The Green Living Toolkit

How to Go Solar in the Sunshine State

Thanks to local industry experts, generating your own electricity is easy.

06/28/2022 By Kim Doleatto

The Green Living Toolkit

How to Turn Your Yard Into a Paradise for Florida Wildlife

Two experts explain how your yard (or even just your balcony) can have a positive effect on the environment.

04/14/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Earthy Art

Claire Calvino Uses Banana Paper, An Eco-Friendly Alternative, to Make Whimsical Art

Calvino owns In Love and Daisies where she sells prints on banana paper, a less polluting, wasteful and more sustainable alternative to traditional paper.

04/11/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Sustainability

Registration Open for Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop

This year’s workshop, themed “Roots of Sustainability,” will be held virtually.

10/29/2021

Sustainability

Registration Open for Sarasota County's 16th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop

The online event will be held Nov. 10 and feature speakers Meg Lowman, Rob Greenfield and Tai Simpson.

08/11/2021 By Staff

Environmental Entrepreneurs

Two New Local Businesses Are Giving Waste a Second Life

Sustainability comes first for Sip n Wick and Siesta Key Bikinis.

06/01/2021 By Emma Moneuse

Sustainability

Sarasota County Launches 'Energy Coach' Volunteer Program

The $20 workshop cost includes educational training and materials, a required background check and, upon workshop completion, an Energy Coach T-shirt.

02/16/2021 By Staff

Sustainability

Partners for Green Places Offers Webinar on Low-Cost Solutions for Energy Savings

Participants will learn how investing in sustainability can provide significant savings and drive the community toward a greener future.

07/24/2020 By Staff

Sustainability

Partners for Green Places Awards $161,379 in Matching Funds

The funds will help 10 local environmental and human service agencies to implement water and energy efficiency upgrades at their facilities.

06/12/2020 By Staff

Sustainability

Zero Waste Bar Opens

The store is located inside the Bazaar on Apricot and Lime.

02/10/2020 By Staff

Benevolent Bling

Online Jewelry Retailer Takes Steps to Reduce Harmful Plastic Pollution

Sarasota's Ornata Jewelry partners with TerraCycle recycling program to help eliminate unnecessary waste.

11/18/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Green Places

Local Organizations Launch New Sustainability Initiative

Partners for Green Places is a collaborative movement and grant program designed to inspire organizations and nonprofits to implement sustainable measures.

10/16/2019 By Staff

Sustainability

Registration Is Open for Sarasota County's 2019 Sustainability Workshop

The theme of this year's workshop is "Growing Greener Generations."

08/16/2019 By Staff

Straw poll

What Your Straw Says About You

So you've made the decision to ditch plastic straws. Great. But what type of straw alternative should you opt for?

07/25/2019 By Olivia Letts

Hog U

Special Mattison's Dinner Raises Money for Farmer Scholarships

Next month's Niman Ranch Next Generation Scholarship Dinner highlights the benefits of humanely and sustainably raised livestock.

07/19/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Go fish

The Sixth Annual Lionfish Derby Takes Place This Weekend

Hosted by Mote Marine and the Reef Environmental Education Foundation, the derby is a full weekend of hunting, weigh-ins and dining.

07/10/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Making Waves

Stevie Freeman-Montes Is Determined to Help Sarasota Face Climate Change

“I’m trying to facilitate a process of figuring this out together.”

06/28/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

People to Watch

Meet Three Sustainable Seafood Innovators

Get to know Allie ElHage, Kevan Main and Steve Phelps.

04/03/2019 By Susan Burns

Smells fishy

Report Finds Widespread Seafood Mislabeling

The D.C. nonprofit Oceana used DNA analysis to test 449 fish from 287 restaurants and retail outlets in 24 states and the District of Columbia.

03/12/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Awards

Pearl Homes' Marshall Gobuty Wins 2018 LEED Visionary Award

The honor recognizes innovative projects, architects, developers and homebuilders leading the residential green building market.

02/07/2019 By Staff