EVENT: Sustainable Communities Workshop

The 14th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, “Growing Greener Generations,” will bring the community together for a day-long workshop Nov. 14 to discuss sustainability priorities.

Our expert speakers will provide up-to-date information on several different sustainability topics. Register early at ufsarasotaext.eventbrite.com to save your spot and receive notice of any changes.


Residents, business leaders, institutions, government agencies and organizations will gather to learn from knowledgeable speakers and panel discussions. Topics to be discussed and keynote speakers will be announced soon.


Meet our speakers, visit our exhibitors, learn, network, and enjoy organic and local food. Participate in breakout sessions and network with businesses and community groups to help build a better future for our community. Register now to join us at this annual popular and interactive workshop.

The keynote speakers for this workshop will be Josh Tickell, Chris Castro, and Syd Kitson.

Josh, who will kick off our morning session, is an internationally recognized expert on sustainability and the climate, and author of multiple books on sustainability-related topics, including his latest work, “The Revolution Generation: How Millennials Can Save America and the World (Before It’s Too Late).” Learn more at joshtickell.com.

Chris’ keynote will launch our afternoon activities. He is director of Orlando’s Office of Sustainability & Resilience, developing policies and programs to advance the city’s sustainability, clean energy, and climate action goals. Among his accomplishments, Chris helped develop and found IDEAS For Us, a United Nations-accredited nonprofit working to incubate and fund innovative projects that advance the U.N. sustainable development goals.

Syd will be our final keynote. He is Chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners, a firm that specializes in the creation and development of master-planned communities and commercial properties. Kitson’s development of Babcock Ranch in Southwest Florida sets new standards for sustainable, responsible growth.


Early-bird registration is $35 through Oct. 14. Regular registration is $45 per person from Oct. 15 until Nov. 14. Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon break refreshments catered by a local green business partner serving fresh, local, healthy, delicious food. The student rate is $25.

The 14th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop will be held 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 14 (a Thursday), at the Girl Scouts of Gulf Coast Florida Event Center, 4740 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, Florida 34233.

For more information on this year’s workshop and opportunities for sponsors/exhibitors visit scgov.net/sustainablecommunities.

Questions? Call 941-861-5000 and ask for the Sustainable Communities Workshop or e-mail us at sustainablesarasota@scgov.net.


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Posted: October 21, 2019

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Events, Farm Management, Natural Resources
Tags: Event, Pgm_Sustain, Sustain, Sustainability, Sustainable Communities Workshop

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