The Cooperative Extension System was established by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. In Florida, Extension has helped millions by tapping the latest information from the research of the University of Florida and Florida A&M University and converting it into practical knowledge we use every day. Today’s blog post will highlight UF/IFAS Extension’s Sustainable Living Program in Pinellas County.
Sustainability is not new. Through the generations, supporting healthy communities, economic prosperity and the environment have been central themes for Extension programs. Sustainable Living programs make going “green” easier and information is available through the website, educational programs and at community events. Living Green involves every aspect of your day-to-day life. Making choices that reduce environmental impacts, save money and help our community are easy once you know where to start.
Here are just a few ideas:
1. Urban agriculture can provide healthy, local food that contributes to food security.
2. Reduce waste and save resources by shopping with the environment in mind.
3. The Green Business Partnership is a voluntary assessment that recognizes businesses for their environmental stewardship and sustainable practices.
4. Reduce Your Ecological Footprint to reduce environmental impacts.
Like us on Facebook at UF/IFAS Pinellas County Extension Sustainable Living and contact me if you have questions.
UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County
Phone (727) 453-6514