Do you have complaints toward Orlando’s public transit or are you interested in learning more about the transit services that the City Beautiful offers? Join Anne Lotts, environmental activist, and Naqiy Mcmullen, cofounder of Orlando YIMBY and co-chair of Central Floridians for Public Transit, as they shed light on several issues regarding Orlando’s public transit while diving into the numerous benefits resulting from improved public transit for the people and environment.
During the second half of this program, you will work with others in the discussion group to produce your own solutions to the proposed issue discussed by the speakers. You’ll also learn tips on how to advocate for better public transit from your local representative.
Special Note: Learning, engaging, and finding solutions. The monthly IDEAS Hive meetings allow experts from several different topics to educate you on environmental issues before inviting you to produce your own local solutions.
This program is presented by Anne Lotts and Naqiy Mcmullen and hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation in collaboration with IDEAS For Us.
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About the Program Presenters
About Anne Lott
Anne (Annie) Lott is an environmental activist with a passion for researching, popularizing, and implementing equitable solutions to climate change. Annie also enjoys working with data. She received a Bachelor of Science from Duke University in Statistics, and a Master of Science in Data Mining from the University of Central Florida. She grew up near Hawthorne, Florida, and has previously interned with IDEAS For Us. Lott has been involved with Central Floridians for Public Transit since the group reinitialized in January of 2022.
About Naqiy Mcmullen
Naqiy Mcmullen is co-chair of Central Floridians for Public Transit, which supports building a world-class transit system in Greater Orlando. He is also co-founder of pro-housing organization Orlando YIMBY, and advocates for better bike infrastructure with Orlando Bike Coalition. Mcmullen is also an Urban Planning student and long-time Orlando resident who wants to make his home better through improved transportation options.
About the Presenting Organizations
About IDEAS Hive and IDEAS For Us
The IDEAS Hive is an interdisciplinary, inter-generational community Think + Do Tank developed by IDEAS For Us, an Orlando-based grassroots non-profit organization, which is designed to educate the public about sustainability and help develop ideas into local action projects. The IDEAS Hive meets in communities to grow stakeholders and educate them around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Through seminars, field trips, action projects, and film screenings, the IDEAS Hive is designed to transform communities to advance positive change.