Sarasota County’s 16th annual Sustainable Communities Workshop is set for Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The workshop is a full-day, online event with programs on on environmental, economic and social aspects of sustainability. Attendees will learn the latest strategies, resources and best practices essential to developing the deep roots of a sustainable future.

Attendees will be able to engage in networking areas, exhibitor booths, panel sessions, chat rooms and more.

Featured speakers include Meg Lowman, a global pioneer of canopy science; activist and humanitarian Rob Greenfield; and Tai Simpson, Indigenous activist and community organizer.

The $10 workshop cost ($5 for students) provides online access to all expert speakers and breakout sessions, as well as networking and visiting exhibitors. There also is an option to donate a ticket for those needing financial help to attend.

There are free community events associated with the workshop, including:

• “The Sound of the Sea” — Florida author Cynthia Barnett discusses seashells, the animals that build them and our changing oceans. Online, 4-6 p.m. Nov. 6. Register at

• Robinson Preserve Expansion Paddle — an easy kayak tour to highlight designs, habitat improvements and future plans. Robinson Preserve, 10299 Ninth Ave. N.W., Bradenton, 4-6 p.m. Nov. 9. Register at

• Celery Fields Sustainability Day — tour the Sarasota Audubon Society building and gardens, and learn about natural Florida. Celery Fields, 6893 Palmer Blvd., Sarasota, 9 a.m.-noon, Nov. 11. Register at

For more information on the workshop or to register, visit or call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000.

Registration is also available at


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