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Pinellas County Extension celebrates Earth Day
Pinellas County Extension celebrates Earth Day

Pinellas County, Florida -- Did you know that up to 12 percent of your monthly energy consumption may be wasted by devices that draw energy even when they are not being used? That can be as much as $150 per year for the average Pinellas County homeowner.

Save money, make a difference and save the planet by joining experts from the University of Florida to discover ways to save energy and money through the Pinellas Energy Efficiency Project. Learn low-cost and no-cost ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency without giving up comfort.

Free scheduled courses are available at:

  • Pinellas County Extension Service, Largo, Wednesday, April 11, 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Brooker Creek Preserve, Saturday, April 14, 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Weedon Island Preserve, Saturday, April 21, 10 to 11 a.m. and
  • Largo Public Library, Wednesday, April 25, 10 to 11 a.m.

Participants will receive free money and energy-saving equipment in addition to the latest research-based information from the University of Florida.

Participants of this free program are given the opportunity to become part of a countywide energy-efficiency project. Free devices will allow participants to make easy, energy-saving changes in the home.

Registration is required. Visit www.pinellascountyextension.org to sign up today.

For more information call (727) 582-2581.

Sponsorship for the Pinellas Energy Efficiency Project comes from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Pinellas County Extension is a partnership between Pinellas County government and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences as part of a nationwide network of land grant universities. The University of Florida is an equal access/equal opportunity institution.

The mission of Pinellas County Extension is to provide research-based knowledge and education programs enabling people to make practical decisions to improve their quality of life and the world around them. Education focuses on sustainable living, lawn and garden, families and consumers, and 4-H youth development.

Pinellas County Extension offers programming at the Extension office, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, (727) 582-2100; at the Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, (727) 453-6800 and at the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center, 1800 Weedon Drive N.E., St. Petersburg, (727) 453-6500. For more information, visit www.pinellascountyextension.org and find Pinellas Extension on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this class you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. At least seven days prior to the class, please contact the Office of Human Rights, 400 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Suite 500, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 464-4062 (Voice/TDD).

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