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Workshop to focus on the “Roots of Sustainability” for a better future

Registration is now open for the 16th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, “Roots of Sustainability!” This online event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 10 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m to showcase strategies for healthy, resilient, thriving communities. REGISTER… Read More

Struggling to pay your utility bills? These resources can help

If you can’t pay your utility bills, there are several financial assistance programs, if you qualify, that can help. The resources below summarize available utility assistance programs. Additionally, you can check out our energy and water saving fact… Read More

The Sustainable Communities Workshop youth video contest

Youth ages 8-18 are invited to enter the Sustainable Communities Workshop Youth Video Contest for their chance to win $100, and more! The winners will be announced during the 16th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, Nov. 10. Task Create… Read More

Energy Upgrade: efforts to boost energy efficiency during COVID-19

March 2021 Training Since 2018, Sarasota County Sustainability has offered an intensive “Energy Coach” volunteer training to teach participants energy and water-saving techniques to aid low-income residents through educational programs and in-home “energy sweeps.” Typically, the training was held… Read More

Reduce plastic use for World Oceans Day

By Kassidy House and Cailyn Raper. Happy World Oceans Day! Today, June 8, is the day to celebrate our oceans and appreciate everything that they provide for us. The theme of this year’s World Oceans Day is “Life and Livelihoods“,… Read More

Sow some green habits (along with some vegetables) with the Family Green Living Kit

By Sophia Moundous and Mindy Hanak Sarasota County’s Family Green Living Kits can help foster sustainability lessons in many ways. The kits are filled with fun, interactive activities and books for all ages. Grab a kit from your… Read More

Providing science-based programming to schools

By Dr. Katherine Clements, Sophia Moundous, Sarah Davis, Lee Hayes Byron, and contributors from all program areas UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County provides many opportunities for educational programming – not only for adults in our community, but also for… Read More

Sarasota County Extension thanks volunteers

UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County thanks all its volunteers for National Volunteer Month in April. Sarasota County Extension volunteers are vital to achieving our mission of community outreach and education. Last year alone, 355 Extension volunteers gave 16,980 hours… Read More

Green building: Building healthy, happy, resilient communities

Why should we build green? Well, green buildings not only have a lower impact on the environment and your wallet, but they also keep occupants healthier and happier. Sarasota County sees building green as one of the many… Read More