Beaches Go Green, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, aims to create awareness and education around the waste that we produce and how it impacts our planet and our health. With a focus on plastic pollution, we are encouraging people to take small steps to decrease their plastic consumption and overall waste. We believe that through awareness and education, people will make small changes in their lives that will add up to BIG changes for the greater health of the planet. Visit beachesgogreen.org for more information.
Buddy System is a young, Miami-based nonprofit fighting food insecurity by creating innovative ways to engage our community, empowering neighbors to support neighbors, beginning with access to free, healthy food. Through our Miami Community Fridge initiative, we host 10 community fridges across the city, serving thousands of people across Miami and combating food waste. For more information, visit www.buddysystemmia.com.
Coastal Connections Inc. exists to protect coastal habitats through educating and connecting people to the environment. We achieve our mission by fostering engaging and immersive experiences surrounding sea turtle conservation and sustainability. Together, these two focal areas have the ability to change people's perception of environmental friendliness standards and will change our future for the greener. For more information visit www.coastal-connections.org.
Environmental Learning Center in Indian River County, Florida mission is to educate, inspire and empower all people to be active stewards of the environment and their own well-being. Our 64-acre island campus is surrounded by the Indian River Lagoon, an Estuary of National Significance, home to over 4,000 species of plants and animals and our Nation’s first National Wildlife Refuge, Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. Through programming, recreation opportunities, events, and community stewardship projects the ELC helps people connect with, protect, and preserve local natural resources and wild spaces. See more at discoverELC.org
Experience Kissimmee operates as a public/private partnership with Osceola County government as the official travel and tourism authority for Kissimmee, FL. Our mission is to create economic opportunity for our community by driving visitation to the destination. We develop and implement programs that encourage more than 8,000,000 overnight guests each year through collaborating and partnering with over 900 businesses. Visit ExperienceKissimmee.com
Film Florida is a statewide not-for-profit entertainment production trade association run by volunteer members of the industry. The organization provides a leadership role in Florida's film, television, production & digital media/tech industry by representing a coalition of interests, including private industry, local film commissions, industry associations, educational institutions, students, and labor organizations. For more, visit filmflorida.org
Florida Festivals & Events Association has been promoting and strengthening the festival, event and fair industry in Florida for over 25 years through professional development and networking. FFEA currently supports more than 700 event industry professional members including major festivals, fairs, non-profit organizations, Chambers of Commerce, and Tourism and Government Agencies. FFEA members collectively represent 5,500 events with over 30 million attendees annually.
For More information, visit ffea.com
Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE) fosters collaboration through networking and educational events, online communities and resources that provide professional development for all association positions and career-stages. FSAE believes in reducing the footprints of our meetings as much as possible and have moved toward green meetings over the past several years. In addition to reducing waste, we include a philanthropy element in our Annual Conferences to support a local non-profit as well as donating leftover food to the community through organizations like the Sustainable Events Network. For more information go to FSAE.org
Green Lodging News, the lodging industry’s leading environment-focused publication, consists of a website (www.greenlodgingnews.com), weekly e-newsletter, and weekly Green Supplier Spotlight e-blasts. Published by Glenn Hasek, President of Hasek Communications L.L.C., you can subscribe to Green Lodging News by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEANS Database is a nonprofit food recovery platform, connecting businesses with excess food, such as restaurants, grocery stores, and caterers, to nearby emergency food providers, like food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters. Since 2015, we’ve recovered more than 3.8 million pounds of food across the country, and our work has been recognized by organizations like CNN and Starbucks.
For more information go to MeansDatabase.org
MORAES (Marine Order for Research and Action through Environmental Stewardship) is an environmental research organization located in Miami, FL founded with the intent to inspire, promote, and RETAIN local marine ecologists. We want to continue engaging in cutting-edge scientific research aimed at understanding, improving, and protecting our South Florida marine resources through collaborative community involvement and stewardship. Visit soflomoraes.com for more information.
MUSE (Members United for Sustainable Events) is a membership organization providing the event industry inspiration, education and community to increase the positive impacts of our events. Sustainability is a necessary skill and knowledge set for everyone in the event industry. Producing sustainable events will enhance your industry reputation and increase your opportunities. MUSE is a hub to access the tools and connections you need to achieve the triple bottom line: people, planet, profit. Visit www.museusa.org
Oceanic Global inspires us to care deeply for the ocean and provides solutions to protect it. The international non-profit sheds light on humanity’s essential relationship to the ocean and empowers individuals, communities, and industries to create positive change. Oceanic Global creates educational experiences, consults on sustainable operations, and engages local communities to generate measurable impact for our collective wellbeing. #CareDeeply Visit www.oceanic.global.
Recycle Florida Today, Inc. (RFT) is Florida’s leading recycling association, with the objective to promote recycling and waste reduction in the state of Florida. As a non-profit professional organization RFT provides numerous opportunities for education and networking throughout the year. RFT represents hundreds of recycling and environmental professionals throughout the state from the public, private and non-profit sectors. Our organization strives to keep its members on the cutting edge of recycling information and technology through conferences, workshops and on-site educational tours and legislation.
Learn more at RecycleFloridaToday.Org
St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches, also known as Florida’s Historic Coast, is the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the United States. The destination was settled by Spanish explorers in 1565, but it has also been home to many cultures—Native American, Greek, Minorcan, French and British. You’ll find this diversity influences everything from food to architecture, shopping to entertainment and in the many festivals and special events throughout the year. Learn more at floridashistoriccoast.com
The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) is a professional association with 2,500 members located in 90 countries, working in corporations, agencies, airlines, cruise companies, and across the entire destination supply chain focused on Incentive Travel. The sustainability policy of SITE Florida & Caribbean, is to foster and implement initiatives that support sustainability in planning and managing meetings, conferences and events. SITE Florida & Caribbean is committed to establishing a position of sustainability leadership in our industry and providing the resources and support for continual improvement. Learn more at SITEFloridaCaribbean.org
Skal Orlando Skal is the only international organization bringing together all sectors of the travel, hospitality, and tourism industry together while networking, conducting business and helping communities locally, nationally, and internationally. Skal has over 380 clubs in 87 countries around the world. Skal International has been actively promoting sustainable tourism for over 20 years. For more information and how to join Skal Orlando visit www.skalorlando.com.
United Against Poverty is a registered 501c3 nonprofit with campuses in Indian River County, Orlando, and St. Lucie County Florida. Our mission is to serve those in poverty by providing crisis care, case management, transformative education, food and household subsidy, employment training and active referrals to other collaborative social service providers. UP collaborates with Community Partners to inspire and empower people living in poverty to lift themselves and their families to economic self-sufficiency. Visit unitedagainstpoverty.org