Sarasota County is serious about saving money, conserving energy and protecting our environment. From hybrid electric cars, bucket trucks and buses, to cisterns that collect rainwater, to encouraging green building practices, Sarasota County government has earned its reputation as a sustainable community.
Now, residents can benefit from the county's sustainability expertise with a free Energy Upgrade workshop that will provide information, tips and materials to help you identify opportunities to save money, energy and water.
"Most homes waste a surprising amount of energy and we want to help homeowners put those energy dollars back in their pockets," said Lee Hayes Byron, Sarasota County Sustainability Manager. "This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn where to start saving energy and what works best for them."
In addition to the expert advice, workshop participants also will receive a free Do It Yourself Energy Saving Kit with products valued over $30 to start saving energy now (limit one per household). Reducing a home's energy use can lower utility bills and provide a more comfortable living environment. Energy-efficient homes also have a competitive financial advantage in a tough real estate market and contribute to a more sustainable Sarasota County.
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