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On the agenda: Smaller and green

Official flag of the City of BirminghamIt’s a fairly quiet agenda this morning for Birmingham’s City Council meeting. Probably the most interesting aspect of the agenda is seeing that Major Todd Smith, area commander for the Salvation Army Birmingham Area Command will be delivering the invocation. Maj. Smith recently presented plans to the Norwood neighborhood to develop a unified complex on the edge of the neighborhood. The neighborhood voted against the plan 52-0 though it looks as though he still plans to move forward.

Item 4 is a proposal by Councilwoman Kim Rafferty to reduce the number of representatives serving on the BJCTA’s Transit Advisory Committee. The eighteen-member panel currently includes 12 people from Birmingham.

Item 26 is currently on consent and would allow for Alive2Green to “provide information for green energy efficiencies and retrofit within the corporate limits of Birmingham.” Alive2Green would be paid up to $15,000 for the service according to the item. Incidentally, it’s the company behind the Green Building Focus conference.

It’s easy to be green this weekend

It’s a full month before Earth Day is celebrated, but Birmingham’s already providing a couple of opportunities to be “green” this weekend.

Tomorrow the Green Resource Center for Alabama will be hosting its second annual Clover Crawl, being held this year at Vulcan Park. This year’s event will include a Green Home & Garden Expo and serve as the drop-off point for this year’s Ecycling Day activities, courtesy of TechBirmingham. You’ll be able to drop off items in the lower parking lot at the site (no TVs please).

For those wanting to partake in the warm weather and take in some greenery, there’s the Japanese Gardens Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Birmingham Botancial Gardens tomorrow starting at 11 a.m.

Looking for other more general options, let Jason be your guide over on Timetable.