Community gets green lesson


“Sustainability and You” is a new community learning series that kicks off Thursday. This series is designed with engaging interactive workshops promoted to help the community learn about sustainability practices and principles. Educating the community on sustainability, the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of the future, is one of main focuses of the learning series.

The community learning series begins with Sustainability 101, a workshop that will also feature a mini sustainability expo. The free workshops will allow local citizens to learn about sustainability issues and then apply that knowledge to the City’s overall plan.

The mini sustainability expo that takes place prior to the learning series will feature various green organizations, businesses, and products. The expo and learning series are open to public.

“This is a fabulous opportunity to engage and educate on sustainability,” said Sharon Liggett, executive director of Sustainable Tallahassee.

Thursdays lecture will be led by Tim Center, vice president of sustainability initiatives for the Collins Center for Public Policy. The series of workshops were created in part through the efforts of members of Sustainable Tallahassee in partnership with the Environmental Advisory Board (EAB), and Environmental Policy & Energy Resources Department (EPER).

With Florida A&M University setting a strategic plan of sustainability throughout campus, this series can give FAMU as well as the community further knowledge about the sustainable movement.

“We hope to have a very broad audience and educate about sustainability,” said Liggett.

 Thursday’s event begins at 5 p.m. with the expo, followed by the workshop at 6 p.m. They will both take place at Florida State University’s Turnbull Conference Center; 555 W. Pensacola St. Free parking is available at the St. Augustine parking garage, adjacent to the conference center.

For more information, please contact Sustainable Tallahassee at 597-9836 or visit online at The City’s Environmental Policy & Energy Resources Department can be reached at 891-2476.