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Sarasota County Extension

Sarasota County Extension

Sarasota County Extension: Solutions for your life. Help Desk, Master Gardener Program, Classes, Community Gardens, and more. UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County is dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and making that knowledge...
Guide to Healthy Cleaning

Guide to Healthy Cleaning

Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning. Some cleaning products can expose users to toxic substances linked to short- and long-term health problems, including asthma, allergic reactions and even cancer. EWG has created the first online guide that...

Homegrown Revolution: The Urban Homestead

Fifteen minutes from downtown Los Angeles, just 100 feet from a major highway, a small city lot was transformed into a bountiful place. This 15-minute, award-winning short film shows how one family turned their quarter-acre city lot into a self-sufficient, urban...
2013 Top-10 Green Building Products

2013 Top-10 Green Building Products

BuildingGreen, Inc., publisher of GreenSpec and Environmental Building News (EBN), has announced the Top-10 Green Building Products for 2013. The eleventh annual awards, announced at the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild Conference in San Francisco, are...

Bladeless Wind Turbine

How does a “windmill” without mechanically moving parts work? TU Delft researchers Johan Smit and Dhiradj Djairam developed the EWICON (Electrostatic Windenergy CONvertor), a windenergy convertor that transforms windenergy into electricity without...

Making People Care About Climate Change

“[A] pervasive sense up to now has been that climate change is distant — distant in time, and distant in space. And what we’re now beginning to see is that it’s not so distant. It’s not just future generations. It’s us and it’s our own children. I have a nine-year-old...