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EVENT: Get expert advice at annual sustainability workshop

Join us Nov. 29 for our 13th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop and get expert information on community strategies, resources, and solutions to build and foster sustainable living.

Under a “Unique Perspectives for Community Solutions” theme, the event runs 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Girl Scouts of Gulf Coast Florida Event Center, 4740 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota. Register early at to save your seat and receive notice of any changes.


Residents, business leaders, institutions, government agencies and organizations will gather to learn from knowledgeable speakers and panel discussions. Topics to be discussed include: the overview effect with the “Artistic Astronaut” Nicole Stott, plastic pollution solutions, environmental communication, habitat restoration, transportation, food, and more. Visit for more information on speakers and session topics.


Creating solutions requires participation from everyone to identify and implement innovative and appropriate sustainability practices that support community needs. Meet our speakers, visit our exhibitors, learn, network, and enjoy organic and local food. Participate in breakout sessions and network with businesses and community groups to help build a better future for our community.


Early-bird registration is $35 until Oct. 29, then increases to $45 through Nov. 29 (students pay just $25). Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon break refreshments catered by a local green business partner serving fresh, local, healthy, delicious food.

For more information on the workshop and sponsor/exhibitor opportunities please visit

Questions? Call 941-861-5000 and ask for the Sustainable Communities Workshop or e-mail us at