At the Tampa Convention Center we invite everyone to become involved in our environmental programs. We are committed to delivering exceptional service to our clients and that includes participating in programs that help protect our environment. Whether you join us in our current initiatives, create your own, or need additional information, please contact your convention services manager. You can make a difference.
Community Enrichment Programs
Teaching Tools for Hillsborough Schools has been the recipient of thousands of extra convention materials that would have required return shipping or ended up in a landfill. Through the donations of clients and their exhibitors, our teachers are able to select tote bags, book bags, note pads, pens, pencils, calculators, books, and other promotional items for their classrooms.
We are committed to a long-term strategy that supports, protects, and enhances the environment and preserves our natural resources by offering sustainable foods whenever possible. We are proud to donate unused food to local charities including Metropolitan Ministries, Salvation Army, and Feeding America Tampa Bay. Our most successful donation generated over 9,000 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Habitat for Humanity appreciates the many carpet remnants, scrap lumber and surplus building materials from the tradeshow floor. Working with decorators and exhibitors has proven to provide a big bonus in helping our communities rebuild their neighborhoods. Several of our conventions have left a legacy by building playgrounds and structures or participating in plantings and landscaping activities to help our community.