Registration opens for 16th Annual Sarasota County Sustainable Communities Workshop

Registration is now open for the 16th Annual Sarasota County Convention Sustainable Communities Workshop, an online event on November 10 to showcase strategies for healthy, resilient and prosperous communities.

Under the theme “The roots of sustainability”, the virtual conference will bring together residents, students and community members of all ages, sectors and backgrounds to learn about the environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainability. Guest speakers and panelists will discuss the latest sustainability strategies, resources and best practices, while focusing on the roots of sustainability.

This year’s speakers include Meg Lowman, a global pioneer in canopy science and public science communication and director of the TREE Foundation; Rob Greenfield, an activist and humanitarian who embarks on extreme projects to bring attention to important global issues and inspire positive change; and Tai Simpson, known as “The Storyteller” in the Indigenous language of the Nez Perce tribe, who uses contemporary and traditional Indigenous storytelling to advocate for inclusion, fairness and liberation.

NOTE: The 2021 event remains virtual for better access for attendees and national speakers and security related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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