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Want to live more sustainability? This online toolkit can help.

The Science and Environment Council of Southwest Florida has just released the Green Living Toolkit, an essential guide to sustainable living on Florida’s Suncoast. The Toolkit features step-by-step guides, tools, calculators, incentives, videos, and expert advice to reduce waste, save energy, eat local and protect our environment!

You can also sign up for a monthly newsletter to receive ideas and activities for the most effective and achievable solutions for sustainable living, plus sustainable events happening around town, and more!

The Green Living Toolkit has great recommendations, all in one place, for loving life and living green. Topic areas:


  • Save water indoors
  • Cut water and curb pollution around your home
  • Be a catalyst for clean water in your community


  • Keep wildlife safe
  • Support wildlife in your own backyard
  • Get outside and explore in a group or on your own


  • Do a home energy assessment
  • Give your home an energy tune-up
  • Go solar


  • Grow a food garden
  • Eat local, sustainable food
  • Reduce food waste and compost


  • Reduce single-use plastics
  • Reuse, repurpose, restore
  • Recycle right


  • Environmental events listings from more than 100 local organizations all in one place Explore the Green Living Toolkit