Sustainable Floridians is a regular Pinellas County Extension class that teaches you just about everything you need to know about living a sustainable lifestyle. It is, of course, geared towards the special concerns that come along with trying to live a sustainable lifestyle in Florida.
And you can register for the next set of classes right now.
The course doesn’t start until April 9th, but it’s 8 weeks long and fairly popular. It’s a good idea to get in the door now, and of course to plan ahead so you can attend all of the sessions.
There’s a lot to cover. The classes teach you about energy conservation, local food, land and water use and conservation issues, and how you can be a community leader that helps to spread the word about living a more sustainable lifestyle.
This is not just pie in the sky training. As some of our previous blog posts have covered, Florida is in trouble. We’ve got serious water and land issues. If you’re worried about sinkholes and drought then this is a great place to start.
We’ve tried to cover some of these issues on our blog by talking about rain water conservation, micro-irrigation and rain gardens. It’s all just sort of a natural outgrowth of our work as gutter contractors: we think about water, where it goes, and what it’s doing every single day.
However, there’s just no substitute for hands on training and experience.
And by the time you’re done with this program you’ll be positioned to work with a lot more than your own back yard. This training actually prepares you to offer your own educational programs to the public, to research emerging policies and technologies and to participate in other outreach events.
Are you a graduate of a Sustainable Floridians class? Are you running any upcoming events that you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments section below! We want to help you spread the word.
In the meantime, you can register for the next group of classes by clicking here. Tickets are $50 (which is a low price at $6.25 per week).