Hillsborough County and The Sustany Foundation to help local businesses Go Green
Kick Off March 11th!
TAMPA, FL – The Sustany Foundation has received funding support from Hillsborough County to launch a new program that provides workshops, classes and one-on-one mentoring to Hillsborough County businesses interested in becoming more sustainable. It was introduced by Commissioner Kemp and was unanimously supported by the Board of County Commissioners to further sustainability initiatives in the County and help local businesses. The first workshop is scheduled for Wednesday March 11th.
Sustainability@Work is a series of free monthly workshops designed for start-ups and small businesses. The workshops will address why it is important to consider implementing these practices in the start-up phase and how to leverage these actions into greater cost savings, market share and profitability.
Participants will have the opportunity to meet and hear from local sustainability experts, green teams and other businesses. The goal is to provide a practical approach and a few simple actions with each session that all participants can implement immediately following the workshop. After each workshop, attendees will be able to:
Understand the sustainability concept presented and how to apply it to their business
Have at least one sustainable action that can be easily and immediately implemented
Know where to go for assistance or additional resources on the topic
Participants may attend one, some, or all of the sessions. Workshops will take place monthly at the Entrepreneur Collaborative Center (ECC), 2101 E. Palm Avenue, Tampa FL 33605 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM.
WORKSHOP 1: Wednesday March 11, 2020
SUSTAINABILITY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES:
WHY YOUR START-UP SHOULD GO GREEN
WORKSHOP 2: Wednesday April 8, 2020
ENVIRONMENTAL PILLAR I:
UNDERSTANDING YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
WORKSHOP 3: Thursday May 14, 2020
ENVIRONMENTAL PILAR II:
REDUCING WASTE – REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE RIGHT
WORKSHOP 4: Tuesday June 2, 2020
THE SOCIAL PILLAR:
CREATING YOUR CULTURE AND BUILDING A GREEN TEAM
WORKSHOP 5: Thursday July 16, 2020
GOOD GOVERNANCE AND SUSTAINABLE INVESTING:
ESG FOR START-UPS AND SMALL BUSINESS
WORKSHOP 6: Wednesday August 12, 2020
MARKETING YOUR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS:
WHY HOW YOU TELL YOUR STORY MATTERS
WORKSHOP 7: Wednesday September 9, 2020
A LOOK AT VARIOUS GREEN BUSINESS CERTIFICATIONS
THE GREEN ECONOMY, GREEN TECH AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISES
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Workshops are free but registration is required. You can visit the ECC calendar to register:
About Sustany: Founded in 2007 as a 501c3 non-profit, the Sustany Foundation is dedicated to advancing sustainability initiatives in the Tampa Bay region and has served as the leading resource for the sustainable business community for over a decade. Through education, collaboration and impactful programs, Sustany promotes environmental stewardship and social responsibility to protect and preserve our unique quality of life in Tampa Bay, now and for future generations. Visit www.sustany.org to learn more.