Category: Natural Resources

UF Students Join NCAA Final Four Sustainability Squad

sustainability squad members at the ncaa women's basketball final four

By H. Hopper and C. Lanzone UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County interns TAMPA – As events go, they don’t get much bigger than an NCAA Final Four. So, when Randy Penn, waste reduction agent at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County,… Read More

Updated FAQ: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Workers install rooftop solar panels

Frequently Asked Questions about PACE By Lee Hayes Byron, Sara Kane and Sophia Mondous UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County The Sarasota County Commission adopted an ordinance setting the framework for a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program Oct. 11,… Read More

Volunteers needed for horseshoe crab project

Often, when I meet people, they ask me. “What do you do?” When I tell them I’m a marine biologist, I get replies like, “Cool, I always wanted to be a marine biologist” or “I wish I could… Read More

Love is in the air… and all over the car windshield

The few things we can count on in Florida in the spring – heat, humidity, sunshine, and lovebugs. Yes, those small, black bugs that are everywhere, but especially splattered across the front of our cars. You are lucky if your… Read More

Green Business partners recognized for environmental efforts

panoramic view of sarasota downtown waterfront

The Sarasota County Green Business Partnership teamed up with the Tampa-based Sustany Foundation to assist in recognizing area businesses that are making positive environmental changes in our region. Nearly 100 companies from the Gulf Coast region submitted an application… Read More