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"The Straz" is a premier performance space that has graced Tampa Bay since 1987.
While the building is rich with history, it was designed at a time when energy efficiency and waste minimization were not top of mind. Today the facility welcomes some 500,000 patrons to 600 performances a year. But reaping the benefits of sustainable building design and operations in a 28-year-old building is a challenge.
Earth week and Earth Day are always interesting challenges. While most people say they want to help save the environment, many find that making the necessary changes is hard. So how do you take advantage of the attention around Earth Day? What will draw another person into the path of sustainability? Passion. Passion is simply the word that describes one’s bubbling up enough desire to act.
Expressing a passion for sustainability - through food
Two young men in Tampa Bay are showing their passion around sustainability by creating awareness through food. These two friends have nearly 20 years combined experience in professional kitchens. Their business, “First We Eat,” is an “emulsification” of love of food, friends, and farm-to-table concepts. They really walk the walk, or on some days, drive their Food Truck. By providing a “farm-to-table” sustainable offering in a nice mobile package, First We Eat strives to break down barriers and make more people aware of the sustainability impacts of food.
Ah, April! For the folks at Sustany it’s a favorite month because “Earth Day” – on April 22 - really lasts all month. It’s hard to believe it’s the 45th anniversary of this global celebration of our home planet. And Tampa Bay has plenty going on to mark the occasion.
Check out the four events below and join Sustany for food, fun and information.
TAMPA, FL -- The Sustainable Business Coalition of Tampa Bay, Inc. and the University of Tampa Center for Ethics announced today that the annual Sustainable Business Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the University of Tampa’s Vaughn Center. Now in their 7th year, the Sustainable Business Awards, sponsored by the Sustany Foundation, recognize and honor for-profit businesses in the Tampa Bay Area that engage in practices that increase economic opportunities and improve the environment and community.