Nonprofits

Mote Marine Board Picks New Leaders

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium’s Board of Trustees recently elected Robert Essner as chairman, James Ericson as vice-chairman and Nigel Mould as secretary.

08/16/2017 By staff

Tourism

Ethical Ecotourism Nonprofit Recognizes Local Operators

The Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism recently recognized several ecotour operators in Sarasota and Manatee counties for their outstanding business practices.

08/16/2017 By staff

Environment

Manatee County Recognized for Cutting Energy Use

Manatee County has reduced its kilowatt hours nearly 7 percent over the past five years.

08/11/2017 By staff

Energy

College Installs New Solar Array

The local contractor Brilliant Harvest recently completed installation of a solar photovoltaic array on the New College of Florida campus.

08/11/2017 By staff

Energy

Solar Contractor Elected to Board of State Industry Group

Bill Johnson, the president of the Sarasota solar contracting company Brilliant Harvest, was recently elected to the Florida Solar Energy Industries Association board of directors.

07/28/2017 By staff

Environment

Class Covers Environmentally Friendly Lawn, Landscape Maintenance

The University of Florida and Sarasota County are providing a training in green practices in lawn and landscape management and pest control.

07/25/2017 By staff

Environment

Sarasota County Launching 12-Month Composting Study

The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Sarasota County's Solid Waste Division are looking for single-family home residents with an interest in composting.

07/10/2017 By staff

Environment

Neighborhood to Begin Using Solar Power to Heat Pool

Bradenton’s Mirabella, a 55-and-older neighborhood, is planning to install a solar power system to its community center, spa and swimming pool.

07/10/2017 By staff

Environment

Bradenton Neighborhood Earns LEED Platinum Certification

The United States Green Building Council recently awarded current home owners in Bradenton's Mirabella with a platinum LEED certification, the highest LEED rating.

06/29/2017 By staff

Environment

City Commission Approves Transition to Renewable Energy Sources

The Sarasota City Commission on Monday unanimously approved a plan to transition to 100 percent renewable energy for municipal operations by 2030.

06/20/2017 By staff

Environment

City Commission Offers Support for Renewable Energy Pledge

The Sarasota City Commission this week unanimously authorized a proposal to join the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign to transition to 100 percent renewable energy sources.

06/09/2017 By staff

Environment

Free Green Building Design Class Takes Place June 14

University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences extension office in Sarasota County and the county's sustainability department are offering a free class in local green building design.

06/09/2017 By staff

Environment

Plan to Sell Public Land Near Celery Fields to Be Discussed Monday

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is hosting a discussion of the Sarasota County Planning Commission's recent decision to recommend denial of plans to sell public land adjacent to the Celery Fields.

06/08/2017 By staff

Environment

Mote Marine Launches New Red Tide Reporting App

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium recently released a new free app that encourages users to report instances of red tide.

06/06/2017 By staff

Environment

Hurricane Season Begins

The annual Atlantic hurricane season began Thursday, with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters predicting a 45 percent chance of above-average hurricane activity.

06/02/2017 By staff

Planning

Sarasota County Starting New Round of Neighborhood Grants

Sarasota County is requesting proposals from neighborhoods to fund projects that improve their communities.

05/23/2017 By staff

Planning

Sea Level Rise Discussion Set for Monday

The next Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations meeting will include a discussion of sea level rise, its anticipated effects on our community and local efforts to address how we can adapt.

05/01/2017 By staff

Planning

Miami Climate Change Expert Speaks in Sarasota

James Murley, the chief resilience officer for Miami-Dade County, will speak on “Enhancing Local Sustainability Through Resilience Planning.”

04/25/2017 By staff

Environment

College Hosts Climate Change Workshop

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota is hosting an interactive workshop on climate change and sustainability on Friday, April 21.

04/20/2017 By staff

Real Estate

Florida Realtors Seeks Entries for Environmental Award

Residential and commercial developments will be considered.

04/17/2017 By staff