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Become a "Sustainable Floridian"!

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Imagine a community where the air and water are clean, water supplies fully meet demand and everyone enjoys access to locally supplied safe and healthy foods, wildlife flourishes and the landscape is pleasing to the eye. Within this community, full participation and a spirit of cooperation pervade decision-making. People have an impact over their community's future. The community revitalizes the city center, reduces sprawl and promotes regional identity and pride. Public transportation effectively reduces congestion and pollution from cars, reduces transportation costs, and improves access to jobs and services. A strong emphasis on education and training for all promotes an improved quality of life today and fosters future opportunities for the community's youth.

If you are interested in learning more about sustainable practices and becoming involved in local action, join us for the next Sustainable Floridian Training Program.

The 8-week program will only be held on Wednesday's from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. There are 6 core courses and participants must complete 5 of the 6 core courses to receive a certificate of completion.

The $65 program fee covers the cost of registration, materials, and a light dinner for all of the training sessions. The core modules include: Why Should you Care; Consumerism; Water - Florida's Lifeblood; Food Systems; Energy; and Community Leadership and Engaging Others. Transportation and Land Use will be offered as an elective for the series.

There are only 20 seats available for the next training session. Please reserve your seat in this class by adding your name to the registration list. You will be contacted in August with information about orientation, application details, meals etc. Participants will be required to engage in class preparation activities outside of the regularly scheduled class time. Sustainable FloridiansSM support Extension faculty and perform volunteer duties in the community by assisting at sustainability events/fairs and educating adults and youth.

Thank you for your interest to make Florida a sustainable place to live, work and play!