Book Talk w/ Eileen Flanagan, Author of "Renewable"
Mar
24
6:00 pm18:00

Book Talk w/ Eileen Flanagan, Author of "Renewable"

  • Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center

Renewable: One Woman’s Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope is the story of a spiritual writer and mother of two who, while trying to change the world, unexpectedly finds the courage to change her life.

Films for a Future: Tiny
Mar
26
6:00 pm18:00

Films for a Future: Tiny

  • Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center

Tiny is a coming-of-age story for a generation that is more connected, yet less tied-down than ever, and for a society redefining its priorities in the face of a changing financial and environmental climate.

Films for a Future: The Unforeseen
Apr
23
6:00 pm18:00

Films for a Future: The Unforeseen

  • Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center

The Unforeseen is a powerful meditation on the American dream – on the destruction of the natural world as it falls victim to the cannibalizing forces of unchecked development.

Films for a Future: Voices of Transition
May
28
6:00 pm18:00

Films for a Future: Voices of Transition

  • Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center

Voices of Transition is a film which is optimistic but clear-sighted. It makes clear that current and impending global crises are, in fact, positive challenges!

Films for a Future: Food Chains
Oct
22
6:00 pm18:00

Films for a Future: Food Chains

  • Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center

The narrative of the film focuses on an intrepid and highly lauded group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida – the Coalition of Immokalee Workers or CIW – who are revolutionizing farm labor.

Films for a Future: Reverend Billy & The Church of Stop Shopping
Nov
17
6:00 pm18:00

Films for a Future: Reverend Billy & The Church of Stop Shopping

  • Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center

Dietmar Post's Reverend Billy & The Church of Stop Shopping focuses on Reverend Billy (NYC performance artist Bill Talens) and his devout group of disciples as they crusade against the synthetic and corruptive aspects of today's hyper-consumerist culture.


A Consumer's Guide to Our Local Food System
Mar
2
2:00 pm14:00

A Consumer's Guide to Our Local Food System

  • County Administration Center

The speakers will focus on tangible, actionable steps we all can take to make a difference in our local food system.  There will be a discussion afterwards to answer your questions and share ideas.

Co-Create Tampa Bay
Mar
1
1:00 pm13:00

Co-Create Tampa Bay

  • Moccasin Lake Nature Park

Come hear panelists and community leaders share successes and inspirations, meet others active in the community, and get connected around issues of mutual concern. We recognize the power of community, and our goal is to create pathways for deeper mutual support. 

Transition Talks: Rethinking Climate Change
Feb
22
11:30 am11:30

Transition Talks: Rethinking Climate Change

  • Sarasota Friends Meeting House

In this talk, hosted by the Sarasota Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, Don Hall, Executive Director of Transition Sarasota, will share his latest thoughts about how we can more skillfully respond to the climate crisis, answer questions, and lead a discussion exploring what each of us has to contribute to this historic effort.

Films for a Future: Within Reach
Feb
12
7:00 pm19:00

Films for a Future: Within Reach

  • Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center

Within Reach documents one couple's pedal-powered journey across the United States in search of a home in sustainable community.

Symposium: What Can We Do About Climate Change?
Feb
11
4:30 pm16:30

Symposium: What Can We Do About Climate Change?

  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota and co-sponsor BDH Associates, LLC present “Fire, Floods and Famine: What Can We Do About Climate Change,” a symposium on the subject of climate change and its anticipated effects on our way of life. 

Cowspiracy
Jan
29
7:00 pm19:00

Cowspiracy

  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota

Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.

Films for a Future: Shift Change
Jan
8
7:00 pm19:00

Films for a Future: Shift Change

  • Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center

Shift Change tells the little known stories of employee-owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.

Tiny House Community Build Project Kickoff
Jan
8
5:30 pm17:30

Tiny House Community Build Project Kickoff

  • Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center

As part of Fogartyville Community Media and Art Center's "Downside, Upside Down" exhibit, a mobile tiny house will be constructed on-site. When complete, it will be moved to an Empowerment Center for low-income individuals and used as art studio. 

Films for a Future: Gasland II
Nov
13
7:00 pm19:00

Films for a Future: Gasland II

  • Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center

In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar-nominated film Gasland, Josh Fox takes a deeper, broader look at the dangers of fracking.

USGBC: What's Your Score?
Nov
12
6:00 pm18:00

USGBC: What's Your Score?

  • SAR Auditorium

Join the Sarasota Association of Realtors and the USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter's Myakka River Branch LEED for Homes Committee for a panel presentation and discussion exploring the scores of different sustainability programs, what they are, and why they matter. 

Eat Local Week Foodtrepreneur Showcase
Oct
29
6:00 pm18:00

Eat Local Week Foodtrepreneur Showcase

  • Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center

What do you get when you bring together the best of local food and drink with one of the leading voices of the New Economy movement and one of our area's hottest bands? A one-of-a-kind event that can only be called a "Foodtrepreneur Showcase"!

9th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop
Oct
29
8:30 am08:30

9th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop

  • Girl Scouts Event and Conference Center

Sarasota County’s 9th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop aims to cultivate innovative thinking and share information about better products, programs, and processes for improved health, resiliency, and prosperity.

Suncoast Gleaning Project Kick-Off
Oct
27
9:00 am09:00

Suncoast Gleaning Project Kick-Off

  • Jessica's Organic Farm

As Transition Sarasota's Suncoast Gleaning Project enters into its fifth season, learn how you can get involved in supporting local farms, local food banks, and the food insecure in our community all at the same time.

Fall Harvest Fest
Oct
25
2:00 pm14:00

Fall Harvest Fest

  • Geraldson Community Farm

In honor of Eat Local Week, Geraldson Community Farm will be hosting its first-ever Fall Harvest Fest with local food, music, crafts, raffle, and farm fun!

Food Day 2014: A Focus on Food Access
Oct
24
8:30 am08:30

Food Day 2014: A Focus on Food Access

  • Historic Spanish Point

This invite-only event is a collaborative effort to engage the Community Health Improvement Partnership's (CHIP) Community Health Action Teams (CHATs), as they work to improve access to healthy foods. 

Eat Local Guide Launch Party and Contra Dance
Oct
18
7:30 pm19:30

Eat Local Guide Launch Party and Contra Dance

  • Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center

Shwadevee contra band and caller Joey Norton will help kick off the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center's monthly contra dance series. Proceeds from this dance will support the publication of Greater Sarasota's Eat Local Resource Guide and Directory, copies of which will be available for free at this event.

Master Gardener Plant Sale + EdFest
Oct
11
8:00 am08:00

Master Gardener Plant Sale + EdFest

  • UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County

This family-friendly Fall gardening event features research-based, sustainable gardening education, landscape problem diagnosis, and thousands of plants for sale. You can also learn about topics from composting to topiaries with presentations, displays, and workshops by UF/IFAS Extension faculty and volunteers.

Films for a Future: Urban Roots
Oct
9
7:00 pm19:00

Films for a Future: Urban Roots

  • Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center

Urban Roots is a documentary that tells the story of the emergence of urban farming in the city of Detroit. 

Transition Talks: Eat Local Week
Oct
6
2:00 pm14:00

Transition Talks: Eat Local Week

  • County Admin Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room A/B

Greater Sarasota's 4th Annual Eat Local Week, scheduled for October 24th-30th, promises to be the biggest one yet. Preview the festivities to come and hear from Transition Sarasota's Executive Director, Don Hall, what the recent growth of Eat Local Week might say about the state of our local foodshed.

Florida Local Food Summit
Oct
3
Oct 4

Florida Local Food Summit

  • East End Market

Florida Organic Growers, the East End Market, Local Roots Distribution, and Earth Learning are partnering to develop an event loaded with educational and networking opportunities for our state’s farmers, foodpreneurs, consumers and policy makers.

People's Climate March - Sarasota
Sep
21
5:00 pm17:00

People's Climate March - Sarasota

  • Bayfront Park

Show your support for the People's Climate March in New York City by marching with the Peace Education and Action Center, Pax Christi Manasota, the Southwest Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice, Transition Sarasota, and others through downtown Sarasota. 

Beyond Prepping: Making Harmony Resilient
Jun
30
6:30 pm18:30

Beyond Prepping: Making Harmony Resilient

  • Harmony Banquet Hall

If you find daily news pieces about joblessness, the economy, the environment, climate change, global unrest, and energy and water supply issues, alarming, don't just prep, transition. The international grassroots Transition movement is providing innovative approaches to dealing with the fading away of cheap oil and gas and emerging trends toward more localized business. 

Truly Sustainable Sarasota: 2050 Plan Rewrite
Jun
25
9:00 am09:00

Truly Sustainable Sarasota: 2050 Plan Rewrite

  • WSLR 96.5 FM

Cathy Antunes, Vice-President of the Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations and President of Sarasota Citizens for Responsible Government, discusses proposed changes to the county's 2050 plan that would weaken public protections in favor of developers' profits.

Transition Talks: Towards an Economics of Happiness
Jun
17
11:30 am11:30

Transition Talks: Towards an Economics of Happiness

  • Super Buffet

Are the fundamentals of our economy strong? Or are we still in the midst of the biggest bubble the world has ever seen? Don Hall, founder and Executive Director of Transition Sarasota, will answer these questions and share some of the most promising economic solutions already at work in our world today.