Monthly Archives: February 2013

IDEAS supports Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California
100% renewable energy is rapidly becoming the new normal energy mix.  Are you ready to be part of the biggest energy evolution of our time? Come and see how international cities like San Francisco and Munich, as well as businesses and communities around the world are setting, achieving, and benefiting from 100% renewable energy targets.  Hear from top global experts about cutting edge technical, policy, and financial solutions, on the ground experiences, and the added value of transitioning to 100% clean energy. It’s not a pipe dream, it’s reality. Millions around the world are stepping into and benefiting from a new 100% renewable energy reality.
IDEAS is a proud supporter of the ‘Pathways to 100% Renewable Conference‘ and the transition to a clean energy future. Join us and learn how to get it done!

‘The Hive’ forms and pollinates ‘Act Up Wekiva’

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ORLANDO, FL – On Wednesday, February 6th, a multi-generational, interdisciplinary group of students, professors, NGOs, community leaders and interested citizens came together for the first annual “The Hive Orlando“, a new monthly Think Tank initiative for Community Action led by IDEAS For Us, at the famous collaborative workplace, Urban ReThink.

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Photos taken by The Hive participants, Ricardo Williams and Vic Hurlburt

The event included an social icebreaker about ‘The Great Transition‘; facilitated in-depth discussion of Global challenges within the Pillars of Energy, Water, Food, Waste and Ecology; and coordinated interactive break-out sessions discussing Local solutions, while organizing focused tactics to take ACTION in the community the following month in March 2013.

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Ecology became the Pillar of choice by an overwhelming majority of responses and interest, formulating the development of an ‘Ecological Restoration initiative’ at the Wekiva River Basin for the 1st action event.  Various groups broke out and discussed stakeholders, event activities, logistics, marketing and other critical parts of developing a community-based activity.

On the 3rd weekend of March 2013, we will teaming up with our local partners, Florida Conservation Coalition (FCC), Friends of Wekiva River (FOWR) and others to host a community event aimed at taking action to preserve Wekiva. Some action ideas including a guided nature hike, trash clean-up, and invasive species removal; adding value to the upcoming Speak Up Wekiva rally happening on February 16th, 2013! CLICK the flyer below for more info on the event.

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For those interested in joining us for the Wekiva Action project in March, please email: Clay@ideasforus.org