Third Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop in Sarasota

We respectfully invite you to join us at the third annual Sustainable Communities workshop on Friday, Dec. 12 and Saturday, Dec. 13. We scheduled the two day workshop to include a Saturday this year to allow more attendance from homeowners and residents that often can't attend our weekday workshops. The agenda will be relevant for residents, neighborhood representatives, and members of the business community, providing updates on the latest policies and technology innovations and hands on strategies for saving energy and water in your homes and businesses.  Please share this notice with members of your neighborhood and other contacts.  Thank you!

Dec. 12-13, 2008

The POWER to learn, the POWER to lead, the POWER to change.

Searcy S. Koen Regional Campus for Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida

4780 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota

Dec. 12-13, 2008

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Information and Registration at:

or call 941-861-5000

This two-day interactive workshop convenes leaders from industry, government and university programs to share their expertise and strategies for:

·       Community solutions for climate change

·       Energy and water conservation techniques in homes and businesses

·       The relationship of transportation and land use choices to energy and health

·       Renewable energy strategies

·       Neighborhood energy and water saving strategies and funding opportunities

The workshop setting is the Searcy S. Koen Regional Campus for Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida in Sarasota, a LEED Certified green building built to preserve a natural wetland.


Professional and commercial strategies to reduce energy and water use, develop sustainable business models, build according to green principles and incorporate societal considerations in response to a changing climate. Speakers will discuss innovative water strategies, greening your business, land use, health, and green building, and renewable energy strategies. 


Hear how you as an individual, homeowner or neighborhood representative can implement energy and water conservation strategies to save money and improve your quality of life.Speakers will cover alternative transportation, living locally, greening an existing home and the Water/ Energy Connection in homes and neighborhoods. 

Green holiday gift ideas. Come see exhibitors offering products and services to help consumers save money, save energy, and protect the planet.


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