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 2015 Sustainable Communities Workshop


​The 10th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop will take place on Dec. 3, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

It will bring the community together to reflect on 10 years of sustainability actions and discussions. 

It will include release of a Sustainability Assessment Report and engagement sessions with participants for identification of future priorities. 

Register Now Don't miss this important milestone in our local effort to build a sustainable community.  

Do you know of a Sustainability Leader in our community? Nominate them to be recognized at the workshop.
Our expert speakers will provide up-to-date information on community strategies and resources as well as best practice from other communities. 
Residents, business leaders, institutions, government agencies and organizations will gather to learn from knowledgeable speakers and panel discussions. Topics to be discussed include:
  • Natural environment
  • Energy
  • Sustainability in the built environment
  • Improved health
  • Access to local, healthy food
  • Water
  • Sustainable Economic Development

This year, workshop attendees will be active participants in group discussions to identify priority strategies for sustainability improvements in the next 10 years.  Growing a healthy, prosperous, and resilient community requires participation from everyone to identify and implement innovative and appropriate solutions that support community needs.

Attendees will participate in facilitated discussions on the four workshop topics. Thoughts and ideas for future strategies will be documented and used in the development of a Sustainability Plan, an update to the 2006 Roadmap to Sustainability. 

Here’s what some of the attendees had to say about the 2014 workshop:
“Excellent as usual."
"A great learning experience.”
“Really great workshop. Loved the Keynote  speaker.”
“Thanks for a great workshop! Met a lot of great people!”

 Want information on the 2015 workshop?


Call 941-861-5000 and ask for the Sustainable Communities Workshop or email us at

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2015 Sustainable Communities Workshop


Join the conversations before the workshop to contribute your input on each topic area. Results of those discussions will be provided here.
Natural systems, April 8, 2015
The State of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, May 4, 2015
The State of Green in the Built Environment, June 17, 2015
Coming Soon
Water Quality and Conservation
Food and Agriculture
Sustainable Economic Development
Health and Social Sustainability

 Past Sustainable Communities Workshops

2014 Sustainable Communities Workshop ~ "Growing a Healthy, Prosperous and Resilient Community"
2013 Sustainable Communities Workshop ~ "Investing in our Future"
2012 Sustainable Communities Workshop ~ "Innovation for the Future"

 Thank You to Our Workshop Organizing Partners


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