Developing a set series of sustainability-based public workshops are a part of the City’s Sustainability Action Plan’s Green Achievement Target #7, plan and standardize a schedule of free public workshops that educate and explore topics relating to sustainability and the environment. To meet this GAT, Satellite Beach now offers a free monthly workshop. Workshops take place at Satellite Beach City Hall, at 565 Cassia Blvd and are always held at 7:00 pm. Scroll through below and check out each workshop that has so far taken place as well as a schedule of those still to come. This set series of workshops will continue into 2019 and beyond with new topics of discussion being added as well as new guest speakers.
Isn't It Swale
January 25, 2018
The Isn't It Swale workshop focused on what bioswales are and how they are beneficial to the environment. This workshop discussed the Desoto Parkway Drainage Basin Stormwater Enhancement Project and how it reduces the impact of stormwater. Check out the presentation link and subsequent video of the workshop below.
View Workshop #1 Isn't It Swale Video
View Workshop #1 Isn't It Swale PowerPoint Here
Nice and Native
February 23, 2018
The Nice and Native workshop focused on the importance and the role native plants have on both the ecosystem and in sustainable landscaping practices. The Nice and Native workshop included guest speaker Kaylyn Palmer from Keep Brevard Beautiful (KBB). Kaylyn Palmer discussed the Lagoon Friendly Lawns program, benefits of the program, and how you can be involved with it. Check out the presentation link and subsequent video of the workshop below.
Lawn Maintenance & Stormwater
March 22, 2018
The Lawn Maintenance & Stormwater workshop addressed fertilizer applications and the role of native plants in lawn maintenance. The topics of sustainable landscaping and the impact of stormwater and lawn maintenance on the environment from residential homes were also covered. This workshop had two guest speakers from the University of Florida IFAS extension office, Linda M. Seals, community development extension agent, and Sally Scalera, urban horticulture agent & master gardener coordinator. Check out the presentation link and subsequent video of the workshop below.
Dark Skies & Sea Turtle Nesting
April 26, 2018
The Dark Skies & Sea Turtle Nesting workshop addressed the Dark Skies initiative, how it relates to sea turtle nesting, and how you can be involved with it. It included guest speaker Nicole Perna from the Barrier Island Center and Sea Turtle Preservation Society. Check out the presentation link and subsequent video of the workshop below.View Workshop #4 Dark Skies & Sea Turtle PowerPoint Here
View Workshop #4 Video
Community Involvement & Stewardship Opportunities
May 31, 2018
The Community Involvement & Stewardship Opportunities workshop focused on local community involvement and stewardship opportunities throughout Satellite Beach. General information on how you can become a sustainability steward and how to get more involved with local community volunteer programs, organizations, and events were discussed. Additionally, the City's Stormwater Education & Application through Stewardship (SEAS) program was showcased. Check out the presentation link and subsequent video of the workshop below.
View Workshop # 5 Community Involvement & Stewardship Opportunities PowerPoint Here
View Workshop # 5 Community Involvement & Stewardship Opportunities Video
Recycling and Sustainable Products
June 28, 2018
The Recycling and Sustainable Products workshop addressed recycling guidelines, the importance of proper recycling, and how as individuals you can reduce your impact on the environment. Also, the different sustainable, eco-friendly products that can be used to replace harmful single-use plastics such as straws and water bottles were discussed. This workshop explained what the Satellite Beach city government is doing in terms of recycling and how it is attempting to phase out single-use plastics from its working environment and events.
View Workshop # 6 Recycling and Sustainable Products Video Here
View Workshop # 6 Recycling and Sustainable Products PowerPoint Here