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Students and the Straz – Creating a Sustainable Theater Space

In 2015, the Sustany® Sustainable Business Program (SSBP) dove in to help the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts  assess practices in several areas including lighting, energy, waste and data – its “sustainability profile,” if you will. “The Straz” is a premier performance space that has graced Tampa Bay since 1987. While the building is

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2015 Sustainable Business Awards

The 2015 Sustainable Business Awards were a great success! Congratulations to the 2015 Sustainable Business Award Winners! 2015 Award Winners Large Business Category: Accuform Manufacturing, Inc. JJ Taylor Distributing Florida, Inc. Sykes Enterprises, Inc. Small Business Category: Abby’s Health & Nutrition Java Planet Organic Coffee Roasters, Inc. NaturZone Pest Control Pasco Iron & Metal Seminole Heights

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“First We Eat” Food Truck At Earth Day Celebration

by Santosh Mathew Earth week and Earth Day are always interesting challenges.  While most people say they want to help save the environment, many find that making the necessary changes is hard.  So how do you take advantage of the attention around Earth Day? What will draw another person into the path of sustainability? Passion.

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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

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7th Annual Sustainable Business Awards June 10, 2015

TAMPA, FL — The Sustainable Business Coalition of Tampa Bay, Inc. and the University of Tampa Center for Ethics announced today that the annual Sustainable Business Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the University of Tampa’s Vaughn Center.  Now in their 7th year, the Sustainable Business Awards, sponsored by the Sustany® Foundation,

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10 Tips for Enjoying a Sustainable Spring

by Alison Lueders, Great Green Content Spring has arrived, and with it the chance to enjoy the outdoors, shake off those winter blahs, and get moving! While Tampa Bay has not endured the less-than-wonderful winter weather of our northern neighbors, we’re ready for warmer temperatures and longer days. Happily, it’s easy to bake sustainable actions

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Tiny Bubbles Could Save the Planet

Dave shares this from Bloomburg. There are two ways to cut down on our greenhouse-gas emissions: Reduce the amount we make or limit how much of what we make actually gets into the atmosphere.  It’s the second solution that researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory want to tackle with cute caviar-sized bubbles that can

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The Sustany® Foundation Announces New Executive Director

TAMPA, FL – The Sustany® Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of the Tampa Bay community by promoting sustainability, has announced the selection of Jennifer Silva as its new executive director. Silva will take on leadership of the Sustany® Foundation as the organization looks to grow and increase its impact

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Students Serve as Sustainability Consultants for Straz Center

Feb 11, 2015, From Patel College of Global Sustainability: On January 28th, 2015, students from the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability and USF School of Geosciences started the first leg of a 12-week internship to assess sustainability practices at the Straz Center as part of the Sustany® Sustainable Business Program (SSBP). The SSBP, established by

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Climate Change’s Bottom Line

Burt Helm in the New York Times writes: It was 8 degrees in Minneapolis on a recent January day, and out on Interstate 394, snow whipped against the windshields of drivers on their morning commutes. But inside the offices of Cargill, the food conglomerate, Greg Page, the company’s executive chairman, felt compelled to talk about

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