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Low Income School Gardens

SDG#4 Quality Education

Empower the next generation to learn about responsible food production in low-income schools. By donating to a title one low income school garden project, you can help provide access to fresh healthy produce paired with education programs in the Orlando Area.  Many of these students qualify for free or reduced lunches, and oftentimes meals do not include fresh veggies.

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Waterway Litter Clean-Ups

SDG#12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Fund a coastal beach/ natural spring clean-ups and ensure that natural wildlife stays far away from discarded plastic waste. Public beaches are often full of tourists that do not clean up after themselves, leaving behind countless items of plastic and other trash. Help keep our beaches beautiful.

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Pond Eco-Restoration

SDG #9- Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Sponsor a marine habitat that will strengthen species biodiversity in urban areas. These floating habitats are ecological projects that ensure human impact and urbanization is lessened on our aquatic and amphibian friends.

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Solar Workforce Training

SDG #8- Decent Work and Economic Growth

The solar industry is booming and IDEAS would like to partner with solar companies to host free energy focused sustainability workshops while training students with no prior experience the entire installation process. By investing in solar training programs, the next generation will have opportunities to learn there is a viable market in renewable energy, making tomorrow a brighter future.

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Sustainable Care Packages

SDG#1- Zero Poverty 

Everyone deserves access to personal hygiene products but are all products created equal? Help support a workshop for participants to  source sustainable products and assemble them into care packages which will be disbursed to the homeless with contact lists of local pantries, shelters and career centers.

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Pollinator Garden Installation

SDG: 15- Life on Land

By planting native gardens, you ensure that pollinators and birds in urban areas have nectar producing flowers all year long to preserve their population. Simply transform underutilized land into highly productive native sanctuaries to increase biodiversity rapidly. More of these native landscaping opportunities will inspire those who have grass covered lawns to switch their behavior to this low maintenance approach.

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Sponsor Impact in the 5 Pillars of Sustainability

Energy

Access to energy is a vital tool for the survival of human-kind but can also be a huge source of pollution.

UN Global Goal- SDG#7-  Affordable and Clean Energy

According to the United Nation’s:  As of 2017, only 57 percent of the global population relies primarily on clean fuels and technology, falling short of the 95 percent target.

  • 13% of the global population still lacks access to modern electricity.
  • 3 billion people rely on wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and heating
  • Energy is the dominant contributor to climate change, accounting for around 60 per cent of total global greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Indoor air pollution from using combustible fuels for household energy caused 4.3 million deaths in 2012, with women and girls accounting for 6 out of every 10 of these.
  • If people worldwide switched to energy efficient lightbulbs, the world would save US$120 billion annually.
  • Households consume 29 per cent of global energy and consequently contribute to 21 per cent of resultant CO2 emissions.

Example Projects IDEAS would like to continue supporting:

  • Solar Panel Installation Training Projects
  • Providing renewable energy to a village in Eastern DRC
  • Creating clean cook tops in Ghana
  • Supporting Solar outlets in for churches in Orlando and Rwanda

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Water

Because 3 in 10 people lack access to safely managed drinking water services and 6 in 10 people lack access to safely managed sanitation facilities, IDEAS wants to partner with organizations to bring safer cleaning and sanitation access into small villages worldwide.

UN Global Goal: SDG#6 Clean Water and Sanitation

  • 4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation services, such as toilets or latrines
  • Water scarcity affects more than 40 per cent of the global population and is projected to rise. Over 1.7 billion people are currently living in river basins where water use exceeds recharge
  • More than 80 per cent of wastewater resulting from human activities is discharged into rivers or sea without any pollution removal
  • Each day, nearly 1,000 children die due to preventable water and sanitation-related diarrheal diseases
  • Approximately 70 per cent of all water abstracted from rivers, lakes and aquifers is used for irrigation

Example Projects IDEAS would like to continue supporting:

  • Build wells throughout Rwanda villages
  • Send LifeStraw’s to small villages throughout Uganda and Nepal
  • “Clean the World” partnership- soap mobilization
  • Supporting Solar outlets in for churches in Orlando and Rwanda

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Food

The USDA reported , The proportion of the land base in agricultural uses has declined from 63 percent in 1949 to 51 percent in 2007. Gradual declines have occurred in cropland and pasture and range, while grazed forestland has decreased more rapidly.

UN Global Goal: SDG#2- Zero Hunger

Hunger:

  • Globally, one in nine people in the world today (815 million) are undernourished
  • Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45 per cent) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year.
  • A profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed if we are to nourish the 815 million people who are hungry today and the additional 2 billion people expected to be undernourished by 2050.

Food Security:

  • Agriculture is the single largest employer in the world, providing livelihoods for 40 per cent of today’s global population. It is the largest source of income and jobs for poor rural households.
  • 500 million small farms worldwide, most still rainfed, provide up to 80 per cent of food consumed in a large part of the developing world. Investing in smallholder women and men is an important way to increase food security and nutrition for the poorest, as well as food production for local and global markets.
  • Since the 1900s, some 75 per cent of crop diversity has been lost from farmers’ fields. Better use of agricultural biodiversity can contribute to more nutritious diets, enhanced livelihoods for farming communities and more resilient and sustainable farming systems.
  • If women farmers had the same access to resources as men, the number of hungry in the world could be reduced by up to 150 million.
  • 2 billion people globally are overweight or obese.

Example Projects IDEAS would like to continue supporting:

  • Providing tools and seeds to the micro-farms to the farms in Uganda
  • Creating clean cook tops in Ghana
  • Transforming underutilized land into micro-farms in the Orlando Area

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Waste

Every human on earth leaves behind a footprint of used energy as well as waste from consumed products. Managing this waste is a global issue impacting our waterways, soil, and air.

UN Global Goal: SDG#12- Responsible Consumption

Should the global population reach 9.6 billion by 2050, the equivalent of almost three planets could be required to provide the natural resources needed to sustain current lifestyles.

  • Man is polluting water faster than nature can recycle and purify water in rivers and lakes
  • Each year, an estimated 1/3 of all food produced – equivalent to 1.3 billion tons worth around $1 trillion – ends up rotting in the bins of consumers and retailers, or spoiling due to poor transportation and harvesting practice.
  • The food sector accounts for around 30 per cent of the world’s total energy consumption and accounts for around 22 per cent of total Greenhouse Gas emissions.

Example Projects IDEAS would like to continue supporting:

  • Tailgating clean ups at Universities / concerts and music festivals
  • #LastStraw campaign – facilitating businesses to switch to compostable products over plastic
  • Up-cycling workshops

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Ecology

Each year, thousands of acres of beach are eroded away due to the lack of mangroves protecting surrounding coastlines. According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Mangroves are essential to water quality and healthy habitats around the perimeter of the Florida Peninsula. .

UN Global Goal- SDG: 14 -According to the United Nation’s:  As of 2017, only 57 percent of the global population relies primarily on clean fuels and technology, falling short of the 95 percent target

  • Oceans cover three quarters of the Earth’s surface, contain 97 per cent of the Earth’s water, and represent 99 per cent of the living space on the planet by volume.
  • Over three billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods.
  • Oceans absorb about 30 per cent of carbon dioxide produced by humans, buffering the impacts of global warming.
  • Ocean sites show levels of acidity have increased by 26 per cent since the Industrial Revolution.
  • Coastal waters are deteriorating due to pollution and eutrophication. Without concerted efforts, coastal eutrophication is expected to increase in 20 percent of large marine ecosystems by 2050.

IDEAS for Us would like to continue supporting projects including:

  • Mangrove planting
  • Algae bloom clean up days
  • “Native Lawn” Anti-Fertilizer campaign
  • Spring / Lake clean up day

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