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
Toilet Leaks Waste Water Fast
Did you know that the average leaky toilet can waste up to 200 gallons per day? That is the equivalent of five whole bathtubs. If you were to leave that leaky toilet alone for six months, that would be enough water ... READ MORE
In our last post in the "Grocery Shopping for Your Health" series, we strolled into the canned foods aisle. We'll stay there for this post, as we focus on beans and other legumes.
Legumes, such as dried beans, peas and lentils, are packed ... READ MORE
Have you ever thought about grocery shopping as what it really should be: shopping for your health? It's an unusual view, for many, but one that's really worth exploring ... and adopting.
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Spending money to maintain things used to be something I thought was optional. It took me a while to learn that spending for maintenance was a great way to make sure I could save money in the future. Sure, I knew that it was important to have ... READ MORE
Savings Strategies: Part 1
Do you cringe when you hear the words “New Year’s resolution or do you embrace it?” Either way, you are not alone. Almost half of all Americans make a resolution at the beginning of every year. Most resolutions, ... READ MORE
Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences
The beginning of a new year is a traditional time for setting new goals for ourselves. Two of the most common types of goals we set for our New Year’s resolutions ... READ MORE
Hillsborough County residents can receive free one-on-one financial education on basic personal finance topics from University of Florida Master Money Mentor volunteers.
Mentors can meet at a time and community location that fits an individual’s ... READ MORE