Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Be a Sustainable Floridian Master Volunteer!

Be a Sustainable Floridian Master Volunteer!

April 7 - May 26, 2011

Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

Pinellas County Extension is launching a new University of Florida-led program to help develop green and sustainable practices. This intensive training program will develop knowledgeable and motivated volunteers ready to support sustainable education programs at Extension.

Volunteers will share the latest, research-based green living information with the community through school programs, events, and fun outreach activities. After working with UF Extension Agents, participants earn a certificate and become Master Volunteers!

The seven-week course combines group discussions, weekly action exercises and resource materials for an interactive and informative program. Participants will be provided with course materials, books, energy conservation devices for the home, and other products that relate to sustainable living.

Each week participants will meet for a half-day session to learn about topics such as energy conservation, local foods, land use issues, water conservation, ecological footprint, and community leadership. The program is provided at no cost with a limit of 12 participants per program.

For more information, contact Pinellas County Extension at (727) 582-2100 or go to

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