Category: Natural Resources

Jumping and crawling insects that want to suck your blood- Halloween Edition Part 2

Although mosquitoes are the first insect we think of when talking blood-feeding insects-  there are a few others that can make our skin crawl at the thought of them on us or in our homes. The insects discussed… Read More

Flying insects that want to suck your blood-Halloween Edition Part 1

Of the one million identified insect species worldwide, less than 1% are considered true pests. Those pest insects are either harmful to us, to our food crops, or to our homes. They can also cause aesthetic damage. To… Read More

EVENT: Sustainable Communities Workshop

Audience members and a videographer take in the action at the 2018 Sustainable Communities Workshop

The 14th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, “Growing Greener Generations,” will bring the community together for a day-long workshop Nov. 14 to discuss sustainability priorities. Our expert speakers will provide up-to-date information on several different sustainability topics. Register early… Read More

UF Sports Management Program goes “green”

university of florida football team in action

The sports industry has the ability to impact and influence our communities and many sports organizations are evaluating their environmental impacts. One way the industry is changing is through the promotion of healthy and sustainable communities. In today’s… Read More

Tree-juvenation?

Trees line and shade a roadway.

Communities derive many benefits from their urban forests, including improved air quality, increased stormwater filtration, reduced heat island effects, and positive physical and mental health impacts. A 2013 tree canopy study in Sarasota County indicated just 35% vegetation… Read More

Celebrate National Energy Efficiency Day and Awareness Month

By SOPHIA MOUNDOUS Sustainability Assistant, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County October is all about Fall colors, pumpkins, and Halloween costumes. Here at Sarasota County Sustainability, we are also excited about October because it is National Energy Awareness Month, and today,… Read More