Environment

'Green Your Business' Classes Continue Through September

Sarasota County is helping business leaders learn how to save money and resources at work by adopting sustainability practices.

06/14/2016 Research by staff

Tourism

County Marks Completion of Siesta Renourishment

Sarasota County celebrated the completion of a $21.5 million South Siesta Key Beach renourishment project on Monday.

06/13/2016 Research by staff

One Night Only

Rare Selby Gardens Cactus to Bloom Tonight

Selby's selenicereus cactus is about to put on its annual one-night-only show--see it in all its glory at a fun event tonight.

06/10/2016 By Megan McDonald

Garden of Eden

Revisiting Sarasota Jungle Gardens

As a schoolchild, I marveled at Jungle Gardens. But how would my grown-up conscience feel about animals in cages?

06/01/2016 By Isaac Eger

Environment

Workshop Offers Tips on Sustainability for Businesses

The discussion will include a number of strategies for saving money and resources at work through energy, water and waste reduction plans.

06/01/2016 Research by staff

Environment

Seasonal Fertilizer Regulations Return

Sarasota County's regulations barring the use of fertilizer containing nitrogen or phosphorus return Wednesday, June 1.

05/31/2016 Research by staff

Life's a Beach

Siesta Key Beach Named No. 2 in the Country

Dr. Beach names Siesta Key Beach No. 2 on his 2016 list of America's best beaches.

05/26/2016 By Megan McDonald

Energy

Solar Company Founder Earns Rare Certification

Bill Johnson of Brilliant Harvest recently earned his certification as a solar photovoltaic installer from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners.

05/24/2016 Research by staff

Environment

Obama Signs Reauthorization of National Estuary Program

The law allows the EPA to continue working to improve specially designated waters and habitats, including Sarasota Bay.

05/24/2016 Research by staff

Transportation

Airport Adds Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport recently installed four electric vehicle charging stations.

05/23/2016 Research by staff

Environment

Workshop Offers Sustainability Tips, Resources

Attendees will receive a free do-it-yourself energy-saving kit worth up to $30.

05/16/2016 Research by staff

Star Power

Mark Ruffalo Speaks at Ringling College Graduation; Screens New Film at Burns Court Cinemas

Actor Mark Ruffalo is in town to speak at Ringling College of Art and Design's graduation festivities today; his new film, Dear President Obama, The Clean Energy Revolution is Now, will screen for the public at Burns Court Cinemas tonight.

05/12/2016 By Megan McDonald

Energy

Landfill Gas to Energy Facility Wins Recognition

Sarasota County's Landfill Gas to Energy Facility was recently named 'Project of the Year' by the Suncoast branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

05/10/2016 Research by staff

Turtle Power

Longboat Key and Casey Key Welcome First Sea Turtle Nests of 2016

2016 looks to be a good year for sea turtle nesting.

05/04/2016 By Felicity Warner

Defending the Planet

The 2016 Green Arrow Awards

Saluting the eight exceptional winners of our Green Arrow Awards

05/04/2016 By Sylvia Whitman Photography by Fred Lopez

Game Changer

A New College Grad Wins an Epic Environmental Battle

Rob Bilott has spent 18 years fighting DuPont.

05/03/2016 By Susan Burns

Family Fun Guide

Things to Do With Kids: Let Off Steam

Exactly where to cool off in that hot summer heat.

05/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Siesta Key Lookout Station

A new pavilion on Siesta Key offers great views of the Gulf.

05/02/2016 Illustrations by John Pirman

Family Fun Guide

Things to Do with Kids: Nature & Outdoors

From boat tours to a children's garden to the drum circle, nature is front and center in Sarasota.

05/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Real estate

Freddie Mac Newsletter Examines Impact of Rising Sea Levels

'Between $66 billion and $160 billion worth of real estate is expected to be below sea level by 2050,' the report states.

04/29/2016 Research by staff