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

Making Waves

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

ā€œIā€™m trying to facilitate a process of figuring this out together.ā€

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

Environment

City Staff to Offer Update on 100 Percent Renewable Energy Pledge

Sarasota's sustainability department will offer an update on the city's "Ready for 100" plan on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

01/16/2019 By Staff

JOY RIDE

Testing Out Gotcha, Sarasota's New Ride-Share System

The i-Ride has gotten a makeover.

01/10/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Environment

County Recognized for Sustainable Supply Chain Practices

Sarasota County government's materials management team recently earned the Green Supply Chain Award for the second consecutive year.

01/04/2019 By Staff

SOIL SISTER

Five Questions With Detroit Dirt's Pashon Murray

The cofounder of Detroit Dirt has appeared in Ford commercials and spoken at the White House. Now, she's coming to Sarasota.

11/20/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Environment

Free Workshop Covers Inexpensive Energy-Saving Upgrades

Sarasota County's University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences office is offering the workshop from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27.

09/21/2018 By Staff

Energy

'National Drive Electric Week' Starts Sept. 8

Sarasota County's sustainability office is celebrating National Drive Electric Week with events on Saturday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept. 15.

08/31/2018 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

Sustainability Discussion Comes to Fogartyville Tuesday

Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence will launch the first leg of its 2016 Sustainability Road Show at the Fogartyville Media and Arts Center on Tuesday, July 12.

07/11/2016 Research by staff

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

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