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

Tourism

'Dr. Beach' Picks Siesta as Country's No. 1 Beach

Stephen Leatherman, popularly known as "Dr. Beach," announced Thursday that he ranks Siesta Beach as the country's No. 1 beach.

05/25/2017 By Staff

Openings

Recycling Company Plans New Sarasota Facility

Single Stream Recyclers—based in Cocoa, Florida—is planning to build a new facility in north Sarasota and hire up to 80 new employees by the end of 2018.

05/18/2017 By Staff

Energy

Solar Power Basics Explained Wednesday

University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences extension office in Sarasota County is leading a class on the basics of solar energy for Florida homeowners.

05/12/2017 By Staff

New hires

Mote Marine Picks New Foundation Relations Officer

Laura Shoemaker will work to advance Mote’s current and future philanthropic goals.

05/09/2017 By Staff

New hires

Fern Researcher Joins Selby Gardens

Sally Chambers was most recently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florida.

05/09/2017 By Staff

Environment

New Council Created to Connect Local Climate Change Experts

The Science and Environment Council of Southwest Florida recently launched a new organization, the Climate Council of Sarasota-Manatee, to create a network of experts and practitioners working on climate change.

05/08/2017 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

Environment

Sea Turtle Patrols Begin Again This Week

A group of scientists, interns and volunteers will soon begin monitoring 35 miles of beaches from Longboat Key to Venice.

04/11/2017 By Staff

Readiness

Hurricane Preparedness Event Helps with Business Recovery Plans

Manatee Technical College is hosting a free hurricane preparedness event on Thursday, April 27.

03/30/2017 By Staff

Science

Plant Scientists Gather in Sarasota Next Week

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is hosting two rare plant conservation conferences next week.

03/30/2017 By Staff

Science

Climate Change's Florida Consequences

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is hosting the Suncoast Climate Change Symposium with geologist and sea-level rise expert Harold Wanless on Tuesday, April 18.

03/29/2017 By Staff

Environment

"Earth Celebration" Scheduled for April 15

The Florida House Institute is holding its Earth Celebration, a family festival with local and national eco-friendly businesses, live music, food and STEM education activities, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 15

03/27/2017 By Staff