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 irrigation ... 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 getting ... READ MORE
Why should we build green? Well, green buildings not only have a lower impact on the environment and your wallet, but they also keep occupants healthier and happier. Sarasota County sees building green as one of the many important pieces toward ... READ MORE
A Porcelain Problem
Ah, the toilet. Considered by many to be essential to our daily lives, toilets are a common feature in Sarasota County homes. We use them daily for our private business, sometimes upwards of 10 times a day. In older toilets, ... READ MORE
2020 brought us the challenge of finding new ways to come together and bring sustainability to our community. We took some time to reflect on the past year and highlight positive outcomes and successes, despite a year full of challenge and adversity. ... READ MORE
A startling statistic from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that leaks account for 12% of indoor water use. In the United States, an average household wastes 10,000 gallons of water on leaks annually. You could run your washing ... READ MORE
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.
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