The Official IDEAS For Us Podcast

The Official IDEAS For Us Podcast

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The Official IDEAS For Us Podcast dives deep into sustainability innovation, exploring the green frontier of tech, business, and design to advance environmental action. Learn about how next-level IDEAS are changing the world.
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Solidarity & Sustainability (w/ The IDEAS Executive Team)

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A Personal Plant-Based Journey (w/ Lana Weidgenant)
IDEAS Executive Director Clayton Louis Ferrara sits down with Lana Weidgenant, a young environmental advocate who shares her journey to a plant-based diet and her story of convincing a major fast-food chain to offer a vegan menu option. Support this podcast by becoming a member at ideasforus.org/memberships Follow IDEAS on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Email us at contact@ideasforus.org Subscribe and find more episodes at ideasforus.org/podcast
48:09
May 22, 2020
Solar-Powered Lawn Care (w/ Christopher Regis of Suntek)
Christopher Regis is the CEO of Suntek, a landscape and lawn maintenance company based in Orlando, FL that centers its business model on solar-powered equipment and organic pest-management products. We discuss how Suntek is working towards being a zero-emission business, how it can serve as a model and asset for other businesses, and more. Learn more about Suntek at https://sunteklawncare.com/ If you are interested in starting a Suntek franchise, visit http://suntekfranchise.com/ Support this podcast by becoming a member at ideasforus.org/memberships Follow IDEAS on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Email us at contact@ideasforus.org Subscribe and find more episodes at ideasforus.org/podcast
42:09
April 29, 2020
Solidarity & Sustainability (w/ The IDEAS Executive Team)
A panel discussion with the IDEAS executive team (Clayton, Ernest, Lee, and Caroline) on the coronavirus pandemic, how it has affected us, and how we are reacting to it as people and as part of the environmental movement. This episode is comprised of the audio portion of a Facebook Live video stream from April 8, 2020. IDEAS For Us is conducting a series of online events throughout this month, Earth Month. You can connect with Fleet Farming for Remote Garden Education by visiting fleetfarming.org and submitting a virtual consultation request. Support this podcast by becoming a member at ideasforus.org/memberships Follow IDEAS on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Email us at contact@ideasforus.org Subscribe and find more episodes at ideasforus.org/podcast
1:08:09
April 9, 2020
The Toxic Cost of Our Food (w/ Jeannie Economos of the Farmworker Association of Florida)
Lee Perry (Chief Operations Officer of IDEAS For Us) sits down with Jeannie Economos of the Farmworker Association of Florida to discuss the complex issue of our industrial agriculture system. The state of Florida is home to thousands of farmworkers, here from Central and South America, for the most part. In addition to the likelihood of them being victims of human trafficking, they earn little to no pay and have been exposed to deadly toxins in the form of pesticides. Jeannie serves the needs of farmworkers in the Lake Apopka region of Central Florida. She is an avid and vocal activist for the human rights of farmworkers in Florida and across the nation.  We must be more conscious and aware of the real cost of having easy access to such a grand abundance of food. The price is real human lives, severely impacted by the scale and demand of our agricultural system. We must work to advocate for these people's lives and eventually shift our food production to a more sustainable model, like our program Fleet Farming. How you can help: Donate to the Farmworker Association of Florida Donate to the Lake Apopka Farmworkers Historical Mural Project Volunteer or attend a Toxic Tour - Call (407) 886-5151 or email info@FloridaFarmworkers.org Call your Representative in support of H.R.6631 - Ban Nerve Agents In Our Food Act of 2018 and H.R.3668 - Asuncion Valdivia Heat Illness and Fatality Prevention Act of 2019 Sign the Heat Stress Protections Petition Support this podcast by becoming a member at ideasforus.org/memberships Follow IDEAS on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Email us at contact@ideasforus.org Subscribe and find more episodes at ideasforus.org/podcast
1:02:46
February 26, 2020
No Road Through Split Oak (w/ Valerie Anderson from Friends of Split Oak Forest)
Valerie Anderson is the President and Founder of Friends of Split Oak Forest, a non-profit dedicated to protecting this wildlife area in Central Florida.   In December of 2019, the Osceola County Commission voted to approve a highway expansion cutting right through the middle of Split Oak Forest.  Now,  Valerie is doing everything in her power to stop this development and save the lives of thousands of plant and animal species that would otherwise be killed in the process.  Additionally, this park is a bastion for hikers, runners, bird-watchers, and other nature enthusiasts.  Contact Florida Governor Ron DeSantis: www.flgov.com/email-the-governor Contact the Osceola County Commissioners: www.osceola.org/about-osceola-county/bcc/commissioners www.osceola.org/about-osceola-county/bcc/contact-information.stml   Learn more about Friends of Split Oak Forest:  friendsofsplitoak.org facebook.com/FriendsofSplitOak instagram.com/splitoakforest Check out the Split Oak documentary short by Vince Marcucci: vimeo.com/376877020   Support this podcast by becoming a member at ideasforus.org/memberships Follow IDEAS on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Email us at contact@ideasforus.org Subscribe and find more episodes at ideasforus.org/podcast
45:27
February 4, 2020
Global Companies & 21st Century Sustainability (w/ Jacobs)
In this podcast, we sit down with three Jacobs employees—Dan Kirby, principal and client services leader; Amber Salcedo, mechanical designer; and Madeline Almodovar, environmental scientist—to discuss why diversity and sustainability are so important moving into the 21st century. They touch on workplace sustainability practices, and ways that large companies can embrace environmentalism in their immediate scope.  Support this podcast by becoming a member at ideasforus.org/memberships Follow IDEAS on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Email us at contact@ideasforus.org Subscribe and find more episodes at ideasforus.org/podcast
37:29
January 29, 2020
Can Pest Prevention Be Sustainable? (w/ Adam Scheinberg of Massey Services)
In this episode, we talk with Adam Scheinberg, vice president of IT with Massey Services Inc., about how global technology companies—think Facebook, Google, Microsoft—can reduce their carbon footprint in data processing. Also, we discuss responsible water management and lawn irrigation, as well as the philosophy behind pest prevention versus conventional exterminator methods. Plus: Scheinberg’s predictions on what sustainability in Florida will look like as it approaches its 2030 goals of 40% renewable energy and his personal connection to the environmental movement. Support this podcast by becoming a member at ideasforus.org/memberships Follow IDEAS on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Email us at contact@ideasforus.org Subscribe and find more episodes at ideasforus.org/podcast
32:37
January 26, 2020
A Path to Clean Energy for Orlando (w/ Raquel Fernandez of Sierra Club)
IDEAS For Us Chief Operations Officer Lee Perry sits down with Sierra Club organizer Raquel Fernandez, leader of the Beyond Coal campaign working to secure a 100% renewable energy future for Orlando and Central Florida.  The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) is holding public forums in the lead-up to its Electric Integrated Resource Plan (EIRP) unveiling later this year. These forums are a way for groups like IDEAS and Sierra Club to organize our community and let OUC know that Orlando wants clean and renewable energy. Read more about this story over on our blog page Follow Sierra Club's Central Florida work on Facebook and Instagram Support this podcast by becoming a member at ideasforus.org/memberships Follow IDEAS on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Email us at contact@ideasforus.org Subscribe and find more episodes at ideasforus.org/podcast
16:53
January 15, 2020
Rethinking Sustainability (w/ Alexa Stone of ecoPreserve)
IDEAS For Us Executive Director Clayton Louis Ferrara sits down with Alexa Stone,  President and Founder of ecoPreserve, a company that helps businesses reduce their carbon footprint through programs like LEED Certification. Their discussion also includes how sustainability has changed and what it might look like in the future, how Orlando fits into the network of smart cities, and more.    Support this podcast by becoming a member at ideasforus.org/memberships Follow IDEAS on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Email us at contact@ideasforus.org Subscribe and find more episodes at ideasforus.org/podcast
40:32
January 15, 2020
Introducing The Official IDEAS For Us Podcast
The Official IDEAS For Us Podcast dives deep into sustainability innovation, exploring the green frontier of tech, business, and design to advance environmental action. Learn about how next=-level IDEAS are changing the world. The future is in our hands. Support this podcast by becoming a member at ideasforus.org/memberships Follow IDEAS on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Email us at contact@ideasforus.org Subscribe and find more episodes at ideasforus.org/podcast
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January 13, 2020