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2022 Energy Sweep kickoff: bringing efficiency and equity to Sarasota Housing Authority


March 15, 2022

This March, Sarasota County Sustainability staff and Energy Coach Volunteers partnered with the Sarasota Housing Authority (SHA) to install energy and water efficiency devices in low-income housing authority units. During the sweeps, Energy ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Money Matters, Natural Resources
Tags: Conservation, Energy, Equity, Low Income, Pgm_Sustain, Saving, Water

Provide for Wildlife-The Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly


February 24, 2022

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Our urban yards are the first line of defense to protect local wildlife. If you want to have bees, butterflies, birds, and more visit your garden, you must support ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Broward County, Butterflies, Cloudless Sulphur, Conservation, Extension, Featured, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Life Cycles, Native Plants, Special Topics, Twitter @UF_IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, Urban Environments, Urban Gardening, Urban Horticulture
Sunset and clouds in the Florida Keys.

Learning about Foster Care Youth and the Risk of Homelessness


February 21, 2022

Moving through different stages of life is hard. Young people aging out of the foster care system often face additional obstacles and lack community support systems. During this transitional period, they are at a high risk of experiencing homelessness. ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Family Youth And Community Sciences Department, Foster Care, Francesca Michelini, Homelessness, Kate Fogarty, Randall Cantrell
Two women weigh a plastic bag of food on a table scale.

Serving the world, one meal at a time


January 15, 2022

The third Monday in January each year marks a holiday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service. One of the four core values of the University of Florida College of Agricultural and ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Teaching, Work & Life
Tags: Featured, Meals, Rise Against Hunger, Service, Special Topics

Volunteering—Answering Life’s Most Persistent and Urgent Question


January 10, 2022

On January 17, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As a federal holiday, many of us will enjoy this Monday off from work. It makes for a nice long weekend, a short breather as we return from the holidays and prepare ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Andra Johnson, Day Of Service, Martin Luther King Jr., Volunteering

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