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
In this second installment of the “In the Neighborhood” series, we’re focusing on a significant sustainability commitment, but one that is sometimes hidden in our neighbors’ garages: electric vehicles (EVs). In my own neighborhood, I’ve ... READ MORE
The weather is warming up and we’re more inclined to head outdoors but don’t forget that it’s time to do some indoor work too! And although we may have done some of this since the pandemic began perhaps you’ve fallen short of what you ... READ MORE
Are you interested in learning how to save energy and water while helping low-income families in Sarasota County? Our goal is to make Sarasota a more equitable and sustainable place, but we need your help!
Become a Sarasota County Energy ... READ MORE
2020 brought us the challenge of finding new ways to come together and bring sustainability to our community. We took some time to reflect on the past year and highlight positive outcomes and successes, despite a year full of challenge and adversity. ... READ MORE
For over 100 years, burning fossil fuels has generated most of the energy required to propel our cars, power our businesses, and keep the lights on in our homes. Almost all (95%) of the world's transportation energy comes from petroleum-based ... READ MORE
What are electric bikes?
Electric bikes (e-bikes) are 100% electric, battery powered bicycles. With the push of a button/lever, they can drive the biker or can assist the biker while pedaling. Most e-bikes can go between 15-28 miles per ... READ MORE
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
Resilience. Its a word I hadn't thought much about until I attended a training on it. A training? For resilience? Really? Yes, really. Often in Extension we use the word resilience in relation to insect pests and diseases, but today we ... READ MORE
January is typically the coldest month in our area, which means for many of us that our thermostats will be switched from the usual “AC” mode to “heat.” With another cold front on the way, it is important to ensure that your home is ... READ MORE