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Earth Charter US

Our Mission Statement

The Earth Charter US (ECUS) mission is to inspire, educate, and engage people in the United States to implement The Earth Charter's vision and principles in their personal lifestyles, institutional policies/practices, educational policies/curricula, and community initiatives.


Earth Charter Children, Youth, and Parenting

Networking Breakfast Update

August 19th, 2013


Sustainable business enthusiasts enjoyed connecting with likeminded folks while admiring Uriah Urban Farms’ Living Wall of produce at the Roosevelt 2.0 on Friday, August 16. The event was organized by Earth Charter US in partnership with the University of Tampa’s Center for Ethics and hosted by David Smiles from Coastal Wipers and Uriah Urban Farms.


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Neil Beckingham-Mosaic Company, Shani Kruljac—Kessler Consulting, Mary Milne—Tampa Bay Times Forum, Don Ross—Kessler Consulting, Dan Verreault—University of Tampa’s Center for Ethics and Jan Roberts, Earth Charter US

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Miriam Zimms from Kessler Consulting speaking about upcoming Waste Resource Management Forum being held at University of Tampa’s Vaughn Center on October 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

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Stephen Koontz from Tampa Bay Trane and Marco Oliveri from Delta M.

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Jan Barna—Kreher Architects, Nancy Walker—Walker Brands and Jennifer Baldwin—BKS Partners.

Shani Kruljac-Kessler Consulting, Angela Ruth--Tampa Downtown Partners and Brent Fernandez, University of Tampa's Center for Ethics Board.

Shani Kruljac—Kessler Consulting, Angela Ruth—Tampa Downtown Partnership and Brent Fernandez—University of Tampa’s Center for Ethics Advisory Board.

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George Sherman and Val Gallina—Earth Charter US learning about Uriah Urban Farms’ Living Wall from designer David Smiles.


July 4th, 2013

Earth Charter US Sustainable Business Coalition in partnership with the University of Tampa Center for Ethics Invites you to join Sustainable Business Leaders at a Networking Breakfast Friday, August 16 from 7:30 am to 9 am at the Roosevelt 2.0  “A Creative Urban Renewal Space Where Produce Grows on Walls” located at 1812 N. 15th St. in Ybor City

Do not miss this stimulating opportunity to connect with others who are engaged in People, Planet and Profit practices to strengthen the triple bottom line economy in this region.

$10. To register Click here http://tinyurl.com/mfnrxm3

For more information, please contact [email protected];


Earth Charter Fest

June 26th, 2013

A fantastic celebration of the Earth Charter!

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Earth Charter Fest is a three day festival from November 1 to 3 with exhibitions, concerts, films and banquets to “Celebrate & Promote the Wellbeing of People & the Planet through Conviviality, Arts & Culture”. Fest activities reflect the Earth Charter principles for Respect for Nature, Human Rights, Economic Justice and a Culture of Peace.

Participating venues include Museum of Science & Industry, The Florida Aquarium, Tampa Theatre, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Julian Lane Riverfront Park, WEDU Television Broadcast Studio, and Café Hey.

2013 Sustainable Business Awards

March 13th, 2013

logo sba 2013 Over 200 Tampa Bay business and community leaders celebrated this year’s thirteen outstanding companies that were recognized for sustainable business practices at the Fifth Annual Earth Charter US (ECUS) Sustainable Business Awards luncheon held at the University of Tampa on April 12th. See More


The Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) recognize local for-profit businesses in the Tampa Bay area engaged in practices that increase economic opportunities and improve the environment, employees and community. A sustainable business focuses on the well being of people, planet and profit and contributions to building a sustainable economy in Tampa Bay. Award criteria and business evaluation is accomplished by UT MBA students under the guidance of Sykes College of Business faculty.

SBA winners are businesses that make sustainable choices for their community, employees, health of our planet and the long-term stability and profitability of their businesses. They are inspiring, and they make a difference! 2008-2012 SBA Winners