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Sustainable Communities Workshop is Wednesday

SARASOTA – There's still time to register for the 2013 Sustainable Communities Workshop. This year's workshop will take place Wednesday, Dec. 18, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., at the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Event and Conference Center, 4780 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota.

The workshop is open to professional planners, builders and developers, engineers, architects and landscape architects, small business owners and government representatives, as well as citizens, homeowners, neighborhood associations and community advocates.

Registration is $30 for professionals and the general public ($20 for students) and includes continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon break.

This popular interactive workshop draws leaders from industry, government and university programs to share their expertise and strategies for achieving a more sustainable future through job creating and community building programs and innovations. From alternative transportation and ecotourism to the future of the built environment, the workshop will highlight national trends as well as local successes.

Of particular note this year is the workshop's focus on green business practices and building resilience in local food supplies. Keynote speakers include Carol Peppe Hewitt, a pioneer in the Slow Money movement, and Trish Riley, an award-winning journalist and author.

To learn more about the event and to register, contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000, or visit the link below.