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Category: Home Management

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… 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… 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,… 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… Read More

Sarasota County Sustainability: 2020 Year in Review

2020 brought us the challenge of finding new ways to come together and bring sustainability to our community. We took some time to reflect on the past year and highlight positive outcomes and successes, despite… Read More

Early leak detection saves water and money

Pipes being repaired with wrenches

A startling statistic from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that leaks account for 12% of indoor water use. In the United States, an average household wastes 10,000 gallons of water on leaks annually. You… Read More

Workshop to foster a sustainable community by “Transforming to New Ways Forward”

Registration is now open for Sarasota County’s 15th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop. The online event is scheduled for Thursday, October 29 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. to showcase strategies for healthy, resilient, thriving communities…. Read More