Pollinator Garden at the Hindu Society of Central Florida

IDEAS For Us installed a beautiful Pollinator Garden on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at the Hindu Society of Central Florida. Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who came out to help! IDEAS For Us is advancing sustainability around the world by empowering communities to implement local solutions to global environmental problems, such as this… Continue reading Pollinator Garden at the Hindu Society of Central Florida

Wasteful Food Practices in the 21st Century

What is Food Waste? ReFED, a national nonprofit dedicated to ending food loss and waste across the U.S. food system, defines food waste as “uneaten food and inedible parts that end up being landfilled, incinerated, disposed of down the sewer, dumped, or spread onto land.”1 This food is considered to be safe and of high-quality.2… Continue reading Wasteful Food Practices in the 21st Century

Organic Farming: Your Complete Guide

What is Organic? The United States Drug Administration (USDA) describes organic agriculture as “the application of a set of cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that support the cycling of on-farm resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity.”1  Organic producers use only natural materials and processes in creating these farming systems. The use of organic matters… Continue reading Organic Farming: Your Complete Guide

West Coast Drought: Scarcities in Water and Food

As the summer season rolls around and global temperatures begin to increase, the West Coast faces the start of a long drought. This year’s drought is expected to last till the end of summer, with the potential of conditions worsening as temperatures continue to increase. The West Coast is known to have a hot, dry… Continue reading West Coast Drought: Scarcities in Water and Food

Are Florida Manatees On The Decline?

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recorded 819 manatee deaths from January 1, 2021 to June 25, 2021,1 182 more deaths than recorded in total in 2020 (637 deaths).2  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has  declared the Atlantic Florida Manatee crisis as an “Unusual Mortality Event” (UME), due to the significant… Continue reading Are Florida Manatees On The Decline?

The Complete City of Orlando Recycling Guide

What is Recycling? Why Should I Recycle? Recycling is an essential component of limiting our carbon footprint on Earth. The act of recycling includes placing materials into a separate container to be sorted and baled for reuse. Recycling allows us to turn materials that would have been thrown away as trash, into new products. Recycling… Continue reading The Complete City of Orlando Recycling Guide