What We Do
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. Read our 2013 Impact Report.
Sustany invites YOU to volunteer, partner, and support our programs which promote sustainability through education, investment, and culture. Get Involved Today
Every week ThinkSustany bloggers bring us the latest local news and sustainability features from around the world.
Sustainable Business Program
Sustany and the City of Tampa work with businesses to audit, improve, and celebrate the sustainable practices of their operations.
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
The Straz Center will present its 2015 Eco Performance Series with help from a Sustany mini-grant. The mini-grant will support performances by three different National Geographic explorer-speakers and a school field trip series performance of “Steve Trash: Rockin’ Eco Hero”. Steve Trash will give educational performances featuring lessons in ecology.
The goals of the Eco Performance Series are to provide educational programming that will help to spark needed conversation about planetary stewardship, sustainability, recycling, and other issues as well as to provide access to this programming to underserved Tampa Bay children and families.
The Eco Performance Series will run from January 2015- May 2015 and will feature speakers such as Steve Winter, Carsten Peter, and Jim Richardson.
For more information about Sustany mini-grants click here.
by Alison Lueders, Great Green Content
The Sustany Foundation has approved a mini-grant for the Tampa Eden Project (TEP). The $500 grant will enable TEP to partner with The Well – programs run by a non-profit called the Underground – to build a vegetable garden at the Well’s new location on Florida Avenue.
Both organizations provide fresh food and other supplies to the poor. The new vegetable garden will be used to train people to grow their own food, as well as providing free, fresh, and local food to guests at The Well. The raised garden bed will have a micro-irrigation system that optimizes water consumption.
The Tampa Eden Project teaches people to grow their own food.
The new garden will be built and planted soon, so TEP will be planting fall crops. These include cucumbers, pumpkins, peppers, tomatoes, beans, and squashes, to name just a few. Every season they will re-do the beds with help from volunteers in the community.
Save the Dates!
Everyone can get in on the action. The garden installation day is set for the month of September. Natalia Dengler, Director of TEP says, “We would love the greater community to join ours at the Well during the garden installation and workdays.” Contact her at 813-340-6942 or at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org). Also “Like” the Well or Tampa Eden Project on Facebook to keep up with the latest events.
The project is open to everyone. Natalia says, “We love to have people from all backgrounds work together for a common cause, and gardening is a good one for interaction and bonding. People should contact me to set up a volunteering time.”
Gardening is great for interaction and bonding.
A Perfect Match
The Sustany Foundation has long supported efforts to increase awareness of and access to fresh, healthy and local foods. Indeed, the theme for last year’s Sustainable Buzz was “Farm-to-Table.” So the Tampa Eden Project aligns perfectly with Sustany’s commitment to fresh, healthy food for all.
For more information about the Tampa Eden project, contact Natalia Dengler at 813-340-6942 (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information about mini-grants from the Sustany Foundation, click here.
Good Day Tampa Bay host Lindsay Milbourne featured two Sustany Sustainable Business Program restaurants on Fox 13 this week. Eric Weinstein at Zudars and Sing Xuan Hurt at Anise Global Gastrobar showcased their sustainable business operations.
Click here to watch the clip at Fox News
From The Economist:
[It was] the hottest May ever, says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The world’s average surface temperature was 0.74°C above its 20th-century average. Alaska was almost 2°C above its 1971-2000 level.
The heat has brought American business out in a rash. Two weeks after President Barack Obama proposed new rules ordering power stations to cut carbon emissions, the bosses of several big firms (including Coca-Cola and General Mills) demanded that other governments get on with it and negotiate a treaty on greenhouse gases. Now Michael Bloomberg, a former New York mayor, and several other gazillionaires—including three former Treasury secretaries—have come up with new forecasts of the economic damage that climate change might do. Their study is notable for its wealth of detail and for concentrating on things you can see.
Read the rest here.
The Sustany Foundation’s Volunteer Initiative
Be Part of Our Comm[YOU]nity
Our latest initiative is a way to help volunteers of all ages connect with opportunities to promote sustainability in the local area. Our student volunteers christened the new program Comm[YOU]nity and you can be a part of it by going to volunteer.sustany.org. Sign up today!
New Volunteer Opportunities at Comm[YOU]nity
Sustany Comm[YOU]nity Volunteers
Bring a Smile and Deliver a Meal
Sponsor: Meals On Wheels Of Tampa | Location: Tampa, FL 33603
We need 66 volunteers a day to deliver to over 700 recipients in the Tampa. . . more
Morning Harvest Help
Sponsor: Sweetwater Organic Community Farm | Location: Tampa, FL 33634
Every Thursday and Sunday morning our farm team meets at 7:30am in the barn to. . . more
Saturday Volunteer Opportunities
Sponsor: The Sustainable Living Project | Location: Tampa, FL 33606
Every Saturday the garden is open from 9:30-11:30 for volunteers! more
Sustainable Buzz Committee
Sponsor: Sustany Foundation | Location: Tampa, FL 33606
The Sustainable Buzz is Sustany’s annual fundraiser and local food, craft beer, and organic wine. . . more
ThinkSustany Assistant Bloggers
Sponsor: Sustany Foundation | Location: Tampa, FL 33606
ThinkSustany is Sustany’s website blog which covers current Sustany programs and events as well as. . . more
Visit volunteer.sustany.org for more Comm[YOU]nity volunteer opportunities