• EPR and BFPPA Zoom Call with Product Stewardship Institute
    Online Zoom with PSI
    Feb 17, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST
    Online Zoom with PSI
    Listen, learn and ask questions about Extended Producer Responsibility and the federal bill (BFPPA) seeking approval in the 116th congress. Product Stewardship Institute's Sydney Harris & Brendan Adamczyk will be our presenters and were integral to writing the EPR portion of the BFPPA.
  • Sustainable Communities Workshop
    Online Event
    Oct 29, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Online Event
    The 15th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop – "Transforming to New Ways Forward" – will virtually bring together the community to discuss a variety of up-to-date sustainability topics presented by our expert speakers. Register early through
  • The Story of Plastic Screening (on Your schedule) and Panel Discussion on 7/28
    Story of Plastic Panel Discussion
    Jul 28, 2020, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
    Story of Plastic Panel Discussion
    This film traces the destructive lifespan of plastics across 3 continents and sheds light on a global movement calling for change.
  • CANCELLED - Earth Day at Selby Five Points Park
    Selby Five Points Park
    Apr 22, 2020, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Selby Five Points Park, 1331 1st St, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Come on over on your lunch break and celebrate our earth with us at Selby Five Points Park. We'll have a table along with many others. Offering tips and suggestions, raffles and food trucks!
  • Rethinking Plastic and Sarasota County Student Environmental Alliance (SCSEA)
    Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Ce
    Nov 26, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Ce, 525 Kumquat Ct, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Join us at Fogartyville for Activist Tuesday for an informational evening regarding the recycling (or lack of) in the Sarasota County School system and what the students are doing about it. Hear about Coral Gables and their fight to ban single-use plastic in their community.
  • Sarasota County’s 2nd Annual America Recycles Day
    8750 Bee Ridge Rd
    Nov 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    8750 Bee Ridge Rd, 8750 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34241, USA
    The event will feature food trucks, live music, interactive activities for both children and adults, educational demonstrations and informational displays. Last year’s student recycled art contest was a big success, so we will be continuing the tradition and hosting the second annual student recycle
  • Lady LIberty Cleanup - Sponsored by Keep Sarasota Beautiful
    Ted Sperling Park Trail - Playground
    Jul 05, 2019, 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
    Ted Sperling Park Trail - Playground, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Come join Rethinking Plastic at Ted Sperling Park on South Lido to clean up after the Fourth of July festivities.
  • City Commission Meeting on Polystyrene & Plastic Straws
    Sarasota City Hall
    Jun 17, 2019, 1:30 PM
    Sarasota City Hall, 1565 1st St, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Please come to the meeting to support the proposed regulation of polystyrene and plastic straws on city properties and more!
  • Seagrass Survey
    Ken Thompson PW @ City Island Park
    Jun 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Ken Thompson PW @ City Island Park, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Join us for the 5th Annual Sarasota County Seagrass Survey at the Sarastota Sailing Squadron (1717 Ken Thomphson Parkw). The Seagrass Survey is June 15, 2019. Following the Seagrass Survey, stay for a Seagrass Festival! This FREE, family-friendly festival will feature educational exhibits, hands-on
  • 2019 Seagrass Festival
    Sarasota Sailing Squadron
    Apr 27, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Sarasota Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    The Seagrass Survey is a free citizen science event to increase awareness about the importance of seagrass habitat. Survey volunteers head out into Sarasota Bay to count and identify seagrass species for the County's Seagrass Monitoring Program. Afterwards, they can enjoy music and lunch and explore
  • Earth Day Celebration at Selby Five Points Park
    Five Points Park
    Apr 22, 2019, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Five Points Park, N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    EARTH DAY CELEBRATION - Join the City of Sarasota, Sarasota County Government and UF/IFAS Extension of Sarasota County to learn about energy efficiency, stormwater pollution, composting, native plants, electric vehicles, Arbor Day and more!
  • Earth Day at New College
    New College of Florida
    Apr 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    New College of Florida, 5800 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA
    Student Affairs at New College is planing an Earth Day festival from 11 am - 2 pm. A major component of this event is having community coordinators present to show local activism in Sarasota while educating students on environmentalism. There will be food, music, games, and giveaways.
  • 2019 Great American Cleanup
    Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
    Apr 13, 2019, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Come help Join the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program for a paddle cleanup of the Sarasota Bayfront near the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Centennial Park, and the 6th Street Canal.
  • Earth Hour
    Mar 30, 2019, 8:30 PM – Mar 31, 2019, 9:30 PM
    Sarasota, Sarasota, FL, USA
    This Earth Hour, join millions around the world to turn off the lights and speak up about why nature matters. #Connect2Earth
  • RP Quarterly Meeting
    Selby Library
    Feb 27, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:20 PM
    Selby Library, 1331 1st St, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Come learn about the new local movements regarding single-use plastic in Sarasota, Venice and Northport as well as in Tallahassee. Learn about helping restaurants be BADFive Free and jumping on to our state-wide coalition letter to the Governor.
  • Clean Up on Siesta Beach with 4Oceans!
    Siesta Beach
    Feb 23, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Siesta Beach, Siesta Beach, Florida 34242, USA
  • World Wetlands Day
    Location is TBD
    Feb 02, 2019, 12:01 AM
    Location is TBD
    Wetlands – world’s most valuable ecosystem – disappearing three times faster than forests, warns new report.
  • International Mountain Day
    Dec 12, 2018, 12:01 AM
    Mountain Day dates back to at least 1838..
  • World Soil Day
    Dec 05, 2018, 12:01 AM
    World Soil Day activities aim to communicate messages on the importance of soil quality for food security, healthy ecosystems and human well-being.
  • Sustainable Communities Workshop
    Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc.
    Nov 29, 2018, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc., 4740 Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233, USA
    Hosted by UF IFAS Extension Sarasota County The 13th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, "Unique Perspectives for Community Solutions," will bring the community together to discuss sustainability priorities.
  • America Recycles Day
    United States
    Nov 15, 2018, 12:01 AM
    United States, United States
    America Recycles Day (ARD) is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products.
    Covenant Life Presbyterian Church
    Nov 08, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Covenant Life Presbyterian Church, 8490 McIntosh Rd, Sarasota, FL 34238, USA
  • International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
    Nov 06, 2018, 12:01 AM
    The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict was established on November 5, 2001 by the United Nations General Assembly.
  • World Vegan Day
    Nov 01, 2018, 12:01 AM
    World Vegan Day is an annual event celebrated by vegans around the world every 1 November.
  • International Day Of Climate Action
    Oct 24, 2018, 12:01 AM
    A massive International Day of Action for Climate Justice
  • Sustainability Day
    Oct 24, 2018, 12:01 AM
    An annual event in October in which colleges and universities celebrate sustainability initiatives and projects on campus
  • BADFive Free Launch !
    1331 1st St
    Oct 16, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM
    1331 1st St, 1331 1st St, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
    Single use plastic ends up in our waterways by the ton, impacting the lives of all sea creatures. Join us to learn about the alternatives to single use plastic when dining out.
  • BADFive Free Press Release
    Oct 12, 2018, 8:30 AM
    Sarasota, Sarasota, FL, USA
    Announcing Rethinking Plastic's BADFive Free campaign!

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