The 12th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop – "Building a Better Future, Together" – will bring the community together to discuss sustainability priorities. Our expert speakers will provide up-to-date information on community strategies and resources, as well as best practice from other communities. View the latest agenda.
Residents, business leaders, institutions, government agencies, and organizations will gather to learn from knowledgeable speakers and panel discussions. Discussion topics will include:
- Sustainable Living.
- Climate Change.
- Social Equity.
- Green Building.
This year's workshop will feature interactive, breakout demonstration sessions, with hands-on activities and discussions for different sustainability topics. Breakout topics will include:
- Sustainable Purchasing Choices.
- Nature Tour.
Register now to join us at this annual popular and interactive workshop. Registration rates:
- $35: Early-bird (through Oct. 30)
- $45: Standard (Oct. 31 - Nov. 30)
- $20: Student
Your registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon break refreshments, catered by a local green business partner serving fresh, local, healthy, delicious food.
Nathaniel Smith, founder and chief equity officer of the Partnership for Southern Equity, will deliver one of two keynote addresses. Smith’s firm pushes for balanced growth and inclusive prosperity in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Randall Wells also will deliver a keynote. As director of the Chicago Zoological Society’s Sarasota Dolphin Research Program, Wells has studied the effects of boating, fishing, and other human activities on the dolphin population.
Sponsors and Exhibitors
Interested in helping sponsor the 12th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop? Or, perhaps you want to show how your business helps make Sarasota County a more sustainable community? Learn more about opportunities by visiting our Eventbrite sponsor and exhibitor page. Register and pay by credit card at that page, or, if paying by check, complete and submit the appropriate form below:
For information about the 2017 Sustainable Communities Workshop, call 941-861-5000 and ask for the Sustainable Communities Workshop or email us at SustainableSarasota@scgov.net.