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Early-bird registration closing soon for Sustainable Communities Workshop

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​SARASOTA COUNTY – Register now to get the best value on a full day of information and inspiration at the 11th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, Dec. 1 at the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Event and Conference Center, 4750 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota.

Nov. 1 is the last day to register at the workshop's $35 "early-bird" rate, with prices rising to $45 afterward.

The Sustainable Communities Workshop brings together individuals, businesses, institutions and government agencies to learn and share community solutions on the environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainability. The 11th annual workshop features a "Paths to a Sustainable Future" theme, with expert speakers sharing the latest strategies and action tables highlighting local opportunities.

Topics include:

  • valuing nature;
  • strategies for smarter growth;
  • building community resilience; and
  • edible innovations.

"The workshop's focus on encouraging individual and community action to enhance resilience will have a lasting positive impact on the health of the Sarasota Bay watershed," said Darcy Young, public outreach manager for Sarasota Bay Estuary Program.

The keynote speakers will be Craig Pittman, an award-winning Tampa Bay Times environmental journalist and author of "Oh, Florida! How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country," and Ridhi D'Cruz of City Repair Project, a Portland, Oregon, non-profit dedicated to grassroots community building and neighborhood improvement projects.

Register now to save. Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks made with local and organic ingredients. Students receive a discounted rate of $20. Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities also are available for a limited time.

Visit this link or call 941-861-5000 to register or for information.