IDEAS For Us (IDEAS) is an Orlando-based 501(c)(3) grassroots non-profit organization and accredited NGO of the United Nations. IDEAS creates global environmental solutions through local action. Our mission is to develop ideas, fund action, and scale solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.
Every month, IDEAS For Us branches around the world host an event called The IDEAS Hive, an interdisciplinary, inter-generational community Think + Do Tank designed to educate the public about sustainability and develop their ideas into local action projects. IDEAS connects communities with a sustainability professional in an engaging, educational event focused on one of our focus areas of energy, water, food, waste, and ecology. Then, each Hive event is met with direct eco-action projects open for the community to engage in. This includes renewable energy trainings, shoreline restorations, tree plantings, urban agriculture projects, and more!
IDEAS For Us grades its impact in part by aligning itself with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or the Global Goals. These goals have the power to create a better world by 2030, by ending poverty, fighting inequality and addressing the urgency of climate change. Guided by the goals, it is now up to all of us, governments, businesses, civil society and the general public to work together to build a better future for everyone.