IDEAS For Us - Liberia

Meet Our Branch Leader

Support Action Projects in Liberia

Project 1: Tree Planting

Objective: Plant various native and fruiting trees throughout Liberia while mobilizing all generations to participate in climate action projects.

Project 2: WASH Station for Schools

Objective: Access to clean drinking water is challenging in rural communities of Liberia. This is especially a concern in schools where young people are developing their minds at a faster rate. IDEAS for Us Liberia is working to provide these students and faculty with clean drinking water and sanitation to improve their chances of success.

Project 3: IDEAS Hive and Eco Action Support

Objective: Promote climate action and spread awareness on global warming is the top priority of IDEAS For Us. The future generation will be engaged in learning more about sustainability.

About IDEAS For Us - Liberia

“Liberia is a green jewel of forests set along the shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean on the West side of the great African continent. Rich with natural resources, resilient people, with a particularly fond love of democracy, Liberia is unique as the first Democratic Republic on the African Content, the only American foray into an Africa colony during the 19th Century, and the first country in Africa to have a female President in the modern era of the 21st Century. Liberia is the 2nd African branch to form in IDEAS history, and since its launch in 2013, IDEAS For Liberia has been one of our most active. The origins of IDEAS For Liberia can be traced back to Stephen Lavalah, esq. who became a celebrated IREX Fellow and traveled to the United States to live with IDEAS founders Chris Castro and Clayton Louis Ferrara. There he trained and studied for four months the art of community organizing, sustainable development, and building a mindset around resilience. Upon returning home, launched the “Building a Sustainable Liberia” project that will take decades to complete. IDEAS For Liberia now stands as a unified force to help people, heal the planet, and build prosperity for current and future generations.” – C.L.F

Top Environmental Challenges

  • Tropical rain forest deforestation
  • Over- harvesting leading to soil erosion and soil degradation
  • Species loss of biodiversity
  • pollution of coastal waters from oil residue and raw sewage

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Please reach out to [email protected]and we will connect you with the current leaders in their respective cities OR follow IDEAS For Liberia on our Facebook or Instagram to learn more.



Branch Leaders

Stephen B. Lavala is the leading member of IDEAS For Us: Liberia branch. He is a community organizer, team leader, public speaker, lawyer, environmental justice advocate, passionate climate activist, an ocean champion dedicated to ensuring greener, safer, healthier, and cleaner environmental for all. To contact him directly, please email [email protected] or fill out the form below to receive our newsletter!


Past Events

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Upcoming Events

IDEAS Hive: COVID-19 Impact on Ecology

Inaugural Hive:

This month IDEAS Mobile Hive focuses on COVID-19 impact on the Ecology. The Branch Manager would conduct presentation on the background, purpose and the ultimate outcomes of the IDEAS Mobile Hive. Two young speakers would be selected to speak about Ecology from the global and local perspectives. Thereafter, the attendees would work in break-up group to pinpoint challenges and proffer solutions-oriented and people-centered approaches to solving some of the most critical and pressing ecological issues in the community.

When: OCtober 17th, 1AM-12PM
Where: Pipeline Community, Paynesville City, Montserrado County, Liberia


Eco Action Day!

Community Waste Clean-up and Establishment of Green Space

Join this months eco action day and work with community members on ecological restoration initiative and the establishment of a green space for recreational purposes! Inform, inspire and involve volunteers to undertake an environmental action project in cleaning up their community and plating trees. In the process, we will also encourage the community to allocate a portion of land to establish a green space for nature to strive and recreational activities. Join us to plant 50 coconut trees for poor household identified by the community leadership!

When:  October 17th, 9AM-11:30AM

Where: Pipeline Community, Paynesville City, Montserrado County, Liberia


Tree Planting Eco Action Day!

Join us in in planting 750 trees and mobilizing young people to take eco action!
These trees were donated by One Tree Planted to advance environmental action world wide, and the event will be in partnership with Youth Exploring Solutions Liberia.
We will setup a decentralized Tree Safety Committee (TSC) with a leadership structure in every community where the trees have been planted.
When: October 24th, 9AM-2PM
Where: Kakata City, Margibi County, Liberia


Tree Planting Day

Join us as we mobilize over 100 volunteers from all walks of life in the beautiful City of Robertsports to cleanup portion of the sandy beach. The volunteers will conduct a brand audit designed to identify, count, and document the brands found on plastic waste that would be collected at the cleanup. This initiative intends to raise awareness and hold companies accountable for the mass plastic pollution through the active participation of everyone and the systemic collection of data. Moreover, this event would be an eye-opener and a unique platform to engage, educate and empower young Liberians to become “Anti-Plastic Campaigners”

Where: Robertsport City, Grand Cape Mount County, Liberia

When: October 24, 2020 at 9 AM EDT – 1 PM


Canvassing for Environmental Commitment

Join us in catalyzing the environmental movement in our community!
IDEAS for Us Liberia and Youth Exploring Solutions is hosting a Town Hall style meeting to enlighten, broaden and strengthen the capacity of youth and other segments of the population to drive various approaches that would ensure environmental commitment. We will develop strategies and advocacy techniques that obligate candidates, politicians and elected officials commit to protecting the environment, reducing plastic pollution, creating green spaces, investing in clean energy, mitigating climate change among others. Selected speakers would present on the following topics but not limited to:
1) How to canvass for the environment?
2) Identifying environmental issues and appropriate solutions
3) Strategic Approaches and guidelines
4) Mobilization and recruitment
5) Resources needed
Where: Monrovia, Montserrado County, Liberia
When: October 28, 2020 at 9 AM EDT – 1 PM

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