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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

A lifetime of giving to local 4-H

Marlene and Don Strickland sit for a photo

UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County celebrates a lifetime of volunteer service to Sarasota County 4-H and selects Don and Marlene Strickland for Volunteers of the Month for August. For 43 years, Don and Marlene Strickland have mentored 4-H youth… 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