The world today is facing a mounting crisis and in recent years we have experienced a combination of a our dependence of harmful energy sources, global financial crisis, lack of water sources, a food crisis, volatile oil prices, accelerating ecosystem degradation and an increasing number of climate-induced extreme weather events. These multiple and inter-related crises call into question the ability of a growing human population to live peacefully and sustainably on this planet, and demand the urgent attention governments and citizens around the world.
You may not be the President or a state Senator, but you are perfectly positioned to influence the leaders around you and the citizens on your campus or community. You have the ability to be the change in your community! Organize your peers! Make your voice heard by taking action for the environment! Leveraging your ability to influence positive change and take advantage of the collective power in numbers. IDEAS is here to guide leaders in catalyzing this engagement and nurture the talents of the youth to drive local solutions.