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Transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy

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In 2017, the Sarasota City Commission committed to 100% renewable energy city-wide by 2045 and for city buildings and operations by 2030. The City spent one year facilitating a unique set of community meetings to identify strategies to reach this goal. Below is an outline of how we coordinated feedback during these meetings. 

  • Meeting 1: Review current data and solicit ideas for ways to reach the 100% renewable energy goal from community members. 
  • Meeting 2: Reach a consensus on how strategies would be prioritized. Sarasota's Ready for 100 effort will prioritize strategies with: energy conservation and efficiency focus, climate adaptation co-benefits, local job creation potential, focus on outcomes for historically marginalized groups. 
  • Meeting 3: Prioritize strategies. 
  • Meeting 4: Provide feedback on draft report and celebrate on year of community planning. 

On-going, the City hosts two workshops per year to relay data and update on implementation. 

The following documents are available upon request (email sustainability@sarasotafl.gov):

  • Copy of the Ready for 100 Resolution 
  • PowerPoints and notes from all community meetings 

Here is the most recent Roadmap to 100 report which resulted from year one of planning with community stakeholders. 

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If you'd like to learn more or have city staff come talk to your group about the Ready for 100 effort, please contact stevie.freeman-montes@sarasotafl.gov or call 941-263-6314.