For 23 years, ECHO has been host to Southwest Florida’s premier festival focusing on sustainable living, agriculture, and food.
Transition Sarasota Events
Events organized, co-sponsored, and participated in by Transition Sarasota.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Shot in Europe and the United States, the film explores how businesses are transforming themselves to work with nature and enhance profitability.
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.
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.
Join Transition Sarasota and Dr. Robert Kluson of UF/IFAS Sarasota County Extension to learn about the history and scope of food policy in Sarasota County's Comprehensive Plan.
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.
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.
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.
Within Reach documents one couple's pedal-powered journey across the United States in search of a home in sustainable community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Passive House Revolution takes you on a journey through the most important development in building design, construction and retrofitting in a generation.
In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar-nominated film Gasland, Josh Fox takes a deeper, broader look at the dangers of fracking.
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.
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"!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
In celebration of National Community Planning Month, learn how Tampa Bay area planners, researchers, and organizations are supporting the local food system!
Urban Roots is a documentary that tells the story of the emergence of urban farming in the city of Detroit.
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 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.
Kick the new growing season off right by attending this half-day workshop, led by Peter Burkard, one of Southwest Florida's most experienced organic growers.
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.
In this episode, we will speak with Michael Carlson of Carlson Studio Architecture about the current "green" retrofit of Tropicana Field, and with Juliette Jones and Mike Ange of the Friends of Warm Mineral Springs about the future of this beloved natural treasure.
In this episode, we will speak with Raymond Kaiser, Chief Engineer for Anna Maria's Historic Green Village, and Christina Holmes, Secretary for the Village Idiots Cycling Club.
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.
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.
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.