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Huntsville Environmental Sustainability Committee seeks public input 

October 5, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Environmental Sustainability Committee seeks public input 

As Huntsville grows, City leaders are focused on long-term successful gains for people who live, work and play in the community. This includes a watchful eye on Huntsville’s natural and built environment.  Mayor Tommy Battle recently asked area leaders with interest and expertise in this area to form a committee and examine contributing factors to long-term environmental sustainability in metro Huntsville.   “Environmental challenges directly impact our quality of life,” said Mayor Battle. [more]

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A Cut Above District 1 Summer Landscaping Challenge winners announced!

August 30, 2022 Click to view A Cut Above District 1 Summer Landscaping Challenge winners announced!

A Cut Above, the inaugural District 1 Summer Landscaping Challenge, started with a simple vision. Council Member Devyn Keith, who grew up and still resides in D1, set out to host a friendly competition between neighbors, while also inspiring citizens to keep their yards looking their best. The front-yard challenge launched Wednesday, July 6, and concluded Saturday, Aug. 6. Citizens in District 1 competed for up to three titles, a prize [more]

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Huntsville Beautification Awards winners announced

August 10, 2022 Click to view Huntsville Beautification Awards winners announced

Mayor Tommy Battle joined the Huntsville Beautification Board and City Council President John Meredith at a Beautification Awards ceremony Friday, Aug. 5, at Oakwood University’s Community Health Action Center. In the first Beautification Awards ceremony since 2019, area businesses and landscapers were recognized for outstanding efforts to keep properties clean, visually pleasing and well-maintained. The Beautification Board, which judged more than 500 properties, gave Beautification Awards to 386 properties. The Mayor’s Award, [more]

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Green Team launches survey to evaluate sources, scale of litter in Huntsville

August 5, 2022 Click to view Green Team launches survey to evaluate sources, scale of litter in Huntsville

Huntsville’s Green Team wants to know what you think about litter. As part of the City’s larger commitment to being responsible stewards of our environment, Green Team is conducting a city-wide survey through Aug. 31 to receive public input on litter. Green Team is the City’s division responsible for litter prevention as well as environmental outreach and education. TAKE GREEN TEAM’S LITTER SURVEY “Even with our wonderful volunteer groups, it’s hard for a [more]

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Huntsville to celebrate Earth Day with free event at Hays Nature Preserve

April 19, 2022 Click to view Huntsville to celebrate Earth Day with free event at Hays Nature Preserve

Free, family-friendly fun is coming to Hays Nature Preserve at 7153 U.S. 431 South, this weekend in observance of Earth Day. The City of Huntsville’s Operation Green Team invites the public to come celebrate Mother Earth on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a day of nature-based entertainment and activities for the whole family. “Earth Day is one of our favorite days of the year because it gives [more]

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Don’t trash your tree! Recycle holiday waste during free Huntsville event

December 23, 2021 Click to view Don’t trash your tree! Recycle holiday waste during free Huntsville event

The holiday season is fun while it lasts, but it leaves additional household waste. There’s often a mountain of cardboard boxes, and then there’s the issue of what to do with the live Christmas tree. Huntsville residents who need to dispose of items in a safe, environmentally friendly way can drop them off at Operation Christmas Clean Up, Saturday, Jan. 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at John Hunt Park, [more]

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Operation Green Team, Adopt-A-Mile volunteer recognized by Gov. Kay Ivey

December 2, 2021 Click to view Operation Green Team, Adopt-A-Mile volunteer recognized by Gov. Kay Ivey

Huntsville’s Erick Wade was recently honored for his volunteer work with the City’s Operation Green Team and the Adopt-A-Mile programs. Wade received the Alabama People Against a Littered State (PALS) Governor’s Award at a ceremony at the Renaissance Convention Center in Montgomery. Alabama PALS provides anti-litter programming to improve the environmental and economic impact on the state. A Green Team volunteer since 2016, Wade proudly took on an Adopt-A-Mile route in North [more]

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How to responsibly dispose of leaves, yard waste in Huntsville

November 23, 2021 Click to view How to responsibly dispose of leaves, yard waste in Huntsville

As the leaves of yellow, orange, brown and red continue to fall across Huntsville, many residents are tackling the mess with rakes and blowers. To that end, officials with Huntsville Public Works are asking residents to dispose of leaves and any other yard waste responsibly. Blowing leaves into the road can lead to clogged storm drains, which causes flooding during significant rain events. “It’s impossible for us to overstate the importance of [more]

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Earth Day 2021: City celebrates with tree planting, butterfly release

April 23, 2021 Click to view Earth Day 2021: City celebrates with tree planting, butterfly release

The Rocket City celebrated Earth Day on April 22, 2021, with a variety of activities to promote environmental conservation in Huntsville. Operation Green Team and City of Huntsville leaders gathered in Big Spring Park on Thursday for a tree planting ceremony and butterfly release. Watch the event here. Operation Green Team Coordinator David Worley helps a butterfly find its way skyward during the Earth Day 2021 butterfly release at Big Spring Park [more]

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Earth Month 2021: Huntsville Cleanup Events Scheduled

April 14, 2021 Click to view Earth Month 2021: Huntsville Cleanup Events Scheduled

Citizens will have plenty of opportunities to help clean up their surroundings this month as the City of Huntsville celebrates Earth Month. Weekly cleanups will keep Operation Green Team and volunteers busy from dawn to dusk. With Earth Day approaching on April 22, opportunities abound for those who want to leave the world a little better than they found it. The month’s main attraction will be a household hazardous waste collection event, [more]

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