WE ARE A PASSIONATE GROUP OF STRATEGIC THINKERS, INNOVATIVE COMMUNICATORS, AND CREATIVE MINDS WORKING TO DEVELOP SUSTAINABILITY SOLUTIONS FOR CAMPUSES AND COMMUNITIES.
Intellectual Decisions on Environmental Awareness Solutions (IDEAS) is a youth-led International sustainability movement growing across universities, K-12 schools and communities around the World, providing people of all ages with the opportunities to grow their ideas and leave a positive impact for generations to come.
IDEAS FOR US is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and accredited NGO by the United Nations, helping to advance sustainability and environmental awareness through youth-led action. We help nurture the talents of youth leaders to drive solutions and implement sustainability programs and initiatives on campuses and across communities around the World. We ultimately steer the IDEAS chapters and build on the ‘passion for change’ by providing youth leaders with consulting services, professional training programs, chapter advancement, leadership development, ideas incubation and peer-to-peer mentorship needed to enact the innovative IDEAS and solve the integrated energy, environmental and economic problems in their community.
Since our inception in 2008, the IDEAS Movement has expanded to:
- 20 chapters in 5 states (FL, TX, IN, NY and NC), including universities, K-12 Schools and International Projects building in Haiti, Belize and Costa Rica. (and growing!!)
- 40+ dedicated campus leaders helping to facilitate their movement (That’s You All Getting this Email!)
- 15+ incredible IDEAS Professionals who will help to provide insight, guidance and even opportunities throughout the year.
- 30+ initiatives we’ve helped to kick start and successfully implement since our inception in 2008.
- 6 National Awards and Recognitions
Collectively, these chapters and their leaders work together to develop new innovations and ideas for the entire sustainability movement; sharing resources and providing best practices in how to initiate these initiatives at different places around the World.
The IDEAS chapters and affiliate organizations focus on expanding experiential learning, hands-on engagement and workforce development for the clean energy economy.
IDEAS Chapters Mission:
To Educate, Engage, and Empower people of all ages in Sustainability through a database of resources, initiatives and experiential learning activities to create positive environmental change on campus and in their community.
Our activities and initiatives highlight 3 main focus areas under the E3 program:
1) Research (R&D)
3) Environmental Awareness
IDEAS For Us and the IDEAS chapters are independent of any government, political ideology, or religious creed. Our work is guided by the common desire of our members and supporters to find practical solutions to local, national, and global environmental problems.
How to Join??
We invite you to join the movement and email us to start your chapter Today!
IDEAS was founded at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in the summer of 2008.