Update From Our Founder

Happy Friday,

I hope everyone is having a great summer.

The last month has been very active; thanks to everyone for your efforts. A few highlights:

• Robert Rorebeck led a cleanup at the Seaplane Basin on June 30th that turned out to be very timely in the aftermath of Debbie. It was well attended and included folks from Emerge Tampa Bay, UT, and Davis Island residents; great job, Robert, thank you for your leadership.

•  Sustany® funded a mini-grant for community Stepping Stones, again led by Robert Rorebeck, who presented a check on our behalf. We are looking forward to an update on goings on there.

• Under Dewey Davis-Thompson’s direction, our blog and calendar are up and running and the content is excellent. If you have not been reading Alison Lueders blog posts, you are missing out. As always, please forward any relevant content to Dewey for posting.

• The Green Business Designation Program continues to progress: we added a new business, 22Squared, this month (thanks to Janet Harrison and ECO2Assets); our intern, Erin Cece, is leading marketing and sales efforts; and we received the RFP from the City of Tampa this week to renew our management contract.

• Finally, plans for the 5th Annual Sustainable Buzz are starting to take shape. In conjunction with the Straz Center, we have agreed upon Thursday, November 8th, as the date, so mark your calendars!  We welcome recruits for the event committee. Come get Buzzed early!