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Summer learning for teachers: school gardens

A young boy inspects a garden plant with big leaves. [CREDIT: UF/IFAS Extension]

Did you know most teachers spend their summer as students? Fortunately, there’s lots of fun learning opportunities for school garden champions coming up very, very soon! Here in Sarasota County, we are fortunate to have many school gardens… Read More

FREE water! Tips for reducing irrigation during rainy season

Rain running against window

Rainy Season Here at Last The pitterpattering of rain against the window is a soothing and welcome sound here in Sarasota County. Though it may have been painfully dry the past few months, June brings with it the… Read More

What is a carbon footprint, and why does it matter?

What is a Carbon Footprint?  Your carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gasses (GHGs) that you directly or indirectly produce in your lifetime. Take the Environmental Protection Agency’s Carbon Footprint Quiz, Nature Conservancy’s Quiz, or our own Ecological Footprint Quiz to find out just how… Read More

Watch now: DIY Energy and Water Audit Kit demo video

Interested in learning how you can save energy, water, and money at home? Our Do-It-Yourself Audit Kit can help. Do-It-Yourself Energy and Water Audit Kit The Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Energy and Water Audit Kit is available for checkout through… Read More