|SARASOTA COUNTY – Saving energy, water, and other resources are key elements of sustainability. For a limited time, Sarasota County also has a way for attendees to save money to attend its annual sustainability workshop. Discounted, “early-bird” registration remains open until Sept. 26 for the 17th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, a full-day workshop that showcases strategies for healthy, resilient, thriving communities.|
|“The workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to collectively share, explore and build on the knowledge, skills and values needed to advance climate solutions,” said Alia Garrett, sustainability outreach coordinator with Sarasota County UF/IFAS Extension and Sustainability.|
Sarasota County, like much of Florida, continues to see rapid population growth and development, increasing stresses on everything from natural resources to health systems. Against that backdrop, the annual workshop offers insight on approaches to create lasting, more-equitable communities.
This year’s workshop—open for either in-person or online participation—will gather under an “Advancing Climate Solutions” theme, meeting 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 21 at the New College of Florida Harry Sudakoff Conference Center, 5845 General Dougher Place, Sarasota.
This popular workshop will draw together residents of all ages, business owners and employees, non-profit leaders, government officials and others to learn about environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainability. Workshop topics include carbon sequestration, regenerative agriculture, climate change, social equity, local projects, and more. Featured speakers Julie C. Henry, dedicated change-maker and champion for wildlife and wild places, and Sophia Kianni, executive director of Climate Cardinals, will delve more deeply into sustainability issues.
Sept. 26 marks the last day to register at the workshop’s in-person $35 “early-bird” rate, with prices rising to $45 afterward. Virtual attendance costs $10. Student attendees pay just $25 for in-person or $5 online. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/369876489537. In-person registrations include breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack by a Sarasota County Green Business Partner, while all registrations include access to all speakers and panels, networking areas, and more. Learn more: visit www.scgov.net/sustainablecommunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 941-861-9874.
|If you require special accommodations to attend one of our events, please contact us in advance at 941-861-9874 or email@example.com.|
An Equal Opportunity Institution. UF/IFAS Extension, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Andra Johnson, dean for UF/IFAS Extension. Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at www.scgov.net/ADA.