EcoSummit & Green Living Expo: Recharging our Environment and Reducing Our Footprint

Sarasota County Sustainability is teaming with the Science and Environment Council of Southwest Florida to bring you an expanded version of our highly popular Sustainable Communities Workshop. The two-day “EcoSummit” and two-day “Green Living Expo” will include:

  • an array of expert sustainability information,
  • a trade show featuring sustainable products, services, and opportunities to get involved in local environmental issues, and
  • events featured in our previous workshops, with more partners and exhibitors and an expanded scope of discussion topics.

Read on to learn more about these amazing opportunities and related events surrounding them.

What’s Happening?


Eco Summit. Dec 5-6, 2023. Van Wezel Hall. Sarasota, FL.
[CREDIT: Science and Environment Council]
Experts will share insights and innovations for recharging our environment and reducing our impacts— crucial to sustaining our coastal community’s quality of life. Community storytellers will explore our environmental heritage as a touchstone for a resilient future. The EcoSummit is a lively and entertaining two-day solutions-oriented experience with lectures, panel discussions, storytelling, and music. Join us December 5-6, 2023 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota. Learn more.

Green Living Expo

Green Living Expo. December 2-3, 2023. Municipal Auditorium. Sarasota, FL.
[Credit: Science and Environment Council]
Explore environmental solutions to go green at the Green Living Expo on December 2-3 at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. Demo and buy sustainable products and services from select vendors and non-profit organizations. Learn through hands-on experiences, how to get involved with volunteer opportunities, and help solve local environmental issues. It’s a two-day trade-show loaded with ideas and demonstrations about how to reduce our impacts on the environment and improve your quality of life. Learn more.

EverGreen Days

Kayakers paddling on the Bay.
[CREDIT: The Bay]
Enjoy outdoor activities at The Bay, Sarasota’s newest signature park and blue-and- green oasis along Sarasota Bay. Engage in, learn, and enjoy a wide range of free interactive experiences such as family-friendly activities, guided eco-tours, hands-on environmental programming from our partners, and more! These events are open and free to the public, so bring your family and find your adventure. Learn more.

Exhibitor Registration Opportunity for Businesses at the Green Home Show

We’re looking for businesses to be Exhibitors at the Green Living Expo. It’s a green business trade-show for your home and life December 2-3 from 10 am to 5 pm at the City of Sarasota’s Municipal Auditorium. Apply online now to save!

The Exhibitor application is now open for the Green Living Expo. Sell your products and services to Suncoast residents who are ready to take the next step to go green! Maximize your return on investment with ready-to-buy customers, expand your reach, and boost your sales. Showcase your green solutions for energy and water conservation, sustainable building, waste reduction, water protection, local food, and nature conservation.

Green Living Expo floorplan
[CREDIT: UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County]
The deadline to submit applications is August 29. Exhibitors are highly encouraged to apply now because a timely response will allow us to preassign exhibit space. Requests for exhibit space will be accepted on a “first come, first served” basis.

View our floor plan.

For more information and to apply, please see the online Exhibitor Application or visit the Green Living Home Expo and EcoSummit website.

If you have additional questions, please contact Alia Garrett at

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship provides an exceptional opportunity to showcase your organization’s leadership and commitment to the environmental health and prosperity of our community. Over the course of five days at multiple indoor and outdoor events, we expect more than 2,500 attendees from across the region representing nonprofits; federal, state, and local agencies; academia; businesses; and the general public. Sponsors receive visibility and recognition before, during, and after the Summit.

Choose Your Level

Choose from a range of Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities and Supporting Sponsorship levels to support your goals and suit your budget.

Visit our website to learn more and to complete the payment form.

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Posted: July 28, 2023

Category: Conservation
Tags: Conference, Energy, Event, Food, Green Living, Nature, Pgm_Sustain, Sustainability, Trade Show, Waste, Water

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