Sustainable FloridiansSM

Are you interested in living a green and sustainable lifestyle? The Sustainable FloridiansSM Program teaches you how to reduce resource consumption, save money, and become part of a transition to a more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable future. Click here to see brochure.

What You Will Learn
The six-week course 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:

  • consumerism, 4R's, green business
  • landscape and food systems
  • water conservation
  • energy conservation and transportation
  • climate and our changing environment

Your role as Sustainable FloridiansSM
When you commit to participate in Sustainable FloridiansSM you take on the role of educator and activist within the local community. You will work to advance the message of sustainability and encourage residents to answer the call to sustainability.

Sustainable FloridiansSM may:

  • Provide 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

Next Training

  • Course will be offered in Spring 2018.
  • $75 course fee, check or money order only, made payable to UF/Monroe Extension Advisory Committee
  • Click here for application.


Other Sustainable Resources

The first Sustainable FloridiansSM class graduated on March 12, 2015

Photo by Dawn Thomas

sf graduates

From left: Lucy Carleton, Diane Johnson, Hazel Hans, Mary Swaney, Sue Sullivan, Suzanne Howze, Michelle Robinson, Rebecca Gleason, Anne Press, Michael Rison, Kim Gabel (Extension Horticulture Agent), Jessica Wilson, Alicia Betancourt (Extension Director), and Alison Higgins (City of Key West Sustainability Coordinator)
Missing: Robert Dodd, Shelly Krueger (Extension Marine Agent)