IDEAS For Us (IDEAS) is an Orlando-based 501(c)(3) grassroots non-profit organization and accredited NGO of the United Nations. IDEAS creates global environmental solutions through local action.
Our mission is to develop ideas, fund action, and scale solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.
Our vision is to contribute to a future where humanity thrives in harmony with nature and in peace with one another.
IDEAS is the official parent-nonprofit of multiple programs:
The IDEAS Hive, The IDEAS Solutions Fund, Fleet Farming
The Hive is a “Think/Do-Tank” that enables members of a particular community to come together to create real change in a city or college campus. This event aligns with one of the United Nation’s SDGs every month, features an expert presentation on the subject, and follows with an environmental action project. An example is the #LastStraw movement that invites you to take the pledge to reduce daily plastic waste.
The Solutions Fund and its micro-granting platform that allows for a wide variety of organizations and individuals to engage in small environmental projects around the world. It is designed to fund pilot projects that advance the United Nation’s SDGs around the world. Click above to see past projects and find out how you can apply. Donate today to support environmental action projects.
Fleet Farming is an urban agriculture enterprise created and operated by IDEAS For Us that takes unconventional lawn spaces in urban areas and coverts them into abundant micro-farms. Through its educational and community events, Fleet Farming empowers all generations to grow food and connect with their community. Currently exclusive to the Orlando, FL area. Click the image above to view the full website.
Our Focus is to Develop, Fund, & Scale Environmental Solutions Within the 5 Pillars of Sustainability: Energy, Water, Food, Waste, and Ecology.
IDEAS For Us (IDEAS) is active in both developed and developing nations. Every project and program we launch shares the collective aim to help people, heal the planet, and grow prosperity at the community level through the education, engagement, and empowerment of those we serve. Since 2008, we have taken action in 30 counties and engaged thousands of volunteers worldwide.
Our projects aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) created by the United Nations to advance sustainability worldwide.
Clayton Louis Ferrara
Chief Operations Officer
Chief Administrative Officer & Fleet Farming Program Manager
Chief Communications Officer
Social Media Manager
Founder and President | Director of Sustainability, City of Orlando
Board Member | Director of Education for Sustainability, Valencia College
Patrick O. Odoyo
Board Member | Director of Social Innovation, Rollins College
Board Member | Inventor, Philanthropist
John R. Seydel
Board Member | Director of Sustainability, City of Atlanta
Treasurer | Accountant, BKHM
Board Member | Sustainability Principal at L E Rigby Innovations
Board Member | Founder/CEO, Foundation for Florida Environmental Protection
Joel A. Montilla, Esq.
General Counsel | Managing Attorney/Founder, The Montilla Law Firm, P.A.
Karen Z. Consalo, J.D., LL.M., Esquire
General Counsel | Partner, The Consalo Law Firm, P.A.
Daniel Schreiber J.D.
Jennifer Felder Smith
Ron Stocknopf Ben-Zeev
Hannah Featherstone Wooten