IDEAS For Us - Orlando

Projects To Be Funded

Project 1: Pollinator Garden Installation

Objective 1: Partner for organizing up-cycling workshops with 5 festivals/ organizations in Bucharest during 2019

  • Goal 1A: Promote up-cycling closer to the community (in parks, public spaces, public buildings etc.)

Project 2: Solar Training & Demonstration

Objective 1: Partner for organizing up-cycling workshops with 5 festivals/ organizations in Bucharest during 2019

    • Goal 1A: Promote up-cycling closer to the community (in parks, public spaces, public buildings etc.)
    • Goal 1B: Continue to develop the set of video tutorials on the project.

Project 3: Rain Barrel Project

Objective 1: Partner for organizing up-cycling workshops with 5 festivals/ organizations in Bucharest during 2019

    • Goal 1A: Promote up-cycling closer to the community (in parks, public spaces, public buildings etc.)
    • Goal 1B: Continue to develop the set of video tutorials on the project.

About the IDEAS For Us - Orlando Branch

IDEAS For Us was founded in Orlando at the University of Central Florida (UCF) by Chris Castro and a group of classmates in 2008. After taking a class by famed environmental sociologist, Penelope Canan, students decided to commit to making UCF a greener and more sustainable campus. Soon, IDEAS For Us would evolve into a branch-based college club focused on action projects, rather than advocacy. In 2011, Clayton Louis Ferrara joined Chris Castro and the decision was made to evolve the organization into an official 501c3 non-profit environmental charity with a board of directors. Over the next decade, IDEAS For Orlando has become the flagship branch of IDEAS For Us, creating over 40 different types of action projects, the flagship IDEAS Hive Program, and the infamous enterprise, Fleet Farming.

Top Environmental Challenges

  • Nutrient Run off in Urban Wetlands
  • Over consumption of local water systems
  • Deforestation and loss of habitat
  • Lack of awareness on renewable energy
  • Decrease in species conservation

Get Involved

Please reach out to [email protected]to learn more about the Orlando branch or become a member by visiting www.ideasforus.org/memberships and support climate action in Central Florida.

Branch Leaders

IDEAS For Us: Orlando is led by a team of dedicated organizers who meet and plan climate action projects twice a week. Since this is the flagship branch, it is overseen by the Chief Operations Officer: Lee Perry ([email protected]) and her administrative assistant Sara Miller ([email protected]). 

Waste Audit of East End Market

How far would you go to showcase the waste problems in your community? The @ideasforus.orlando team conducted a waste audit by jumping into dumpsters early on a Sunday morning with friends @mswconsultants and @ecopreserve to show @eastendmkt how it can improve their onsite management of recyclables.

Events

Be a leader in your community and come to our next IDEAS Hive 🙏 to learn about action projects around the focus areas of sustainability! IDEAS Hive Orlando meetings are at East End Market every 1st Wednesday of each month from 6:45-8:30 pm!

Check out all event details on our Facebook page by CLICKING HERE.

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