Over the past few months, IDEAS has been working to officially become an accredited NGO of the United Nations with the ability to taking youth around the World to participate in the international discussions on sustainable development.
In June 2012, Four (4) IDEAS leaders – Christopher Stampar, Clayton Ferarra, Chris Castro, and Nick Stampar — had the opportunity of attending the 2012 United Nation Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) and preliminary conference events in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This event became an incredible milestone in IDEAS history, and a tradition that will continue for years to come..
As of July 2012, IDEAS will be launching an international body called “IDEAS For UN (United Nations).” This group of leaders, selected from across all chapters, have a chance to participate in various initiatives for the upcoming United Nations conferences around the World, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or COP18) this coming November 2012!
IDEAS For UN logo created by IDEAS graphic designer, Mike Diaz
Keep your eyes peeled for the application and more details on how to apply! If you’re interested, you could also reach out to us at: Think@IDEASforUs.org
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Throughout June 2012, the Innovations Think Tank workshop traveled to Brazil for the United Nations Youth Blast and the World Youth Congress 2012 in Rio de Janeiro; both preliminary events to the Rio+20 Conference n Sustainable Development. From June 2nd – June 23rd, IDEAS executives were representing our movement and even recruited multiple NGO’s and leaders from around the World to join IDEAS!
Chris Castro from IDEAS host the Innovations Think Tank at the 2012 UN Youth Blast Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Over 100 youth from over 40 countries participated in the Innovations Workshop this summer. Collectively, we hosted an interactive series of events as ‘Story of Self’; Divergent & Convergent Thinking exercises; and Peer-to-Peer networking activities needed to identify Challenges and Solutions to sustainability issues around the World!
World Youth Congress 2012: Innovations Workshop
Our footprint can now be found on the UN Major Group for Children & Youth’s website, in the agenda for June 12th at 14:30-16:00pm.
Keep a look out! We will be developing the Innovations initiative over the next few months, providing youth around the World with options to host this initiative in your community to solve the integrated challenges you face.
For more information on the Process to host an “Innovations Think Tank,” reach out to us at: Think@ideasforus.org or visit us at: http://innovations411.com
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The 1st annual IDEAS Summit gets a warm visit from Manley Fuller (FWF President), Ret. Senator Lee Constantine, and former Senator and Governor, Bob Graham!
Sunday, June 17th, 2012, marked a historic day for the IDEAS Movement: the 1st annual IDEAS Summit. In celebration of our 4 years of existence, IDEAS leaders from across the Southeast came together to hot workshops that identified history, challenges and solutions to the 5 Pillars of Sustainability: Energy, Water, Food, Waste and Ecology.
IDEAS Board of Directors — Chris Castro, Henry Harding, Clayton Ferarra and Scott Minos — have a sit down breakfast with former Governor and Senator Bob Graham, to discuss IDEAS and the future of youth participation in environmental sustainability.
Stay tuned for more pictures of the event coming soon!
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