IDEAS strives to advance sustainability and solve environmental problems through research (R&D), Action and Awareness at universities and schools around the World.
IDEAS FOR US is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and accredited NGO by the United Nations, helping to advance sustainability & environmental awareness through youth-led action. IDEAS help nurture the talents of youth leaders to drive solutions and implement sustainability programs and initiatives on campuses and across communities around the World.
Intellectual Decisions on Environmental Awareness Solutions (IDEAS) is a youth-led International sustainability movement growing across universities, K-12 schools and communities around the World, providing people of all ages with the opportunities to grow their ideas and leave a positive impact for generations to come.
IDEAS For Us Guides IDEAS Chapters and builds on the ‘passion for change’ by providing youth leaders with consulting services, professional training programs, chapter advancement, leadership development, ideas incubation and peer-to-peer mentorship needed to enact the innovative IDEAS and solve the integrated energy, environmental and economic problems in their community.
I write under the shade of a silver palm, a Florida native and personal favorite of mine. It’s early. 7:15 am – to be exact. The snakebirds have yet to begin basking, the turtles are still submerged, and the bobcat two lots over, has yet to rise from her hideaway.
The stillness of the morning offers a beautiful time for reflection. The overcast at this hour is notable. The contrast between the Florida Pine’s needles and its’ bark is striking. The native wildflowers to my right are glowi
On November 16th, 2013 over 250 water activists converged at the UCF Alumni Center for the Citizens Clean Water Summit. An action planning conference on how we as Floridians can organize on a collective front to fight for our right to clean waterways. There were 15 IDEAS For Us members present at the event to take part in this collaborative effort.
IDEAS For Us was one of the over 20 organizations on the planning team who collaborated to create the summit mission, agenda and goals. The ultima
On Friday, September 27th in conjunction with the national ‘Draw The Line’ day of action by 350.org, IDEAS leaders from all over Central Florida teamed up with the Critical Mass bike ride and assembled over 300+ bike enthusiasts who took to the streets to promote clean transportation and take a stand against the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
A message from Macy Zander,
Associate Organizing Representative for the Sierra Club:
IDEAS For Education (I4E) is a mentoring program that brings students of higher education to public schools. The curriculum revolves around science, art, and field trips. I4E looks to empower youth with tools that will aid them for the rest of their lives.
The Hive is a multi-generational, interdisciplinary think-and-do tank. Each Hive facilitates the creation of sustainable impact through collaboration and community-based action projects. Usually Hive meetings happen once a month.
IDEAS For Policy is a civic engagement initiative. It aims to involve the community in research, advocacy, and outreach of environmental issues.