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Sustainability program offers ‘Toolkit for Positive Change’

Clearwater to host sustainability conference

CLEARWATER — The city wants its citizens to be more green. Next month, it’s going to give out pointers.

On Oct. 19, Clearwater officials will host an inaugural sustainability conference, “Building Better Neighborhoods Through Sustainability: A Toolkit for Positive Change,” the city announced in a news release.

“The goal of this program is to educate and encourage local solutions in our own homes, businesses and neighborhoods,” Clearwater sustainability coordinator Sheridan Boyle said in the release.

Boyle, who was hired earlier this year, is the city’s first-ever sustainability coordinator. In that capacity, she’s in charge of climate change planning and promoting green policies within the city.

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At the conference, a number of speakers will address a range of topics, including energy efficiency and plastic contamination, the release said.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ross Norton Recreation Center at 1426 S Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. It’s free to attend, open to all and the city will provide refreshments, the release said.


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