What is

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.



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

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





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].

Earth Charter Morality Plays

May 22nd, 2012

In June 2010, a group of Board Members of Earth Charter US went to Zambia to look at our joint project with the Workers Education Association of Zambia called Project COPE.

During that visit, we video recorded two morality plays based on the Earth Charter Principles by the Villagers in Shapi Village. This is their interpretation of how Earth Charter Principles affect their daily lives. You can see them on the Project COPE website by

Clicking Here

Outstanding Achievement - Earth Charter US Website Wins

May 4th, 2012


Outstanding Achievement

- Earth Charter US Website Wins


Bayshore Solutions was awarded for its work on the Earth Charter US website for outstanding design, usability, innovation in technical features, standards compliance and content. Bayshore Solutions’ custom website design  for Earth Charter US focused on educating, communicating and engaging visitors within Earth Charter’s vision while serving as a resource for to organization’s audiences.   To read more about Earth Charter US’ non-profit website design launch, visit:


Join the Sustainable Business Coalition Today

March 6th, 2012

The SBC represents some of the most creative minds in cutting edge sustainable business practices in Tampa Bay. If you value learning and growth, counsel from successful business peers and desire to improve your Triple Bottom Line – People, Planet, Profit, being a coalition member is a must. Read More

Fundraiser at The Tampa Club

January 19th, 2012

Please join us on January 26th at The Tampa Club. 100% of your $5 entry fee will go to fund the good work of Earth Charter US. Event includes complimentary appetizers, great drink prices, networking and positively changing our world. Earth Charter US Fundraiser, The Tampa Club, Thursday, January 26, 2012, 6-8PM, 101 E Kennedy Blvd, Suite 4200, Tampa, FL 33602.

ECUS Sustainable Business Awards

December 19th, 2011

ECUS, in partnership with The University of Tampa, will recognize the most successful sustainable businesses in Tampa Bay at the 4th annual ECUS Sustainable Business Awards luncheon at the UT Vaughn Center, February 24, 2012, 11:30am to 1:00pm.  Read More