• 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.

  • Catch the Buzz in November!

    Catch the Buzz in November!

    The annual Sustainable Buzz celebrates sustainability in Tampa Bay by featuring the best of our quality of life, including local food, drink, and music.

  • Sea Turtle Secretariat

    Sea Turtle Secretariat

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

  • 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.

  • Mini Grants for Many Groups

    Mini Grants for Many Groups

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

  • Comm[YOU]nity


    Join Sustany's online volunteer connection where Tampa Bay students can match their talents with a local nonprofit or champion their own event.



Sustainable Buzz
Sustainable Buzz
On Nov. 7, 2013, over 700 attended the 6th Annual Buzz and celebrated Sustany’s “locavore” theme.
Check out photos from the 2013 Buzz.

ThinkSustany Blog
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

    Tales of Going Green for 10 downtown businesses

    Tampa, Florida (April 15, 2014) - As ten downtown businesses head toward the finish line of their three-month journey to adopt "going green" practices, they each have their own tales to tell of challenges and the unexpected impacts on their businesses, their expert student advisors, and the City of Tampa!

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    Local Hospital Awarded City of Tampa Green Business Designation

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    The Sustany Foundation (Sustany) and the City of Tampa awarded Florida Hospital Carrollwood with the Green Business Designation at a ceremony in the hospital’s garden on March 19, 2014. As the first hospital in Hillsborough County to be recognized for sustainable practices, Florida Hospital Carrollwood launched a green initiative in 2011 and has since saved 2.4 million kilowatts of energy, 583,307 gallons of water, 71,163 gallons of oil, 3,184 trees and 1,861 cubic yards of landfill.

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    Join us on April 12 for EcoFest, Tampa's Earth Day Event

    Join the Sustany Foundation at EcoFest on April 12th! Sustany will feature Rex Stanford with his Hope Growers Project which recently received a Sustany mini grant. Rex will demonstrate how to turn your old recycle bin into a grow bin.

    EcoFest 2014 is a community event organized by Learning Gate Community School, the City of Tampa and the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability to celebrate the many businesses, organizations, and individuals in the Tampa Bay area dedicated to the principles of sustainability – Ecology, Equity and Economy.

    The 5th Annual EcoFest will be held on Saturday, April 12th at the Lowry Park bandshell area – 7525 N. Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33604. The event will be open to the public from 10:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. Admission to the event is free.

    There will be live music, workshops, demonstrations, informational booths, green living products and services. Some local artists, green businesses, environmental organizations, alternative health practitioners, renewable energy specialists, organic farms and gardens with produce will be in attendance.

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    Ten Downtown Businesses Receive Designation on Earth Day

    The Sustany Foundation and Tampa Downtown Partnership Recognize Sustainable Businesses.

    Local businesses are saving some green as they go green.  As ten downtown Tampa businesses implement sustainability plans, they have discovered sustainability goes hand in hand with business profitability. Under Sustany’s guidance, University of Tampa and University of South Florida student sustainability specialists worked with businesses to evaluate their current operational practices.

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The Sustany Foundation’s Volunteer Initiative

Sustany software matches volunteers to projects.

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

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