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Doug Moore spent the first ½ of his career building one for the largest publishing companies in America. He founded Vulcan Publishing in 1987, and when it was sold in in 2005, revenues from their 60 media properties topped $50 million in sales and had more than 400 employees. A father of six, landowner and avid outdoorsmen, his attention shifted to environmental issue out of concern for rampant pollution and waste generated by our consumer society. He sought the answer to questions vexing environmentalists worldwide:
Seeking a solution, he began a journey that would change his life, and foster a positive environmental legacy for generations to come.
Pat Byington, editor of the Green Register, has worked in the environmental community for more than two decades. At the age of twenty-three, Byington became the youngest executive director of a statewide environmental organization in the country when he was hired by the Alabama Conservancy in 1989. In eight years, he doubled the organization’s membership and their revenues grew nearly tenfold. In 1998, Byington launched the online newsletter Bama Environmental News (BEN) (http://www.bamanews2.blogspot.com ), as publisher and editor, establishing one of the first environmental news online publications of its kind. Since 1999, he has worked as an environmental consultant and senior staffer for a wide variety of environmental organizations including the Wilderness Society, Eastern Forest Partnership, American Lung Association and Auburn University’s School of Forestry. A prominent environmentalist, Byington has served on numerous regional and national non-profit environmental boards and has held public positions as a member of the Alabama Forever Wild Board of Trustees and the Environmental Management Commission.