Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce announces their new environmentally minded community initiative group Environmental Preservation Initiative for our Communities (EPIC). This group intends to empower local businesses and communities towards long-term prosperity through economic, environmental and social sustainability.
EPIC intends to instill a year round program focused on clean air, clean water, clean energy and the preservation of the Gulf Beaches and surrounding communities.
With the support of Surfrider Foundation Suncoast Chapter EPIC’s first initiative will be an “Ocean Friendly Bar and Restaurant” campaign. This campaign will be voluntary to participants and intends to educate businesses on reduction of disposable plastic, liquid and environmentally abrasive waste along with inform businesses of energy efficient uses of electricity and turtle friendly lighting. Turtle season begins May 1st.
EPIC will provide networking opportunities for environmentally minded business people and civic organizations as well as offer onsite education for businesses and residences on sustainability and social responsibility. The group advocates for sustainable business and personal policy while acting as a resource for those seeking to become more sustainable.
With the creation of EPIC the Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce intends to be your community partner in advancing a sustainable future for our communities. The group hopes to attract responsible businesses, community members and tourist alike to join them in what can be a pivotal point in our future for our beaches and surrounding communities.
EPIC Mission – With the growth of our communities we intend to empower businesses, residents and visitors towards long-term prosperity through economic, environmental and social sustainability.
Contact: Gregory Tong, Chairing Board Member for EPIC – EPIC@IslandNeighborsChamber.org