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Registration open for Sustainable Floridians course

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  • Six-week course to be held Saturdays from March 25–April 29
  • Program teaches resource conservation and actionable behaviors for sustainability
  • Register for the course at: sustainablefloridians2017.eventbrite.com.
  • Cost is $125 per participant for full course, includes meetings, book rental fees, webinar access, and facility tours
  • "First Look" survey course available for $25

Every day, citizens can have positive impacts on the environment by making simple life changes in areas like energy consumption and purchasing habits. An opportunity to learn how to live a sustainable lifestyle is coming up for residents in Pinellas County.

The UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County is hosting the Sustainable FloridiansSM certificate training course from March 25 to April 29. Classes will be held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. - noon at the Extension office located at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Participants will explore seven areas of sustainability and ways to implement them in daily life.

Each week, classes will feature different subject matter such as water and energy conservation, as well as consumerism and food systems. Participants will have the chance to engage with people who are passionate about these subjects and identify opportunities to create a personal action plan.

The course is $125 per participant and includes five face-to-face meetings, book rental fees, access to webinars and facility tours related to the course content. Participants will visit a water reclamation plant and a local solar contractor facility.

To find out more about Sustainable FloridiansSM and to register for the course, visit: sustainablefloridians2017.eventbrite.com.

UF/IFAS Extension is also offering a recommended prerequisite called Sustainability: A First Look. The single class will be held on Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., and is a basic overview of sustainability issues. This class will explain what sustainability is, why it is important and what can be done to promote sustainability in local communities.

To register for this class, visit sustainabilityfirstlook.eventbrite.com. The class is $25; lunch will be provided. The first 10 registered participants will receive the Northwest Earth Institute’s Choices for Sustainable Living book.