Welcome to Southface Sarasota

Southface Institute deepened its investment in Florida’s Gulf Coast communities in 2021 by establishing Southface Sarasota as the national nonprofit’s first satellite location. Southface Sarasota leads Southface’s sustainability programs, like GoodUse and clean energy advocacy, locally. Our team also equips students and community members with a working knowledge of energy and water efficiency, conservation, stormwater management, and climate resiliency in Florida’s unique environment. Together, we are transforming the built environment to achieve a more sustainable future in Florida and a healthier planet for all.

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Harnessing solar energy in the Sunshine State. Keeping your cool with utility planning. Equipping youth in Florida for green jobs. You can learn about it all on Southface Sarasota’s new sustainability podcast, The Peel!

Our Impact at Southface Sarasota’s First Home, the Florida House

Though Southface Sarasota only operated the Florida House for a fraction of the green demonstration home’s history, we made a significant, lasting impact. In 2021, Suncoast Technical College students logged 2,500 hours learning green trade skills with us. We hosted thousands of community volunteer hours, hundreds of educational tours, a lecture series, a new podcast, and multiple partner showcase events. In partnership with Transition Sarasota, Southface Sarasota donated more than 500 pounds of organic produce from our garden to the Church of the Palms food pantry too!