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.
Meal Prep Workshop – January 22nd
Start the school year off right with plan on how to eat healthy, sustainably, and financially well. We will be bringing some examples (with taste tests) of meals that were cheap, easy and sustainable, with directions and prices. There will also be a demonstration on how to make your favorite stir fry! Don’t miss a great opportunity to learn life hacks that will make your year great! Vegan options will be suggested.
Where/When: Jan 22nd, 5-6 in the UCF SU Pegasus Rooms ABC
Toxic Tour with Sierra Club- February 1st
Join us for an eye opening experience with Sierra Club as we journey around Apopka viewing some real life and local examples of environmental injustice. We will be holding a debrief to discuss and go over what we saw, as well as speak on how we can work to change these injustices.
Where/When: Feb 1st 9am-3pm (see facebook for location)
Hive with Jeff Trapani – February 6th
Orlando Permaculture’s Executive Director, Jeff Trapani, is discussing the art of sustainable permaculture in urban and forest settings. This type of food growth could change our food production for the better, so we will hold the discussion on how we can develop more permaculture in our community.
Where/When: Feb 6th 5pmin the UCF Live Oak Ballroom
Sustainable Valentines Workshop – February 11th
Valentines Day can be hard to ethically shop for, so we are making it cheap and easy for you to give those you love sustainable gifts. Join us for home made gift making of sustainable crafts while learning about and discussing the harmful industry behind importing flowers and chocolates. Donations accepted.
Where/When: February 11th 5-6:30 UCF Live Oak Ballroom
Composting Workshop with O-Town Composting – February 26th
Composting doesn’t have to be hard and inconvenient. O-Town Composting is a new local program that will collect your composting from you and deliver fresh fertilizer. Charlie Pioli will be speaking on the different styles of composting, the proper techniques, and how you can incorporate it in your life. We will be raffling off a composting bin so don’t miss this great opportunity to make sustainable changes in your life!
Where/When: February 26th 5pm UCF Garden Room (Live Oak)
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.