Sustany: For Tampa Bay's Future

Sustany: For Tampa Bay's Future

The Sustany Foundation enhances the quality of life of the Tampa Bay community by promoting sustainability.

The Sustainable Buzz

The Sustainable Buzz

Sample local foods, craft beer and wine at our annual event.

Sustainable Business Program

Sustainable Business Program

Sustany operates the Green Business Designation Program for the City of Tampa. We work with companies to audit, improve, and celebrate the sustainable practices of their operations.

Sustainable Business Awards

Sustainable Business Awards

Join us for our Annual Sustainable Business Awards. Click here.

Sea Turtle Secretariat

Sea Turtle Secretariat

Sustany supports initiatives like the bid to host the International Sea Turtle Treaty Headquarters here in Tampa Bay!

Mini Grants for Many Groups

Mini Grants for Many Groups

Sustany gives mini grants to help launch projects focused on sustainability and community development.

Sustany Tumblers

Sustany Tumblers

Start a lively conversation and support your favorite local foundation with a dozen Sustany tumblers. Click here!

Help Build A Sustainable Community

Help Build A Sustainable Community

Join the Sustainable Buzz Committee, help with a clean up or participate other Sustany volunteer activities.


 

Sustany Updates, Programs & Events


The Sustainable Business Awards 
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The 8th Annual Sustainable Business Awards are set for April 29th!  Tickets and Sponsorships now available!  Visit the Sustainable Business Awards Event Page

ThinkSustany

Every week ThinkSustany bloggers bring us the latest local news and sustainability features from around the world.

2015 Impact Letter 
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We had a busy year in 2015! Read our 2015 Impact Letter Here!

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Sustany funds projects and organizations promoting sustainability in Tampa Bay, such as student field trips to Nature’s Academy.


 

The Latest News from ThinkSustany Blog

    Part Three: St. Petersburg Student Makes Big Impact on His School and Tampa Bay!

    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.

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    Earth Day 2016 around Tampa Bay

    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!

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    Farmed or Wild-caught Fish: Which is Better for the Environment?

    by Alison Lueders, Great Green Content

     

    Florida is a state with a long coastline and an understandable passion for seafood. We enjoy a huge variety of fish as consumers, while commercial fishing provides a livelihood for many people. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Florida was one of the top 3 states in the U.S.  for commercial fishing jobs in 2012.

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    Add a "Green" Resolution to your New Year's List

    by Alison Lueders, Great Green Content

    It’s the last week of January. Are you on track with your 2016 New Year’s Resolutions? If so – congratulations! If not, don’t despair.

    It’s not too late to recommit to them. When you do, consider adding a “green” resolution to the mix.

    It's not too late to make a "green" resolution for 2016!
    It's not too late to make a "green" resolution for 2016!

    What’s a “green” resolution?

    A green resolution is simply an action that helps the planet by protecting resources like the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land and seas around us. It can be big or small, but the most important characteristic is that it’s something you’ll actually DO. Because little actions do make a difference.

    A green resolution may take you slightly out of your comfort zone – or not.  And there are so many simple actions to choose from that it’s easy to find a green resolution that fits your life.

    10 Green Resolutions for 2016

    By picking just ONE of these, you may re-charge your whole "resolution" mindset for 2016.

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