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
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.
Job Description: Tampa Bay based not-for-profit promoting sustainability seeks a Development Director to create and implement a development plan that will support the current initiatives and future growth of the organization. The individual must be willing to perform hands-on fund raising and initiate a start-up development effort with limited resources. Must be a self-starter willing to work independently and with volunteers. Reports to President and Board of Directors.
- Create and implement annual development plan and strategy
- Lead and manage the organization’s overall development efforts and increase budget
- Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential donors and sponsors
- Develop and grow individual and corporate donor base, manage annual giving campaign, cultivate major gifts
- Write grant proposals and reports to corporate, foundation, and government funders
- Manage Board of Directors in a fundraising capacity
- Perform other duties as assigned by President and Board of Directors
by Alison Lueders, Great Green Content
The Sustainable Business Coalition of Tampa Bay and the University of Tampa celebrated 7 winners of the 2014 Sustainable Business Awards luncheon last month.
7 businesses took home a Sustainable Business Award.
The award recognizes each business for “outstanding sustainable business practices and their commitments to people, planet and profit.” Each of these businesses makes Tampa Bay a healthier, better place to live.
And the winners are:
- Elutions Inc. – which offers clients energy management solutions for buildings. Given that buildings account for about 40% of greenhouse gas emissions, products that help buildings use less energy make a huge difference.
- Triad Cleaning Solutions – This company offers green cleaning products and services that improve indoor air quality for clients. And for commercial clients, using such products enables them to apply for LEED certification.
- Bayshore Solutions – This web design, web development and digital marketing solutions company is a repeat winner. It’s good to see businesses become greener each year!
- The Refinery – This farm-to-table restaurant does a fantastic job. (I’ve eaten there.) According to their website, “we set the bar high when it comes to what we put on the plate. If it wasn’t grown in Florida or produced using ethically sound methods, you probably won’t find it here.” ‘Nuf said.
- Advanced Healthcare Partners. This is a health management and consulting company. At the Awards luncheon, AHP announced that they were becoming Regenerative Medical Solutions (RMS). RMS/Lung Institute utilizes stem cells from the patient’s own body to treat lung disease.
- Suncoast Food Alliance – Tampa has a growing “farm-to-table” movement. This company helps put farmers together with chefs, so that their fresh produce, eggs or meat get to the restaurants at the peak of flavor.
- Landmarc Contracting -This construction and renovation firm is a certified Lead-Safe business. According to the EPA, “Home repairs that create even a small amount of lead dust are enough to poison your child and put your family at risk. If you live in a home or apartment that was built before 1978 and are planning a renovation or repair project, make sure you renovate right with a Lead-Safe Certified contractor.” Like Landmarc.
These winners take the long view
Congratulations to all the winners! And kudos to the Sustainable Business Coalition of Tampa and the University of Tampa for hosting this event. Until next year!
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