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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 19 2013: The elderly ... this is a HUGE untapped resource... the stories they tell! The history they lived! I home school my kids... but I often clean the houses of older people who just can't keep up anymore... for free... in exchange I drag my teenagers and ask them to tell their stories and show their pictures.... I gained, my kids gained... we have learned and loved many people this way. My kids got so much out of it and the elderly got a clean house and much needed attention. I know they look forward to my visits.
    • Jun 24 2013: You're a GOOD person Krista and you'll only get gooder !!
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      Jun 24 2013: Great mam you have done a fab job ..... may god bless you :)

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