Tag: sustainability

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

Amber’s Adventures: The story of a summer internship

Intern Amber helps with pond study

By AMBER LOPATINE Intern, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Hi! I’m Amber, and I recently completed my summer internship experience with Sarasota County. Keep reading to learn about my summer adventures in Sustainability and Natural Resources. I have always… Read More

Enzymedica re-certifies as Green Business Partner

logo for enzymedica

Enzymedica, a Venice-based digestive enzyme supplement company, has a healthy history with the Sarasota County Green Business Partnership (GBP). And they’re writing another chapter, now, by re-certifying as a GBP member. It started in 2015, when Enzymedica became the… Read More

Workshop to offer multi-generational perspectives fostering stronger sustainable communities

Children learning to garden from an adult

Under the “Growing Greener Generations” theme, the 14th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop is set for Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The workshop will draw together residents of all ages, business owners and employees, non-profit leaders, and government officials… Read More

Getting back to school, and into sustainability

children running playfully at school

By Lee Hayes Byron, Sophia Moundous, and Randall Penn UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County It’s back to school time across Sarasota County, and a good time to mix a little sustainability into the race back to the classroom. We’ve… Read More

This Siesta Key resident turned the sun into a silent money making machine

Aerial photo of Larry's home with solar panels attached to the roof

By Curt Preisser and Larry Stults Special for UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Harnessing the power of the sun has its benefits, including owning a silent money machine. Since installing a solar power system in his home, Sarasota County… Read More