December 2, 2010
On behalf of The Sustany® Foundation and all of our event partners, we would like to thank you for your attendance at our 3rd Annual Sustainable Buzz held on November 11. This year’s Buzz emphasized “The Art of Sustainability” and featured the art and photography of well-known Florida artists including Carlton Ward Jr, Taylor Ikin, Stephen Gregory, Brenda Gregory, Bill York, and Angela Dickerson. If you saw anything of particular interest, please let us know and we are happy to put you in touch with the artist.
Thanks to our partners, Johnson Brothers Liquor Company, Vintage Wine Cellars, West Palm Wines, Tampa Bay Brewing Company and The Fresh Market, you were able to sample the best in organic and fine wines and micro-brews, as well as indulge in delicious locally produced light cuisine provided by Café Hey and Magnolia Organics, while listenening to the music of Jazz Guitarist, Tom Jemmott. And if you had a taste for something a little different, Tampa writer and publicist Paul Abercrombie demonstrated his mixology skills by serving up organic cocktails from his book “Organic, Shaken and Stirred: Hip Highballs, Modern Martinis, and Other Totally Green Cocktails”.
This year other generous partners included Tampa Tank-Florida Structural Steel, EcoAsset Solutions, Conex Recycling, Robert and Liz Sanchez Family, Ella’s American Folk Art Café, The Avenu, Internet Adept, and Beck Construction. While the Buzz is about fun and awareness, the Foundation is dependent upon the support of its contributors.
After three years, The Sustany® Foundation continues to grow and advance its mission of improving quality of life in the Tampa Bay area through sustainable practices. Increasingly, Sustany® is enjoying success via participation and partnerships in several areas. Sustany®, just an idea three short years ago, continues to make a difference in people’s understanding of and involvement in what it means to be ‘sustainable.’ And, thanks to the interest and help of supporters like you, we are able to continue to do that.
It was great see everyone and share some wine and ideas about sustainability in Tampa Bay. We sincerely hope everyone enjoyed ‘the Buzz’ and we are already looking forward to next year’s event. For those of you who missed it, we look forward to seeing you next November. Everyone’s commitment to helping Sustany® promote a culture of sustainability in our community is sincerely appreciated.
Again, thank you for your generous support of our efforts.
Brian Curry, Executive Director
David H. Reed, President
Thanks to our sponsors!
Title Sponsor $5,000
Strategic Sponsor $250 +
Robert and Liz Sanchez Family
Vintage Wine Sellers
Oko Wines/Johnson Brothers Liquor Company
Stewards $100 – $249
West Palm Wines
Tampa Bay Brewing