Are you interested in living a green and sustainable lifestyle?
UF/IFAS Extension Polk County offers the Sustainable FloridiansSM training program to teach you about green and sustainable practices. This unique training program creates knowledgeable and motivated residents and volunteers ready to support sustainable education programs and activities in the community.
About the Program
Sustainable FloridiansSM is a discussion-to-action program that will benefit UF/IFAS Extension and the citizens of Florida. The program will rely on residents and volunteers who have an interest in protecting the environment and giving back to their communities.
The Sustainable FloridiansSM program provides information to motivated individuals to connect personal decisions with information about sustainable practices.
Program participants will attend an seven week course that combines group discussions, weekly action exercises and resource materials for an interactive and informative program. Participants will be provided with course materials, books, energy conservation devices for the home, and other products that relate to sustainable living. Each week participants will meet to learn about:
- energy conservation
- local foods
- land use issues
- water conservation, and
- community leadership.
Your role as Sustainable Floridians℠
When you commit to participate in Sustainable FloridiansSM you take on the role of educator and activist within the local community. You will work in the following areas to advance the message of sustainability and encourage residents to answer the call to sustainability.
Sustainable FloridiansSM may:
- Give educational programs to the public
- Support youth activities (K-12)
- Write newspaper articles or blogs
- Research new and emerging policies and technologies
- Conduct tours and assessments
- Participate in local outreach events