The 14th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop – "Growing Greener Generations" – will bring together the community to discuss a variety of up-to-date sustainability topics presented by our expert speakers.

Our 2018 Sustainable Communities Workshop saw great success with a record attendance of over 190 people. It was an important day of learning, networking, and community improvement.

We received a lot of positive feedback about the event, and our keynote speakers. Retired NASA astronaut Nicole Stott gave an inspiring speech, reminding us that we are all crew on this “Spaceship Earth.” Dr. Joanna Huxster brought a more down-to-earth approach, offering practical tips on how to communicate about climate change. More than 30 other speakers shared with us the great work they are doing to make our community more sustainable.


2015 Sustainable Communities Workshop actionResidents, business leaders, institutions, government agencies and organizations will gather to learn from knowledgeable speakers and panel discussions. We will announce discussion topics and keynote speakers soon.


Meet our speakers, visit our exhibitors, learn, network, and enjoy organic and local food. Participate in breakout sessions and network with businesses and community groups to help build a better future for our community.


Register now to join us at this annual popular and interactive workshop. Registration rates:

  • $35: Early-bird (closes Oct. 14)
  • $45: Standard
  • $25: 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.

The 14th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 14 (Thursday), at the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Event Center, 4740 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, Florida 34233.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Interested in helping sponsor the 14th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop? Or, perhaps you want to show how your business helps make Sarasota County a more sustainable community? Please complete an application to be a Sustainable Communities Workshop sponsor and/or exhibitor.

Exhibiting at or sponsoring the Sustainable Communities workshop provides a once-a-year opportunity to meet sustainability leaders and communicate with potential clients. Please join us to have your commitment to community sustainability recognized.

Questions? Call 941-861-5000 and ask for the Sustainable Communities Workshop or e-mail us at

2019 Organizing partners

Sarasota County logo with contact information UF/IFAS Extension logo
City of Sarasota logo Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County logo Sarasota Bay Estuary Program logo
Transition Sarasota logo Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County logo Ringling College of Art + Design logo