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UAB’s Yvonne Kennedy Aims to Empower Local Women Through “Greening the World” Enrichment Program
As the director of UAB’s Women and Girls Business Network, Yvonne Lowery-Kennedy knows the significant impact that can be made by simply reaching out and offering someone the chance to enhance their life. Kennedy’s program, which is a division of UAB’s Minority Business Training & Development Program under the Office for Equity and Diversity, offers [...]read full article »
Home Builder Dirk Forbes Offers Sustainability to Pratt City
More than a year after an F5 tornado ripped through Pratt City, residents are starting to see more shades of “green” emerge across the landscape than they might otherwise expect. Yet amid the many companies working to re-develop Pratt City, Innovative Home Builders (IHB) stands apart for its strong commitment to building homes that are [...]read full article »
Wendy Jackson: Inspired to Preserve, Dedicated to Protect Quality of Life
To understand the motivation behind the launch of the new Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System, you also must understand the kind of passion fueling the work of conservationists like Wendy Jackson, Executive Director of the non-profit group, Freshwater Land Trust. Jackson, whose efforts have helped to protect more than 10,000 acres of land [...]read full article »
Destined for Role as the Coosa Riverkeeper
At just 23-years-old, Frank Chitwood, riverkeeper of the Coosa River, is officially the youngest riverkeeper in the world-but don’t let his young age fool you. As a native Alabamian, Chitwood has always been drawn to the state’s abundant outdoors and natural resources. He’s spent many years pursuing outdoor recreation and adventure along much of the [...]read full article »