Local Resources

Sustainability Resources for Tampa Bay


Bike/Walk Tampa Bay
Bike/Walk Tampa Bay is a regional coalition of citizens, advocates, professionals and allied organizations created to make walking and bicycling the preferred modes of transportation in the Tampa Bay region.

Climate Reality Action Fund
The Climate Reality Action Fund is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded by Nobel Laureate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. Using targeted public advocacy campaigns through grassroots organizing and lobbying, the Action Fund represents a commitment to the bold action necessary to solve the climate crisis.

Earth Force
Earth Force engages young people as active citizens who improve the environment and their communities now and in the future. Suncoast Earth Force opened its doors in the summer of 2000 and has seen continual growth in the number of educators and students it serves. Without the educators, Community Board, donors, volunteers and supporters, Suncoast would not be where it is today.

Earth Sage
Compare solar quotes online from pre-screened solar installers. Installers compete for your business to give you more options and the best deal.

Electronics and Appliances Recycling at Best Buy
See the full list of technology products and appliances that Best Buy recycles – and those that they do not accept.

Electronics Recycling by Location
Search for technology recycling center locations near you by inputting your city, address, or zip code.

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful
Our mission is to provide environmental education and volunteer opportunities that develop individual responsibility and environmental stewardship. More simply, we foster personal inspiration through environmental motivation. Since 1989, we’ve provided Bay-area residents of all ages with opportunities for meaningful service.

Nature’s Academy, Inc.
Nature’s Academy, Inc. is a non-profit environmental educational company based in the greater Tampa Bay area. Programs aim to educate individuals about the complexity of Earth’s ecosystems and inspire them to become better stewards of our limited resources.

Suncoast Youth Conservation Center
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) partnered with TECO and The Florida Aquarium to create the Suncoast Youth Conservation Center (SYCC) located in sunny Apollo Beach. The 6,000 square foot building offers indoor and outdoor classroom space and is the educational hub for the Florida Conservation and Technology Center.

Tampa Bay Conservancy
Tampa Bay Conservancy is a land conservation organization devoted to protecting the region’s natural, agricultural and scenic heritage. The geographic focus of the Tampa Bay Conservancy includes Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Manatee Counties with the potential to explore protection initiatives beyond these boundaries. Special thanks to the Elizabeth Ordway Dunn Foundation for all of their support.

Tampa Bay Estuary Program
The mission of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program is to build partnerships to restore and protect Tampa Bay through implementation of a scientifically sound, community-based management plan.

Tampa Bay Watch
Tampa Bay Watch, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit stewardship program dedicated exclusively to the charitable and scientific purpose of protecting and restoring the marine and wetland environments of the Tampa Bay estuary. Tampa Bay Watch trains and organizes citizen volunteers, students, at-risk youth, and civic organizations to participate in environmental projects while heightening community awareness of the fragile nature and importance of the environment.

The Recycling Journey
Discover how your garbage gets another life. Check out the key steps six materials go through to become new products.

US Green Building Council, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
The USGBC Florida Chapter combines the resources and talents of seven regions across the state. The volunteer-governed organization brings increased collaboration and coordination to green building and sustainable communities throughout Florida.

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