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UF Students Join NCAA Final Four Sustainability Squad

By H. Hopper and C. Lanzone UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County interns TAMPA – As events go, they don’t get much bigger than an NCAA Final Four. So, when Randy Penn, waste reduction agent at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County,… Read More

Green Business partners recognized for environmental efforts

The Sarasota County Green Business Partnership teamed up with the Tampa-based Sustany Foundation to assist in recognizing area businesses that are making positive environmental changes in our region. Nearly 100 companies from the Gulf Coast region submitted an application… Read More

Reusable Water Bottles

You’ve probably seen more people carrying around reusable water bottles during the last few years. These bottles are made of glass, metal, or sturdy plastic, making them more durable—and thus reusable—than your typical disposable water bottle. However, reusable… Read More

Reduce Waste at Home

From banana peels to cardboard boxes to cans of soda, these items are hauled to their final resting places at the landfills—to be incinerated or to decompose over months or years. In 2014, Florida’s municipal solid waste (MSW)… Read More