countries. Fair trade is built on the principles of economic justice, cultural sensitivity and environmental sustainability. Providing hope and dignity to artisans around the world.
Southeastern Outings – #450
Every weekend SEO plans, organizes and leads day hikes, canoe trips and other fun outdoor activities open to the public. Participating is a splendid, simple way to make congenial new friends who enjoy the outdoors. Membership not required to participate. Contact Dan Frederick, 205-631-4680, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.seoutings.org. for more information.
Technical Knockout – #317
Once we unload the truck all of the electronics are separated by type. Monitors by size, shape & stacked on pallets for shipment. Cell phone & land phone equipment are all separated. Computers are palletized by style & if the hard drives need to be destroyed in order to protect your information those are removed & crushed at once. The printers & copiers are “cleaned” so that the plastic, metal, wire & cartridges are all boxed individually! The computers are then broken down & the components are boxed as follows: motherboards, fingerboards, memory (by speed), optical, floppies, power supplies, aluminum.
These components are all weighed & sent by tractor trailer to various companies who actually shred & separate the circuitry & re-use the plastic materials to make more circuit boards. (metal, plastic, wire, battery back-ups (wire, metal cases & batteries separated). These components are weighed & sent to recyclers in the area, shred, melted & made into pipe.
***TKO actually recycled 142 tons of metal & plastic, 6.9 tons of wire & over 1,200 batteries in 2008!
***recycling in 2009: 169 tons of metal & plastic, 11 tons of wire, 410 batteries
***recycling in 2010: 177.5 tons, 9.5 tons of wire, 7.5 tons of batteries
***TKO has also shipped 26 truckloads (35,000-40,000 pounds each) of the circuitry…that is 825,000 pounds!
Over 2 million pounds saved from the landfill!
The Nature Conservancy – #430
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. Since 1989, the Alabama Chapter has preserved over 156,000 acres statewide for the benefit and use of the public.
Turning the Tables: Room Transformations – #323
Owners Sandi Yates and Diane Hathcock are in the business of room transformations. We transform rooms inside or out using what a customer already has. Our goal is to re-purpose furniture and accents creating a fresh new updated look. We have been in business for 5 years, but we have been doing room re-do’s for over 20. We have been featured in the Birmingham News “Spaces” 8 times. Our goal is to create a new look without a great deal of expense to the customer.
US Green Building Council – #411
Our mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling a socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life in Alabama.
Watershed – #410
At Watershed, we consult with design and construction teams, businesses, and homeowners to create green building solutions. Watershed also offers green building education and training, tailored to the specific climate and culture of theDeep South. While the growing green building movement is international, our solutions are local.
West End Community Gardens – #104
We believe that the way to a community’s heart is through its stomach. It is our vision to revitalize the West End community’s life blood, body, mind and spirit through the growing and sharing of foods naturally raised.
Our practical and programmatic approach has a threefold purpose:
- Inspiration through the fundamental example of ‘community gardens’ that are beautiful and bountiful.
- Education to make readily available resources and information about sustainable gardening and natural food preparation to increase the health and well-being of a community overwhelmingly challenged by food insecurity and a lack of healthier food choices.
- Institutions to create self-sustaining and holistic models of food institutions that can serve as a means to revitalize the economic landscape in a community that is otherwise a ‘food and economic desert’.
Zkano – #110
Zkano makes locally manufactured organic cotton socks. Comprised of the highest quality, GOTS certified organic cotton, zkano (pronounced zah-kah-no) are truly the coziest socks you will ever put on your feet. We’re a small family business, and we manufacture zkano -ourselves- in Fort Payne, Alabama.