Sierra Club Leader to Speak at SCF Venice

(Bradenton, Fla., March 29, 2018) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host a free session at SCF Venice on the Sierra Club’s efforts to help implement solar energy cooperatives that make solar energy more affordable for individual homeowners by sharing solar panel purchasing power. The Venice Green Team has invited Geraldine Swormstedt, a member of the Manatee-Sarasota Florida Chapter of National Sierra Club, to speak from noon to 1 p.m., April 6, room 307 in the library at SCF Venice, 8000 Tamiami Trail.

Swormstedt, who is the group chair of the Sierra Club’s Executive Committee, will discuss a renewable energy initiative adopted by the Sarasota City Commission, as well as upcoming hearings. She also will provide an overview of the mission of the Sierra Club, volunteer opportunities and club membership benefits. Founded by John Muir in 1892, the National Sierra Club is the oldest and largest environmental group in the country. Its mission is to enjoy and protect the natural places, teach others to understand and respect the fragile environment in which we live and to promote responsible use of natural ecosystems and resources.

This event is open to the public.  For more information, contact, Nicolette Mason, speech communication faculty, at or 941-408-1477.

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