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 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,… Continue reading Wasteful Food Practices in the 21st Century
Organic Farming: Your Complete Guide 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… Continue reading Organic Farming
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 in Danger of Extinction? Manatee extinction is a hot topic of discussion in Florida. 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)… Continue reading Are Florida Manatees in Danger of Extinction?
Recycling: The Complete Guide for City of Orlando Recycling. What is it? Why Should I Recycle? It is an essential component of limiting our carbon footprint on Earth. The act 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… Continue reading Recycling: The Complete Guide for City of Orlando