Sarasota County Sustainability staff and Sarasota Housing Authority (SHA) kicked off the summer by completing energy- and water-efficiency improvements for the last three floors at SHA’s Annex building in downtown Sarasota. Our team ... READ MORE
Anyone living in Florida who uses an automatic irrigation system is required by law to have a fully operational rain shut-off device. These devices are crucial in preventing overwatering, which can lead to a number of issues ... READ MORE
Getting ready to leave Florida and head back north? Well, before you lock the door to head out, it's a good idea to pay attention to some important details.
First, know that you are leaving your home behind just as we begin the hurricane ... READ MORE
Attend an upcoming "Looking For Leaks" webinar for a free toilet "Fix It" kit!
Toilet Leaks Waste Water Fast
Did you know that the average leaky toilet can waste up to 200 gallons per day? That is the equivalent of five whole bathtubs. If ... READ MORE
by Alia Garrett, Siri Khalsa, Jackie Lebouitz, and Maria Rometo
Now more than ever, every penny counts. Read our tips below to see some easy ways to save money and resources at home.
Turn off your lights, fans, and electronics ... READ MORE
If you can't pay your utility bills, there are several financial assistance programs, if you qualify, that can help. The resources below summarize available utility assistance programs. Additionally, you can check out our energy and water saving ... READ MORE
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
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
Reduce Your Outdoor Water Use
April is Water Conservation Month. Now is a perfect time to examine our water-spending behaviors and see where we can save big on our water bill.
Most of our water use is outdoors, spent on the automatic ... READ MORE
Chirping birds, vibrant wildflowers, and a clear, blue sky are all reminders that spring has sprung here in Sarasota County. In addition to spending some much needed time outdoors in the beautiful weather, many of us are ... READ MORE