Environmental Books: 12 For 2021

Environmental Books: 12 for 2021  Environmental books. 2020 is drawing to a close. But 2021 will be another year to move forward in combating climate change, and making positive changes both locally and globally. To help inspire and gain momentum, take a break with one of these environmental books. They will remind you why we… Continue reading Environmental Books: 12 For 2021

Toxic Algae in Your Florida Pond: How to Stop It

Toxic Algae in Your Florida Pond: How to Stop It Toxic algae in your Florida pond. Cypress trees, canna lilies, duckweed, eelgrass, and algae. Turtles lounging on the shore, and a white heron keeps watch. Sounds pristine and perhaps a somewhat rare scene in HOA communities, and business areas, right? Ponds covered with algae and… Continue reading Toxic Algae in Your Florida Pond: How to Stop It

Biochar 101: How to Enrich Your Compost with Biochar

Do you have compost in your backyard and want to make it even more rich and fertile? The IDEAS Hive interviewed Lorenzo Monduy Jr, the designer and face behind My Community Compost to talk about biochar, composting, and his Gasifier invention. What is biochar?  Monduy describes biochar, or black carbon, as an “Electrocarbon sponge to… Continue reading Biochar 101: How to Enrich Your Compost with Biochar

Pollinator Garden: Converting Your Turf Grass Lawn

Pollinator Garden: Converting Your Turf Grass Lawn Pollinator garden: converting your turf grass lawn into a pollinator habitat. Look outside of your window. What do you see? Is it a monoculture of turf grass? Did you actively decide to grow it? If not, perhaps imagine another possibility, one you want and one that is not… Continue reading Pollinator Garden: Converting Your Turf Grass Lawn

How Climate Change Can Impact Your Coffee Fix

Rolling mountain slopes filled with the red cherries of coffee fill the eye. A light fog comes in, and you hear the call of birds. What do you do on a typical morning? If drinking a cup of coffee comes to mind, you aren’t alone. Americans drink 88.8 gallons of coffee per year (1). But… Continue reading How Climate Change Can Impact Your Coffee Fix

Fast Fashion: Ditch the Trends and Go with Everlasting Style

Fast Fashion: Ditch the Trends and Go with Everlasting Style Fast fashion. Orlando Zero Hour, an intersectional youth climate organization saw that with people working from home and isolated from one another, was a ripe time to launch an educational campaign.  So they did just that, starting Project Reuse and Reduce, which strives to teach… Continue reading Fast Fashion: Ditch the Trends and Go with Everlasting Style

Menstrual Health in Nepal: Changing The Public Perception

Menstrual Health in Nepal: Changing The Public Perception Menstrual Health in Nepal. IDEAS For Us Nepal created an informative, highlight video of their Butterfly Campaign Program to demonstrate the life of menstruating women in Nepal. The video opens up to the inside of a small, dimly lit stone shed, in which are two teenage girls.… Continue reading Menstrual Health in Nepal: Changing The Public Perception

The Right to Clean Water Charter Amendment

Photographer: Bart Everson, via WikiCommons

The Right to Clean Water Charter Amendment The Right to Clean Water Charter Amendmen: your water, your charter, your home. If you are opting for mail-in voting, then this is already heading towards your home, even as this is being typed. For the residents of Orange County Florida, there will appear three charter amendments on… Continue reading The Right to Clean Water Charter Amendment

Protecting Natural Lands in Florida

Protecting Natural Lands in Florida Protecting Natural Lands in Florida. Econ River Wilderness Area. Split Oak Forest Wildlife and Environmental Area (Split Oak). Wekiva and Econ Rivers. These are precious natural lands that were discussed during the IDEAS For Us June IDEAS Hive discussion, “Protecting Natural Lands in Florida.” As the panelists continually express, if… Continue reading Protecting Natural Lands in Florida