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FAQ: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

NOTE: Please visit our updated FAQ post for the latest PACE information. This post might contain outdated or incomplete inforamtion. Please update your bookmarks accordingly. The Sarasota County Commission adopted an ordinance setting the framework for a Property Assessed… Read More

What Is Composting?

Composting involves taking advantage of the natural decomposition of organic matter by microorganisms. Compost is the partially broken down material that results from this process (fully-broken down material is called humus).1 Compost is a green and sustainable way… Read More

Eat Local: Pecans

Buying local produce and nuts makes you more open to eating fresh fruits and vegetables, highlights the significance of agriculture and boosts your local economy. Since Florida pecans are available from October to January, now is the perfect time to purchase… Read More

Enviroshopping

enviroshopping

Did you know that Floridians throw away about eight pounds of garbage per person every day? That’s double the national average. Unfortunately, our trash wastes energy and materials. Waste also releases pollutants into the environment. While trash can… Read More

Sustainable Elementary School Tips

Credit: Dave & Les Jacobs

As children return to school, parents may scramble to buy last-minute supplies, coordinate rides for their children, and manage grocery lists. While all of these tasks are important, parents should also consider ways their children can make this… Read More