Get Involved with IDEAS For Us - Orlando

Upcoming and Recurring Events

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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 (this event is happening virtually via Facebook Live at the moment)

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 are provided.

Fleet Farming Swarm Rides

Our urban agriculture program, Fleet Farming, offers volunteers hands-on opportunities to learn about sustainable farming and growing your own 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 1st Saturday of the month from 9 am – 12 pm leaving from Audubon Park Covenant Church, Fleet Farming welcomes the community to its free Swarm Ride community farming events, where volunteers can travel from house to house tending to front yard farms.

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

Fridays For Future Orlando - 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.

Learn more and take action by checking out of Fridays For Future Orlando website.

Previous Project Highlights

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 Enviroquatics 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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