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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

Green building: Building healthy, happy, resilient communities


March 29, 2021

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

Category: Conservation, Home Management, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Architecture, Biophilic, Build, Building, Built, Climate, County, Design, Efficiency, Energy, Environment, Globes, Green, Happiness, Health, LEED, Nature, Pgm_Sustain, Resiliency, Solar, Sustainability, Sustainable

Sarasota County Sustainability: 2020 Year in Review


January 29, 2021

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

Category: Home Management, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: 2020, 2021, Accomplishments, Award, Efficiency, Energy, Event, Goals, Grant, Newyear, Pgm_Sustain, Review, SCW, Success, Sustainability, Upgrade, Virtual, Water
Pipes being repaired with wrenches

Early leak detection saves water and money


October 7, 2020

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

Category: Home Landscapes, Home Management, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Conservation, Dye, Irrigation, Leak Detection, Leaks, Pgm_Water, Toilet, Water, Water Conservation In Sarasota County, Water Meter

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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