Take sustainability home to your family

Take Sustainability home to your family by checking out a Family Green Living Kit for free from any Sarasota County Public Library.

Family Green Living Kits

Sarasota County offers Family Green Living Kits, formerly known as the Family Sustainability Kits, for checkout through any public library. The new and improved kits are designed as a fun, interactive activity to help you and your child discover what you can do to live “green.” The kits are designed for use by all ages.

Family Green Living Kit (image source: Sarasota County Public Libraries)

Sustainability is a global issue, but there are ways you can make an impact and do your part at home every day. The Family Green Living Kit will help you learn about sustainability and how you can make a positive impact for our world through fun activities, games, and books. You can use this kit at home, in the classroom, backyard, or anywhere you go. Become an environmental steward and see how easy it is to help the planet through your everyday actions.

The Family Green Living Kit includes:

  • Sustainable Development Goals Trivia Game
  • Waste Invaders/Think Earth graphic novel and activity booklet
  • Plogging activity
  • Explore the World Without Leaving Your Home activity
  • Easy Go Green Flashcards
  • Before We Eat: From Farm to Table by Pat Brisson
  • World Without Fish by Mark Kurlansky
  • The Red Bicycle by Jude Isabella
  • The Earth Book by Todd Parr
  • My Zero Waste Kitchen by Kate Turner

How to checkout a Family Green Living Kit

You can checkout a Family Green Living Kit from any Sarasota County Public Library. The libraries are practicing safe materials handling with all returned items.

Check out our other backpack kits!

In addition to the Family Green Living Kit, Sarasota County UF/IFAS Extension and Sustainability also offers the Explore Your World Backpack and the Do-It-Yourself Energy and Water Audit Kit for checkout at any Sarasota County Public Library.

Additional Resources

Want to learn more about the Family Green Living Kit? Join our free, online webinar on Tuesday, December 08 at 4 p.m. for an introduction to sustainability and a live tour through the contents within the kit. Find all our upcoming webinars listed on our Eventbrite page.

For more information on how you can live “green,” visit the UF/IFAS Extension Living Green webpage.

You can stay connected with us by subscribing to our quarterly sustainability e-newsletter or following us on Facebook and Twitter. For additional information about the Family Green Living Kit or Sarasota County Sustainability, email SustainableSarasota@scgov.net.


Posted: November 23, 2020

Category: 4-H & Youth, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, Relationships & Family, Water
Tags: Activity, Activitykit, Backpack, Books, Children, Comic, Family, Game, Green, Home, Kids, Kit, Library, Living, Nature, Pgm_Sustain, School, Sustainability, Trivia

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