|Media contact: Alia Garrett, sustainability outreach coordinator, 941-861-9874 or email@example.com.
SARASOTA COUNTY – Join sustainability experts, policy makers, business leaders, community members and more at a hybrid (in-person and online) workshop to help build healthy, resilient, equitable communities. The 17th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop on Nov. 01 is a full-day event that will provide valuable insight on environmental, economic, and social aspects of sustainability. Attendees will learn the latest strategies, resources, and best practices essential to advance climate solutions.
Registrants are welcome to attend in-person at the New College Harry Sudakoff Conference Center or participate virtually, providing greater accessibility and convenience to attendees.
|“Hurricane Ian reminded us how important our communities are in rallying after a disaster, and how critical it is that we prepare now for any future events,” said Alia Garrett, sustainability outreach coordinator with Sarasota County UF/IFAS Extension and Sustainability. “We invite everyone to this workshop to connect and share in sustainability opportunities moving forward.”
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/369876489537 for the 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. event, and learn the latest on myriad sustainability issues, including:Climate changeCarbon sequestrationEnergy efficiencyRegenerative agricultureAccessibilityRenewable energy• Food waste
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.
In-person registration is $45; students pay just $25. All in-person registrations include continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack by a Sarasota County Green Business Partner. Virtual registration is $10 ($5 for students). There also is an option to donate a ticket for those needing financial help to attend.
Top-level sponsors for this year’s workshop include the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Brilliant Harvest, Southface Sarasota, and WSLR/Fogartyville, with 13 organizations in total helping to make this event possible.
For more information on the workshop, speakers, and topics, and an outline of the day’s activities, visit tiny.cc/ufsaraext_scwresources or call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000.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.