Four Fantastic Events to Celebrate Earth Day!

by Alison Lueders, Great Green Content

Ah, April! For the folks at Sustany® it’s a favorite month because “Earth Day” – on April 22 – really lasts all month.  It’s hard to believe it’s the 45th anniversary of this global celebration of our home planet. And Tampa Bay has plenty going on to mark the occasion.

Check out the four events below and join Sustany® for food, fun and information.

Wednesday, April 15:

  • Hillsborough Community College Beyond Sustainability Showcase:  The Showcase is held in the Student Services Building on the HCC Ybor City Campus, Room YSSB 307-308. 1320 E. Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605. 2:30 – 8 pm. This event brings HCC students and members of the public together to share information about how to make their daily lives more sustainable. “Sustainability” is a word frequently used today, but many people don’t know how each of us can contribute to improving our world. The event will demonstrate how the ways we use water, energy, and chemicals at home dramatically affects our environment. The showcase will also highlight actions that students and staff at HCC have taken in their lives to safeguard the environment.  Admission is free.


Saturday, April 18

  • EcoFest 2015:  This event has grown so popular that it is no longer held at the Learning Gate school campus. This year it’s being held at the Lowry Park band shell area. And with sponsors including the Patel School of Global Sustainability and the Sustany® Foundation, it will be bigger and better than ever. This event celebrates the many businesses, organizations, and individuals in the Tampa Bay area dedicated to the principles of sustainability – Ecology, Equity and Economy. The 6th Annual EcoFest will be held at 7525 N. Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33604. The event will be open to the public from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Admission  is free.


Tuesday, April 21:

  • Hillsborough Community College Earth Day Event. This year’s event takes place from 10 am – 2 pm at 4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd in Tampa. Sustany® will have a booth there, along with other local community organizations. This event is for faculty and students of HCC.


Wednesday, April 22:

  • University of Tampa Earth Day event. The SEAC (Student Environmental Action Coalition) at UT is hosting their Earth Day Event from 11 am to 3 pm. There will be tables around the main courtyard on campus, where different student organizations will share their sustainable activities. The Sustany® Foundation will be there to talk to students about Sustany®’s programs within the Tampa Bay community.


We hope to see you there!