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2013 Sustainable Business Awards

March 13th, 2013

logo sba 2013Celebrate & Connect with Business & Community Sustainability Leaders at the 5th Annual Awards 
Join 2013 Award Winners ranging from a global manufacturing company to innovative for-profit business models and previous award winners in an atmosphere of celebration and enthusiasm to build an economy based on social and environmental responsibility. April 12th 11:30 to 1 pm at University of Tampa Click Here


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

Challenging Tampa Bay to Achieve More in Sustainable Biz Practices

October 6th, 2012

from Tampa Bay Business Journal by Herb Goetschius

As a former president of local steel company, McNichols, one of my proudest moments was receiving the Earth Charter US Sustainable Business Award on behalf of the company. It’s a distinction recognizing local businesses in the Tampa Bay area engaged in practices that increase economic opportunities and improve the environment, employees and community. Read More

What Made EVOS a Sustainable Business Award Winner?

October 6th, 2012

EVOS mission states ”EVOS is committed to being America’s healthier fast food leader by providing our customers with exceptional food, value and service in a great environment. We are guided by corporate beliefs that benefit and create value for our shareholders, our customers, our team-members, our communities and our planet.” Read More

Tampa Bay Lightning Community & Environmental Initiatives: Elevate Your Game!

August 20th, 2012

The Tampa Bay Lightning organization, a 2008 Sustainable Business Award winner, invests significantly in community service in Tampa Bay because its community is at the core of the organization. The Lightning mission is to make a difference in the community and in the environment for today and future generations. This year, the Tampa Bay Times Forum reinvented itself with over $40 million in improvements that have revolutionized the facility and have set new standards for environmental responsibility. As we learn about these Lightning initiatives from VP of Operations Mary Milne and tour the Forum, we’ll learn how we can make a difference in Tampa Bay and elevate our game!

October 9, 2012, 8:00-9:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

Tampa Bay Times Forum
PNC Bank Club
401 Channelside Drive Tampa, FL 33602

SBC Members $10
Non-members $20





Marketing the Sustainable Things You Do

August 8th, 2012

Marketing the Sustainable Things You Do

EVOS embeds their sustainable business practices into their marketing in a fun and engaging way. Get the inside view with EVOS Founder Alkis Crassas and exchange ideas about integrating your community, environmental and sustainable practices into marketing messages on your website, social media and advertising. Inspire, educate and attract more business your wayREGISTER

Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 8:00-9:15 a.m.
Delicious EVOS Continental Breakfast!

EVOS Restaurant, 609 S. Howard Ave.
Tampa, Florida 33606

SBC Members $10
Non-members $20

Noble Juice: A Business Built on the Strength of a Recipe

July 26th, 2012

How did a tangerine juice recipe launch a successful business and inspire sustainability? That is the story of Noble Juice, winner of a 2012 Sustainable Business Award and a 2008 Produce Marketing Association Impact Award. Learn about the company’s innovative practices and the next chapter in their story of environmental sustainability. Read More

The Sustany Foundation Quarterly Beach Clean-Up at the Davis Islands Seaplane Basin June 30th

June 22nd, 2012

In conjunction with City/County ‘Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful’, the clean-up is Saturday June 30th from 8:30 till 11:30. Sustany will provide water, plastic bags, and those groovy pick-up sticks so come on out and help Sustany keep Tampa Bay beautiful!

Contact Robert Rorebeck to let him know you’re coming! [email protected]

Sirata Beach Resort and The Florida Aquarium Annual Sea Oats Planting June 30th

June 11th, 2012


Sirata Beach Resort has partnered with The Florida Aquarium, City of St. Pete Beach and Pinellas County Environmental Management to bring a large-scale sea oat planting project to St. Pete Beach. Volunteers ages 12 and older are needed. The effort will take place on Saturday, June 30th starting at 9:00am behind the Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, small hand shovels, sun block, hats, beach shoes, watering cans or milk jugs, and knee pads if desired.

Parking passes and bottled water will be provided. Planting of native vegetation like sea oats helps form and maintain sand dunes, critical to controlling beach erosion. Come and help us save our beaches! To volunteer, contact Adam Duff at [email protected].

HOK Architects Partners with USGBC on Project Haiti Orphanage and Children’s Center

June 5th, 2012

The lives of thousands of children were devastated by the magnitude 7.0 earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010. HOK, a 2008 ECUS Sustainable Business Award winner, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) are teaming up to build a new children’s center.

“We have developed the design’s core principles around a balance of social, economic and environmental concerns,” says HOK vice president Thomas Knittel. HOK’s goal for the project was to create a facility with net zero water and waste. The Project Haiti Orphanage and Children’s Center will be built with sustainability in mind and will “tell many of these children for the first time in their lives they are valued, they deserve to breathe clean air, they have the right to live in comfort, and they are cared about,” according to the USGBC website. Read More

Creative Sign Designs Launches Executive Discovery Program

June 3rd, 2012

What do the signs for the Straz Center, Dali Museum and Leroy Selmon’s have in common? They were all created by 2011 Sustainable Business Award winner Creative Sign Designs. Find out about this innovative company and their latest plan to achieve even greater excellence through their Executive Discovery Program. Read More