Monday, February 8, 2010

12th Annual Watershed Leadership Conference, February 27-March 2 in Montgomery, AL

Bringing water issues to the Alabama state capitol this election year.

Keynote Speaker, Janisse Ray

February window display at Huntsville Public Library

During the month of February, check out the green coalition's display at the main branch of the Huntsville Public Library. It is located inside the double doors on the right just before you get to the Auditorium.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Meeting: Monday, February 1, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Main Public Library on Monroe St. upstairs on the 2nd floor

Agenda for the Green Coalition Feb. 1st meeting


Guest speaker: Dove Stackhouse, Market Manager of the Clean Food Network,

The Clean Food Network is a group of sustainable, certified naturally grown and transitional farmers from northern Alabama and southern Tennessee who are dedicated to providing clean unadulterated food fresh from their fields to your dinner table.They have come together to create markets at which they can collectively sell their produce, meats, eggs, and value added products to a larger market almost year round through area farmers' markets, restaurants, and a locally grown on-line market. Online orders are delivered weekly at drop off points at certain locations within the city of Huntsville.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Meeting: Monday, November 9, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Main Public Library on Monroe St. upstairs on the 2nd floor

Agenda for the Green Coalition Nov. 9th meeting

Report on Adtran's Social Responsibility workshop- Lynn
Starting an online newsletter-
Membership recruitment
Steps to connect with other green businesses we have met
Is there a "Green Directory" in Huntsville?
Possible speakers for our next meeting - December Meeting - Dove Stackhouse of the Clean Food Network will be our guest speaker
Christmas Party?

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Event: Invitation to Best Practices in Sustainability

Lynn Leach is going to this event. Anyone else want to go??

You are cordially invited to the Corporate Social Responsibility Best Practices Conference on October 15th. Featured speakers will share best practices in sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and green issues.

Corporate Social Responsibility Best Practices Conference
When: Thursday, October 15th,
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: ADTRAN East Tower
Conference Center 901 Explorer Blvd. Huntsville, AL 35806
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Lunch: Served at Noon
Keynote Address: Huntsville Mayor - Tommy Battle

Please Register

Conference Hightlights

> Driving innovative environmental improvements in products, operations, and supply chain
> Designing, constructing, and operating a LEED Silver Certified building
> Developing environmental initiatives and sustainability activities within manufacturing operations and the corporation as a whole
> Incorporating CSR into the company's culture
> Monitoring and managing enterprise assets for increased energy efficiencies with EAM tools

Event: Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful Flint River Clean Up Call for Volunteers

Protect the Flint

Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful
Is hosting its 6th Annual
Flint River Clean-up
on October 24, 2009
Location and Time: Canoes/Kayaks
meet at the Georgia Power Dam at
8:30 a.m. in Albany, GA

Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful is looking for
volunteers that have canoes & kayaks, and for those
who can serve as bank walkers!
Send email to to register.

Take out will be the Radium Landing
(near Marine ditch).
Why: Water Is Our Planets Most Precious Resource
Rivers Alive is a state initiative
that encourages clean ups along all 70,150 miles of
Georgia ’s rivers, lakes, and streams.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Event: Electronics Recycling & Mercury Collection - Saturday, October 17, 2009

Mark your calendars!

Bring your old electronics and mercury containing items to our
Electronics Recycling & Mercury Collection Event

Saturday, October 17, 2009
9 am to 3 pm
Joe Davis Stadium

Sponsored by
City of Huntsville Operations Green Team
Madison County Commission
City of Madison
Covanta Energy
The Solid Waste Disposal Authority of the City of Huntsville

We will be collecting (free of charge) computers (CPUs, laptops, mainframes and peripherals), monitors, telephones, cell phones, telephone systems, fax machines, printers, copiers, rechargeable batteries, stereo equipment, electronic games, PDAs, electronic circuit boards, and components as well as thermometers, thermostats, mercury batteries, mercury switches, and other mercury containing items.

Fluorescent light bulbs will not be accepted at this event, please bring them to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection held on the 1st Saturday of the month.

Televisions will be accepted for a $10 fee.

Covanta Energy is offering $10 gift cards for the mercury thermostats (limited to the first 50 people bringing mercury thermostats) and $5 gift cards for mercury thermometers. A $50 gift card will be given to the first person bringing in a mercury thermostat and mercury thermometer.

If you have more than 10 items, please contact SWDA at 256-880=6054.

Our community is partnering with Creative Recycling Systems from Nashville. Creative Recycling Systems' data sanitization methods exceed U.U. Dept of Defense specifications for security and electronics disposal.

For more information contact Operation Green Team
256-532-5326 (53-CLEAN).