The Lee County Extension of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, or IFAS, holds its third annual sustainability conference tomorrow. The day-long event includes an expo featuring local leaders and innovators in the clean and renewable energy sector as well as lectures from policy makers and university researchers. We caught up with Martha Avila, IFAS’s SustainabLEE program coordinator and Jayne Coles with Lee County’s Pollution Prevention Department to talk about the conference and what attendees can expect to find.
“Part of it is, it’s a question of what’s a better way to get our food. What’s a better way to eat...something that makes us healthier, something that makes the planet healthier, something that makes a better life for animals, a better life for workers, a better life for rural communities.”