Education & Outreach

Speakers Bureau

If your organization is looking for a representative from the City of Oldsmar to speak to their group, we have professionals in various departments willing to share their knowledge and experiences. 

Topics include sustainability, climate change, community planning, green business, water, energy, transportation, recycling, pollution, green building, environmental education, and more. 

In addition, the City of Oldsmar sponsors other professionals to speak or conduct workshops on a variety of topics, including those above, and more. If you would like to see a particular workshop hosted in the City, please let us know! Check the calendar for upcoming events. 

Email the Sustainability Coordinator to request a speaker or workshop. 

  1. Ashlee Painter

    Sustainability Coordinator

One of the key pillars to a sustainable community is an informed citizenship. You can learn an array of topics that will help you to embrace sustainability in your home, your work, and in your community. Below is a list of partnering organizations or departments that offer classes and workshops.

Pinellas UF/IFAS: The Pinellas County Extension offers classes and workshops sustainable living, natural resources, Florida-Friendly landscaping, financial management, health, urban agriculture, and more.

Citizen’s Academy: The annual Janice Miller Citizens Academy is a great way for Oldsmar citizens, business owners, and employees to learn more about how their government works. Running once a year for 9 weeks, classes use hands-on activities and lectures to teach how city government affects the quality of life in Oldsmar. Classes begin in September and run through November. Applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis and fill up quickly!

Oldsmar Public Library: The library offers classes for all ages and interests. The library also houses an environmental information center in the main lobby with literature on various topics.

Community Garden: The Oldsmar Organic Community Garden, located at 423 Lafayette Blvd, Oldsmar, is a non-profit organization founded in January 2011. The land and water were donated to the garden by the City of Oldsmar. It offers raised bed gardening plots to the community and provides educational information about organic gardening, while supplementing community outreach programs and building new community relationships. You can email oldsmarorganicgarden@gmail.com for more info.

Oldsmar Cares: This non-profit organization provides stop gap rent and utility assistance, a food pantry, and a clothes closet, at no cost, to those in need in the greater Oldsmar area. Financial and employment services are available to individuals residing in 34677.