Objective 1: Plant fruit trees on the UCF campus
Objective 1: Recently, 100 photovoltaic panels were donated to this branch for an action project
Objective 1: Dumpster dive and complete a waste audit to turn in to UCF to see a full scope of their waste management and recycling practices.
IDEAS For UCF is an integral part of IDEAS For Us serving on the largest college campus in the nation. Our branch is a registered club of UCF that seeks to make our campus sustainable as we educate, engage, and empower our students to become better stewards to the earth.
We welcome you to join the organizing team which meets twice a month or attend an on campus monthly meeting called the IDEAS Hive which takes place every First Thursday of the month from 5 pm – 7 pm . For more information, please email: [email protected].
Please reach out to [email protected] to learn more about our upcoming events and see if you can get active by joining our organizing team!
Kristin Anderson is the leader of the IDEAS For Us – UCF branch and with her organizing team, they are able to create monthly action projects in Energy, Water, Food, Waste and Ecology. Contact her directly: [email protected].
IDEAS For Us – UCF focuses on environmental advocacy through education, action and awareness. First, we work on environmental education by seeking to guide our fellow students on ways to live a wholesome and sustainable lifestyle. We also strive to engage students in environmental action through projects that are based on achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Finally, we wish to create a space for students and teachers to collaborate and discuss on campus action projects that will bring us closer to our Carbon Neutral and Zero Waste goals.
Hive – Food Recovery
Food insecurity is a huge issue all around the world, and even on our UCF campus. Join us to hear from Jonathan Carr, UCF’s Food Recovery Coordinator, as he talks about the university’s effort to bring food security to all students through recovery and sustainable agriculture. Come join our discussion on campus recovery and how you can get more involved to help your community!
Where/when: UCF Student Union room 223 on November 7th, 5pm
Join us for a night of games, learning, snacks, and a chance to win a 4Ocean bracelet! We will begin the night with a quick discussion on proper recycling, then get into the game. Contestants will be in teams of 5 and discuss the answers with the group. The winning team will win 4Ocean bracelets that are made from plastic pollution taken out of the ocean. Bring your friends and get ready to play the ultimate environmental trivia game!
Where/When: Trevor Colbourn Hall room 226, November 19th 5:30-7pm
IDEAS For Us initiates a collaborative relationship between many like minded clubs and organization that work towards achieving sustainability. We have so far obtained symbiotic connections with UCF RSO’s such as Knights for Marine and Wildlife Conservation, Knights for Animal Rights, Pride Student Alliance, Campus Peace Action, and Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity. We also have connections with outside organization such as U-Konserve and ReGrained. IDEAS For Us is open to building a relationship with any group wishing to promote environmental advocacy.
Thank you to our donors, Earth Easy.