Sarasota County Sustainability wishes you a happy, sustainable new year. We hope you had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. We've navigated through a lot of unknowns the past two years, with more on the horizon. As we've learned ... READ MORE
On Jan. 19, 2006, Dave’s Auto Repair became the first Sarasota County Green Business Partner. Join us in this blog series over the next several months as we highlight our partners by looking back over the past 15 years of this fantastic partnership!
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Where We Get Our Drinking Water
Not many of us think deeply about the origins of our water, but it's important to be aware of our water resources. After all, the average Sarasota County resident uses about 80 gallons of potable, or drinking, ... READ MORE
As an Environmental Education and Outreach Intern for the Ecology and Natural Resource Program at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, I was afforded the opportunity to engage with our flora and fauna in ways I never had before. After some late ... READ MORE
The sports industry has the ability to impact and influence our communities and many sports organizations are evaluating their environmental impacts. One way the industry is changing is through the promotion of healthy and sustainable communities. ... READ MORE
March 2021 Training
Since 2018, Sarasota County Sustainability has offered an intensive “Energy Coach” volunteer training to teach participants energy and water-saving techniques to aid low-income residents through educational programs ... READ MORE
Happy 245th birthday, America! Our land has provided so much for our nation. From the fertile croplands of the Midwest to the clean water reservoirs underneath the sandy Florida soil, we would not be who we are today without these resources. ... READ MORE
The Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture sent the following information June 21, re the environmental quality incentives program (EQIP):
Assistance Helps Farmers and Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources
Application ... READ MORE
By Kassidy House and Cailyn Raper.
Happy World Oceans Day!
Today, June 8, is the day to celebrate our oceans and appreciate everything that they provide for us. The theme of this year's World Oceans Day is "Life and Livelihoods", to shed light ... READ MORE
Where Is That Water Hiding?
Though we may already be familiar with the more obvious ways we use our water (for drinking, cleaning, showers, and irrigation), there are plenty of other ways we use water indirectly in our daily rituals. For instance...consider ... READ MORE