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Sustany supports innovative community programs that preserve our unique environment, improve human health, foster collaborative learning, and promote economic prosperity in Tampa Bay now and in the future.
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Sustany funds projects and organizations promoting sustainability in Tampa Bay, such as student field trips to Nature’s Academy.
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The Sustany Foundation partners with Tampa institutions like The Patel College of Global Sustainability at the University of South Florida. Student Noelle Griffin wrote the blog post below:
The University of South Florida has partnered with The Sustany Foundation for years. Their students are part of the green business certification internship. The program allows students to partner with a businesses in downtown Tampa in efforts to make them more sustainable.
By Walker Willis
On April 30, I attended the West Central Florida BSA Council’s Merit Badge University at Mount Zion Progressive Baptist Church, 955 20th Street South, St Petersburg, Florida. Before several hundred Scout participants, I described the Sustany Foundation Mini Grant Program and distributed printed materials on the Foundation.
The Sustany Foundation is now providing mini grants, up to $250.00, for Scouts working on Eagle Projects promoting sustainability in our community. These grants will initially be available for Scouts in Pinellas County with a special focus on St. Petersburg. To receive a grant, the project must involve sustainability Scouts can apply at the Sustany Foundation Website (http://sustany.org/mini-grants/).
By Walker A Willis, Shorecrest Preparatory School
The third phase of my project was to restore an estuary along the 54th Avenue Channel in St. Petersburg. This involved removing marine trash and planting over 500 mangroves and 100 grass plants. The project required removal of some non-native, invasive species, but primarily addressed a barren, unproductive 175 feet of an important Tampa Bay estuary waterline. With a contribution of plants and expertise, the project relied upon support from several local organizations, including The Florida Aquarium and Tampa Bay Watch. Both of which are nonprofit organizations dedicated in part to restoring and preserving Florida estuaries. The Sustany Foundation again provided volunteer experience and muscle! Over 410 volunteer hours were invested for this phase of the project.
by Alison Lueders, Great Green Content
Earth Day is coming! April 22, 2016 will be the 46th year that Earth Day is celebrated. What started in 1970 as an America-only celebration has grown over the years into a global one. And that seems appropriate given that the Earth is our shared home.
We invite you to join in the festivities!