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Category: Money Matters

The ins and outs of electric vehicles

Happy National Drive Electric Week! National Drive Electric week is a celebration to raise awareness of the wonderful benefits of electric vehicles. They can help you save money, reduce your impact on the environment and dependence on foreign… Read More

Workshop to foster a sustainable community by “Transforming to New Ways Forward”

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 the workshop… Read More

Watch now: DIY Energy and Water Audit Kit demo video

Interested in learning how you can save energy, water, and money at home? Our Do-It-Yourself Audit Kit can help. Do-It-Yourself Energy and Water Audit Kit The Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Energy and Water Audit Kit is available for checkout through… Read More

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

Become an Energy Coach volunteer this fall

Are you interested in learning energy and water saving techniques and helping low-income residents in Sarasota County? If you have interest in sustainability and helping our community and planet be a better place to live, we invite you… Read More

Celebrating Earth Day’s 50th anniversary (with physical distancing)

April is known as Earth Month, and April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. This worldwide event is celebrated every year, and is recognized as the planet’s largest civic event. Earth Day is also credited with… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

FAQ: Solar photovoltaic technology

Frequently Asked Questions about Solar PV By SOPHIA MOUNDOUS Sustainability Assistant, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County This Solar PV FAQ was written for those interested in understanding the basics of solar PV technology, investing in a solar system, and more… Read More