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Register for 7-week “Sustainable Floridians” training by Mar. 18th

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Interested in making a difference in the community, exploring green practices and meeting people with similar interests? Pinellas County Extension is hosting a seven-week discussion-to-action course this spring on green strategies and behaviors. Registration is open until Friday, March 18.

The mandatory orientation session is on Saturday, April 2, at 9 a.m. The class will meet every other Saturday, April 2 to May 14, from 9 a.m. to noon.

This certificate training will guide participants to make wise use of resources, make households and communities more resilient and financially sound, learn about community leadership and understand the impact of individual lifestyle choices on the environment.

The program will be held at Weedon Island Preserve in St. Petersburg and is a combination of in-class and online sessions. The cost for the program is $75. Pre-registration is required.

On weeks without face-to-face meetings, participants will be given access to a webinar covering a new module.

  • Week 1, April 2 – Mandatory Orientation and Overview
  • Week 2, April 3 to April 10 – Consumerism (Webinar)
  • Week 3, April 16 – Energy
  • Week 4, April 17 to April 24 – Food Systems (Webinar)
  • Week 5, April 30 – Water
  • Week 6, May 1 to May 8 – Climate Change (Webinar)
  • Week 7, May 14 – Mandatory Community Leadership

Participants must complete at least six modules to receive a certificate of completion for this course. The first meeting on April 2 and final meeting on May 14 are mandatory in order to receive the certificate of completion.

Rain barrels are available for pre-order at a discounted rate of $22.09 to accompany the April 30 module.

For more information, residents can contact the Sustainable Floridians Coordinator via email or (727) 582-2656. Limited scholarship opportunities are available for financial hardship on a first come, first served basis.

UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County is a partnership between Pinellas County government and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences as part of a nationwide network of land grant universities. The University of Florida is an equal-access/equal-opportunity institution.

The mission of Pinellas County Extension is to provide research-based knowledge and education programs enabling people to make practical decisions to improve their quality of life and the world around them. Education focuses on sustainable living, lawn and garden, families and consumers, and 4-H youth development.

Pinellas County Extension offers programming at the Extension office, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, (727) 582-2100. The Largo office is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Extension also offers programming at the Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, (727) 453-6800 and at the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg, (727) 453-6500.
br /> Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in an event or class you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. At least seven days prior to the event or class, please contact the Office of Human Rights, 400 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Suite 500, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 464-4062 (Voice/TDD).

Additional Contact Information

Sustainable Floridians Coordinator,, Pinellas County Extension

(727) 582-2656