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Category: Conservation

Local nonprofits receive $161k in grant funds for facility upgrades

In April, 10 Sarasota County nonprofits were awarded $161,379 in grant funding through the Partners for Green Places program. The funds will be used for energy and water efficiency upgrades at their facilities. Partners for Green Places Partners… Read More

Do-It-Yourself Audit Kits are available through curbside pickup at Sarasota County Libraries

Are you interested in reducing your energy and water bills at home? Check out our Do-It-Yourself Audit Kits today to learn how you can improve your home’s efficiency and save money. DIY Energy and Water Audit Kits Sarasota… Read More

Sustainable farms, ranches and businesses part of local efforts at Savor Sarasota

blueberries on the plant

By Randall Penn, waste reduction agent, and Sarah Bostick, sustainable agriculture agent UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Savor Sarasota is coming back to town June 1st through 14th.  During this event, local restaurants will feature lunch and dinner menus… Read More

Learn to go green with UF/IFAS Extension

exterior shot of UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, with red-orange sky in background as sun sets

Is your business considering going green?  If so, join UF/IFAS Waste Reduction Program to learn steps to implement environmentally sustainable programs into your business.  This course is designed to introduce businesses with best management practices (BMPs) for implementing… Read More

Green business program continues to grow… virtually

Green Business Partnership logo, with UF/IFAS Extension and Sarasota County Government logos

The new world of stay-at-home directives, online ordering and Zoom meetings has not stopped businesses in Sarasota from finding the time to go green. Enter Roof Maxx Technologies. Developed by Battelle Labs, Roof Maxx is the first roof-rejuvenating… Read More

Be-at-Home with Nature: What’s in your backyard challenge?

Nature is Everywhere   Yesterday was an unusually cool day here in Sarasota. Low in humidity, high in cloud cover, with thunder in the distance, I decided to take a break on my backyard deck. As I took… Read More