Mark Grafton and Carlos Pollo, Co-founders of IDEAS UF, never imagined their hard work paying off in such a short time. After establishing the chapter officially in January 2011 — the 1st semester as a Registered Student Organization (RSO) — the IDEAS UF chapter was awarded the “Sustainable Solutions Award – Honorable Mention” by the Office of Sustainability for their innovative solutions to plastic bag consumption by building a Bike-powered sewing machine to make T-totes!

Congrats to all IDEAS UF members for your hard work and dedication to the movement! Let’s Keep It Up!!

Visit us at IDEAS UF and the “Tote for Turtles” picture album!