UF/IFAS now offers Green Business online education course for all Florida businesses

The UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Waste Reduction program has added a new course to UF/IFAS Extension Online Learning: Green Business Partnership Best Management Practices (BMPs)

The “Green Business Partnership Best Management Practices (BMPs)” course is open for all businesses in Florida. Using the model of the Sarasota County Green Business Partnership Program, created in 2006, the course assists businesses with implementing green practices. A Sarasota County business that completes the application process will become a recognized Green Business Partner. To date, more than 250 businesses have earned certification in Sarasota County.

The Green Business Partnership course focuses on four main topics:

  • Business Operations;
  • Waste Reduction & Recycling;
  • Energy Consumption;
  • and Water Conservation.


Course instructor: Randall Penn, waste reduction agent, who is responsible for designing, coordinating, evaluating and reporting on a research-based education program that focuses on solid waste. Visit UF/IFAS Extension Online Learning to enroll in either or both of these self-paced courses.

Other Waste Reduction courses: Recycle Right! and Composting Basics.


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Posted: August 28, 2020

Category: Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Environmental Sustainability, Green Business, Pgm_Waste

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