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Sustainable Communities, then a Micro Forest on Peace & Justice 10/21 at 9am

Written by on Saturday, October 17, 2020

This Wednesday, October 21 at 9am, our first guests were Sophia Moundous and Andrea Pinabell talking about the Sarasota County 15th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop – “Transforming to New Ways Forward.” This virtual workshop will discuss “a variety of up-to-date sustainability topics presented by expert speakers. This online event will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 29.”

On the second half of the program Charles Reith and Tim Rummage will discuss the micro forest being planned for the Celery Fields.

The Florida Veterans for Common Sense Fund, the Rotary Club of Sarasota Bay and START (Solutions to Avoid Red Tide) jointly manage the Sarasota Urban Reforestation (SURF) project.  SURF will plant trees to prevent run off, filter pollutants, sequester carbon to combat climate change, and beautify the urban environment. Planning for the first tree planting at the Celery Fields in Sarasota is underway. Planting will be on Saturday, October 31st at 8:00 AM.

Tim Rumage, Professor of Environmental Studies at Ringling College of Art and Design, highlighted the FLVCS Fund SURF project in a recent presentation given to the Rotary Club of Sarasota Bay. Click on this link to hear Professor Rumage’s talk was on Biomimicry and Biophilic Design.