Tag: sustainability

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

Local congregations go green

Local faith organizations are doing their part in helping the earth by becoming more sustainable. They are practicing conservation by becoming more energy- and water-efficient and reducing waste. By participating in our Green Business Partnership program and educating… Read More

Workshop to offer unique solutions to create, foster sustainable communities

Early-bird registration is now open for Sarasota County’s 13th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop on Nov. 29, a day-long event to showcase solutions to creating and maintaining healthy, resilient, thriving communities. Under the “Unique Perspectives for Community Solutions” theme,… Read More

Electric Vehicles in Sarasota County

Sarasota County has a history of leadership on Electric Vehicles (EVs). Recognizing the myriad potential benefits of EVs, the county has expressed support through resolutions, installation of charging stations and education programs since 2005. The county has invested… Read More

Successful 2017 for the Green Business Partnership

The Sarasota County Green Business Partnership Program had another successful year in 2017. The program continues to grow in numbers and interest, and used a number of educational delivery methods to reach out to businesses under the direction… Read More