Get Involved with IDEAS For Us - Orlando

Upcoming and Recurring Events

The IDEAS Hive

Be a leader in your community and come to our next IDEAS Hive ūüôŹ to learn about eco-action projects around the focus areas of sustainability! Check out past IDEAS Hive recordings over on YouTube.

IDEAS Hive Orlando meetings are at the Center For Health & Wellbeing in Winter Park every 1st Wednesday of each month from 6:45-8:30 pm

The IDEAS Hive is a think-tank meeting bringing people together to engage in open dialogue about environmental challenges while developing projects to combat issues with climate action! This is where to collaborate as a community to engage in volunteer opportunities with the goal of ensuring a more sustainable future for our city.

Light plant-based snacks and refreshments will be provided.

* All in-person events are suspended until further notice. Join our virtual events on Facebook. 

Fleet Farming Swarm Rides

Our urban agriculture program, Fleet Farming, offers volunteers hands-on opportunities to learn about sustainable farming and growing your won food.

By transforming under-utilized urban lawn spaces into abundant micro-farms, Fleet Farming has created a movement focused on sustainable living and a mindful respect for nature and our Earth.

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday morning of the month, Fleet Farming welcomes the community to its free Swarm Ride community farming events at East End Market in Audubon Park, where volunteers can travel from house to house tending to front yard farms.

* All in-person events are suspended until further notice.

Learn more by visiting their website or following them on Facebook and Instagram

Fridays For Future - Climate March

On September 20th 2019, IDEAS For Us organized a climate strike of nearly 300 people in partnership with other local environmental organizations. In solidarity with the Global Climate Strike, Downtown Orlando City Hall was full of unified citizens peacefully protesting and promoting Climate Action.

Friday for Futures was started by Greta Thunberg, an environmentalist who first started advocating for climate action at the age of 15 to protest about the need for immediate action to combat climate change outside the Swedish parliament. During the week of March 15 2019, she inspired over 1.6 million strikers on all 7 continents, in more than 125 countries protesting for climate action. On May 24th, students and allies across the globe will once again strike from to demand climate justice.

Locally, we live in a state which will bear the biggest effects of climate change. Yet despite this, our leaders refuse to act. Help us send a message that we can do better.

Here are some general guidelines:
1. FridaysforFuture wants you to only strike in a way that you feel safe with.
2. FridaysforFuture is unlikely to be able to provide legal support if there are problems, so FFF advises strikers to contract local NGOs. These NGOs usually know local lawyers, who are well versed in protest situations.
3. We are a peaceful and quiet striking organization, but unfortunately, we have already seen examples in some countries, where some individuals or organizations try to join a strike for the purpose of causing trouble. Please take care of and prioritize your own safety.

* All in-person events are suspended until further notice.

Previous Project Highlights 2018 - 2019

Waste Audit at East End Market
How far would you go to showcase the waste problems in your community? The IDEAS For Us РOrlando team conducted a waste audit by jumping into dumpsters early on a Sunday morning with friends MSW Consultants and ecoPreserve to show East End Market how it can improve their on-site management of recyclables.

Pollinator Garden Installation/Educational Video
To bring awareness regarding the pollutants and water hungry lawn culture here in America, IDEAS For US – Orlando partnered with the Florida Native Plant Society and MacBeth Studios to plant more than 30 native plants while promoting the conservation of water through planting drought tolerant native plants while creating habitats and sanctuaries for local animals and insects.

Wekiva Shoreline Restoration Project
Planted more than 500 native aquatic plants in partnership with Eviraquatics in order to spread awareness regarding the challenges Florida is facing regarding nutrient run off and toxic algae blooms. Also, more than 100 lbs of invasive Hydrilla species were removes with more than 30 volunteers.

Local Food Movement Launch In West Orlando with Fleet Farming
The IDEAS For Us enterprise, Fleet Farming, transformed more than 9 micro-farms including a quarter acre farm in Parramore (32805) which is considered a food desert void of fresh produce within a 5 mile radius. This project is in partnership with the USDA to support a local farmers marker with the City of Orlando.

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