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The Sustainable Communities Workshop youth video contest

August 9, 2021

Youth ages 8-18 are invited to enter the Sustainable Communities Workshop Youth Video Contest for their chance to win $100, and more! The winners will be announced during the 16th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, Nov. 10. Task Create ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Conference, Contest, Pgm_4H, Pgm_Sustain, Photography, Prize, School, SCW, SCW2021, Sustainability, Video, Videography, Workshop, Youth
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We are what we don’t eat: combating food waste

June 30, 2021

Making conscious decisions about the food we eat is essential to a healthy lifestyle. But what about the food that never enters our bodies? A significant amount of all food ever grown, processed, prepared, and distributed becomes food waste. What ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Conservation, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources
Tags: Agriculture, Composting, Environment, Food, Food Security, Food Waste, Pgm_4H, Sustainability

Sow some green habits (along with some vegetables) with the Family Green Living Kit

May 14, 2021

By Sophia Moundous and Mindy Hanak Sarasota County’s Family Green Living Kits can help foster sustainability lessons in many ways. The kits are filled with fun, interactive activities and books for all ages. Grab a kit from your local library ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Natural Resources, Recreation, Work & Life
Tags: Community Garden, Curriculum, Demo, Edible, Family, Garden, Gardening, Green, Green Living, Library, One Seed, Pgm_Gardens, Pgm_Sustain, Salad, School Garden, Seed Tape, Sustainability, Video, Youth

Providing science-based programming to schools

April 29, 2021

By Dr. Katherine Clements, Sophia Moundous, Sarah Davis, Lee Hayes Byron, and contributors from all program areas UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County provides many opportunities for educational programming - not only for adults in our community, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Forests, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Invasive Species, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Recreation, Relationships & Family, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: 4H, Club, Curriculum, Development, Enrich, Garden, Lesson, Pgm_4H, Pgm_EcoNR, Pgm_FNP, Pgm_Sustain, School, Science, STEM, Student, Sustainability, Youth

Take sustainability home to your family

November 23, 2020

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 ... READ MORE

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

Workshop to foster a sustainable community by “Transforming to New Ways Forward”

August 31, 2020

Registration is now open for Sarasota County’s 15th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop. The online event is scheduled for Thursday, October 29 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. to showcase strategies for healthy, resilient, thriving communities. About ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Conservation, Events, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Biophilia, Building, Change, Circular, Climate, Communities, Conference, Design, Economy, Equity, Green Building, Health, Innovative, Management, Natural, Network, Online, Panel, Pgm_Sustain, Recycle, Recylcing, Resources, SCW, Social, Speakers, Sustainability, Sustainable, Value, Virtual, Waste, Webinar, Workshop, Youth

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