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Ricardo Williams

Media Director, IDEAS For Us, Inc.

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How are you helping your local community?

I am an ambassador of "I.D.E.A.S. For Us", a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and accredited NGO of the United Nations, advancing sustainability and solving environmental problems through youth-led action at universities, K-12 schools and communities around the World.

Recently we started a new project called "The Hive". Its a think (and do) tank aimed at addressing Global challenges through local solutions to advance sustainability. Our first Hive has started in Orlando, Florida, but this is a community initiative that we plan to spread to many other cities in the hopes of conquering the five pillars of sustainability: ecology, food, waste, water, and energy.

So my questions to the TED community is... Are you an environmentalist? Do you care about sustaining your community (as well as the world)? And if so, what steps have taken to do so? ... Or maybe you have some IDEAS for us?

And.... GO!


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  • Jun 17 2013: I care about education, as without it I believe there is no hope for the future, and if you look at the topic list, all of them need education, it's a fundamental building block.

    And I/we help regardless of race, creed or country.

    We dont advertise, we dont make profit's, we dont promote ourselves, we remain anonymous. We just are only too happy to see people realize their full potential or at least be given the chance to. That's all the reward we'll ever need.

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