“To be Alabama’s primary source for science-based, environmental information and education, while cultivating a legacy of environmental stewardship for generations to come.”
Legacy was created in 1992 by a group of individuals dedicated to providing quality, fact-based environmental education materials to the citizens of Alabama. Today, the organization brings together state and federal agencies, businesses, environmental groups, associations, and concerned citizens to provide comprehensive environmental education programs without duplicating efforts of other organizations.
Legacy’s goal is to operate as a true partnership of all groups interested in environmental education, to develop and provide balanced environmental education programs, and to prevent duplication of effort by supporting existing quality environmental education programs. Revenue for Legacy’s environmental education programs comes primarily from the sale of Alabama’s “Protect Our Environment” license tag. Other money comes from the partnership program, donations, corporate sponsors, in-kind donations, grants, and special events.
Legacy's Tags - Through the Years
Legacy’s environmental education programs are developed and implemented by Legacy committees. Each committee works to ensure that Legacy’s programs are balanced and fact-based. Volunteerism through committee service is a great way to get involved at a grassroots level.
Legacy’s Education Committee works to develop, implement, and evaluate educational programs for Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade students throughout the State of Alabama. The primary function of this committee is to provide balanced, fact-based environmental education materials to K-12 teachers. Projects implemented under the supervision of this committee include the K-12 Activities Guide Series, EnviroBowl and Mountains to the Gulf and Workshops for Teachers.
Legacy’s Programs Committee works to establish partnerships with groups and organizations interested in environmental education efforts in the State of Alabama. This committee’s primary function is to serve as an outreach mechanism for the growth of our organization. Projects implemented under the supervision of this committee include the Legacy Partnership Program, the Annual Partnership Conference, Student Internships, and much more.
Legacy’s Marketing Committee works to provide balanced, fact-based environmental education programs to the general public in a format that provides for a basic understanding of individual impact on the environment and the necessary actions required to become an environmentally responsible Alabama resident. Projects implemented under the supervision of this committee include all Public Recognition and Marketing Programs, Public and Consumer Education Programs, Smart Driving, Responsible Gardening, Earth Saver, Water Conservation, Energy Conservation Wheels, and much more.