IDEAS For Us...

 

Project Mission:

To Educate, Engage, and Empower others in environmental sustainability through a database of resources, initiatives ans guidances to make positive environmental change on campus and in the community. 

 

The Breakdown

IDEAS is made up of 12+ universities, multiple K-12 schools and 2 International projects in Haiti and Costa Rica. No matter the geographic location, IDEAS work towards addressing local, regional, and national environmental challenges through community relations, experiential learning, and workforce development.

-- Each chapter focuses on an three-tier (E3) interdisciplinary mission:
To Educate, Engage and Empower others in environmental sustainability by offering leaders resources, initiatives ans guidances to make positive environmental change on campus and in the community.

-- Our activities and initiatives highlight 3 main focus areas under the E3 program:
1) Research (R&D)
2) Action
3) Environmental Awareness

There are currently 10+ IDEAS Chapters in 4 different states!

 

IDEAS Awards & Recognition:

-- White House gives IDEAS Honorable Mention as "Champions of Change"
http://today.ucf.edu/obama-initiative-recognizes-ucf-student-group/

-- Consequence Campaign Finalist and Award (2010)
Repower America (8th place of 1200 organizations in the US)

-- Best Campaign of the Year (2009-2010)
Center for American Progress - 'Campus Progress' Action Alliance

-- Green Leaf Award for Environmental Excellence (2010)
Orange County Government / Linda Stewart & Lori Cunniff

-- 2011 Defenders of the Environment Award of Excellence (2011)
NatureWise

-- 2011 UCF Shack-a-Thon Winners: 1st Place and Fan Favorite (2011)
Habitat for Humanity @ UCF

-- 2011 Conservation Organization of the Year (2011)
Florida Wildlife Federation

 

Newspaper Articles:

-- Orlando Weekly "UpFront article": Big IDEAS!

-- Insight Magazine: What's the Big IDEAS?

-- IDEAS UCF: Energy Tour Ends at UCF

-- Green Leaf Award for Environmental Excellence

-- UCF Green Expo focus on Green IDEAS

-- GREEN with I.D.E.A.S. (UCF TV spotlight)

 

Video Coverage:

IDEAS awarded Conservation Organization of the Year by the Florida Wildlife Federation!

T-totes for Turtles - IDEAS at UF

GREEN with I.D.E.A.S. (UCF TV spotlight)

UCF Ecosystem Facilitation & Bio-remediation

 

Please help the IDEAS network continue to change the World!

Visit for websites!

Website: http://www.ideasforus.org

Facebook: http://facebook.com/IDEASforUs
Workforce Development & Training: http://ideas.cleanedison.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/IDEAStweetsUs
Meet-Up: http://www.meetup.com/IDEAS-US/

For more information, Email us at: IDEASforUS411@gmail.com

Comments

June 29, 2011 - 2:09pm

psh

good job IDEAS!
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