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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 24 2013: I used to help my local here are few point
    when i was in 8th class i used to teach and repair few problem of computer without taking any money i dont hesitate if its rainy or sunny day but i go.

    when i came to 10th i used to help my junior by helping them in making web pages using HTML.

    when i was in 12th i helped a friend of min when he got stuck to a electric wire although the land was we and at time i saved second live who is also my friend when he drowning in water although i dont know swimming with help of few more people we save him.

    when i am in College i used to donate my blood so that some needful person can get it and there are many more to tell but its sufficient that how i used to serve my local people

    hope you got my point :)
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      Jul 4 2013: I got your point man. Your awesome dude. The way you write English is hilarious. Don't be offended, i'm sure my writing in any other language would send the native speakers into fits of laughter, or even spark an international incident. The message comes through loud and clear. We are all connected in this universe whether some like it or not. As they say, what goes around comes around. We can help others out of pure enlightened self intrest, and still the benefits of that exchange will ripple throughout the world like waves in a pond. Your the greatest.
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        Jul 5 2013: thanks for understanding my english i will try to improve my english in future conversation :)

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