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 – Waste: Eco Preserve will be presenting at our waste themed hive to talk on their organizations efforts to reduce community waste and preserve the environment. Join us in hearing from these activists and participate in a discussion on how we can implement their work in our own lives and community.
When/Where: August 6th 4:30-5 in the UCF Student Union Room 221
Eco Workshop – DIY Composting Bins: Come and build your own composting bin to take home with you and reduce your food waste! We will be providing the materials as well as an educational discussion on how to properly compost, and why it’s important. Food waste is the largest form of waste in North America, so come be a part of the change!
When/Where: August 27th 5-6pm in the UCF Student Union Room 224
Eco Action – Beach Cleanup: Kick off the school year with a splash of sustainability and come clean up the beach with us! We will be cleaning up Lori Wilson Park and enjoying a day at the beach, so pack a lunch, towel and sunscreen! There are carpooling opportunities, if you’re interested please reach out to [email protected]
When/Where: August 31st 9-1pm at Lori Wilson Park (Cocoa Beach)
Hive – Water: Representatives from the volunteer program SERV will be coming to speak on their efforts to restore habitats and how it impacts the community. We will also be holding a discussion on ways to incorporate their efforts into our own lives.
When/Where: September 5th 5-6:30pm at the UCF Live Oak Ballroom
Eco Action – Water Way Cleanup: We will be partnering with SERV to clean up dirty water ways in Seminole County and help restore habitats.
When/Where: September 21st 9-12, 3070 W. Seminole Blvd (17-92), Sanford, FL 32771, near the intersection of 17-92 and Walnut Crest Run. Email [email protected] for carpooling.
Eco Workshop – Water Crisis Explained: Did you know that many places in North America are at risk of running out of water? Did you know some places already have? Come learn about the water crisis and watch a video so you can be better prepared to face our worlds issues. We will then host a discussion on how we can do something to combat this issue with local solutions.
When/Where: September 26th 5-6pm, in the UCF Student Union Room 223
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.
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