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An overview of I.D.E.A.S. (Intellectual Decisions on Environmental Awareness Solutions), a non-profit helping to empower, engage and educate students about environmental sustainability.

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  1. 1. Intellectual Decisions on Environmental Awareness SolutionsUniversity of Central Florida<br /> “Educating & Empowering students to be the change we need to see” <br />
  2. 2. What is I.D.E.A.S.?<br />Facilitate student involvement & volunteer opportunities through sustainable practices.<br />Focus on 3 main themes: Research, Action, and Environmental Awareness<br />We act with the purpose of furthering a sustainable campus and society.<br />
  3. 3. Methods of I.D.E.A.S.<br />Educate & Empower others about environmental sustainability<br />Engage students with environmental initiatives<br />Partner with Green initiatives, companies and organizations to achieve goals<br />“Lead by Example” <br />Unite others, including like-minded grassroots organizations looking to enforce sustainability<br />
  4. 4. Research & Development (R&D)<br />Experiment, research and innovate scientific solutions in energy efficiency & renewable energy technologies.<br />- Algae Biofuels- HHO (Hydrogen-on-Demand)- Bike-generators- Ecosystem Facilitation- Gasification (Fall 2010)- Aqua-ponics(Fall 2010)<br /><ul><li>Leader: Dave Oswald</li></li></ul><li>
  5. 5. Ecosystem Clean-upsPreserving our native environment<br />As a way to help preserve our Florida native ecosystems, I.D.E.A.S. hosts weekly clean-ups to ensure the conservation of the life of plants, animals, and the environment as a whole. <br />-Beach -Trail-Roads -Forest-Lakes -Marine-Rivers-Islands<br />Leaders: Chris Castro & Hank Harding<br />
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  7. 7. Lake I.D.E.A.S. @ UCF!Leader: Chris Castro<br />
  8. 8. I.D.E.A.S. Road. @ UCF!Leader: Hank Harding<br />
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  10. 10. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!T-totes: Plastic Bag Reduction Campaign<br />As a method to promote awareness about petroleum plastic and offer a solution for reduction, I.D.E.A.S. created “T-totes.”<br />T-totes are made of 100% recycled t-shirts that are turned into a Re-useable tote bag!<br />Totes REDUSE plastic bags!!<br />Leader: Tina Beshold<br />
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  12. 12. Bikes Save CO2nsequences!I.D.E.A.S. promotes Environmental Awareness<br />UCF Bike Rally started to promote and raise awareness about:<br />-Clean Energy!-Alternate Transportation!-Climate Change Legislation!<br />Apart of the Consequence Campaign -Won 8th place out of 1200!Leader: Doug Rogers<br />
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  14. 14. Ecosystem FacilitationEcological Engineering with Aquatic Vegetation<br />Creating wetland ecosystems to help clean our local waters and reduce the chemicals used to maintain ponds around Florida.<br />Leader: Zak Marimon<br />
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  16. 16. Environmental EducationK-12 Education<br />We reach out to local Elementary, Middle, an High Schools to provide environmental educations to younger generations.<br />Leader: Sebastian Church<br />
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  18. 18. National / International Initiatives<br /><ul><li>Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU)
  19. 19. Hands Across the Sand
  20. 20. 350: Climate Change Awareness
  21. 21. Consequence Campaign
  22. 22. International Coastal Clean-up Day
  23. 23. Earth Hour
  24. 24. Earth Day
  25. 25. Powershift Conference</li></ul>Campus & Community Sustainability Conference<br />
  26. 26. 8th Place out of 1200 in Consequence Campaign!<br />
  27. 27. RACOON Recycling<br />Off-campus Recycling program partnership with UCF Recycles.<br />Started in Spring 2009 at Pegasus Landing<br />Leader: Caroline Pollifrone<br />
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  29. 29. E.CoUCF Environmental Coalition<br />Partnering with other environmental organizations, departments and alliances on campus to support the environmental movement.<br />- Student Sustainability Alliance (SSA)<br />- Eco Advocates<br />- Habitat for Humanity<br />- BARC<br /><ul><li>- NORML
  30. 30. - Sustainability & Energy Mgmt,
  31. 31. - Landscape & Natural Resources (LNR)
  32. 32. - UCF Recycles
  33. 33. - The HPH Green Team</li></li></ul><li>Media<br />
  34. 34. Upcoming Events!<br />Lake I.D.E.A.S. Clean-up When:Sunday, September 5thTime: 4:30PMWhere: Intramural Fields<br />I.D.E.A.S. Beach Clean-upWhen: Monday, September 6thTime: 11:00 AMWhere: Meet at UCF Visitors Center<br />
  35. 35. Meg Ryan – Event Planner / Organizer<br />Chris Castro – Director / Lake<br />Hank Harding – Public Relations / Road<br />Sebastian Church - Education<br />Tina Beshold– T-totes / Tabling<br />Dave Oswald – R&D<br />Zak Marimon– Ecosystem Facilitation<br />Doug Rogers – Bikes Save CO2<br />Sam Ruiz – Campus Ambassador<br />CONTACT US at<br />The UCF Executives<br />
  36. 36. atUniversity of Central FloridaWhat Are Your I.D.E.A.S.?<br />