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17th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop

Workshop to foster a sustainable community by “Advancing Climate Solutions”

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August 24, 2022

Registration is now open for Sarasota County's 17th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop on Nov. 01. This day-long, first hybrid (in-person and online) event showcases strategies for healthy, resilient, thriving communities. About the workshop Under ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Adaptation, Agriculture, Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change, Conference, Energy Efficiency, Equity, Event, Gardening, Hybrid, Mitigation, Networking, Pgm_Sustain, Renewable Energy, Resiliency, Speakers, Sustainable Communities Workshop, Youth

Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day – Energy Efficiency

April 21, 2020

Co-authors: Holly Abeels, Alicia Betancourt, and Dr. Ashley Smyth April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “climate action”. Climate change is the biggest challenge the world faces ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Climate Action, Climate Change, Earth Day, Earth Day 2020, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Environment, Sustainability
Fire in wooded area

Can A Landscape Be Fire-Wise, While Still Achieving Other Goals?

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May 7, 2018

As we reach the peak of the springtime dry season in Florida, it is a time to be extra-aware of wildfire risks. Pasco County Fire Rescue's social media page recently reminded residents of the importance of being fire-wise around our homes and ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Forests, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Drought, Energy Efficiency, Fire-wise, FireWise, Landscape, Landscaping, Water Conservation, Water Wise, Wildfire

Making a “Green” Workspace

September 28, 2015

Whether you work from home or in an office, these tips can help you create a “green” workspace for better health, mood and productivity—and a cleaner environment. (more…) READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, Environscaping, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Green Offices, High-light Plants, House Plants, Indoor Health, Indoor Plants, Low-light Plants, Medium-light Plants, Sustainable Hot Topic

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