How a Home Business Contributes to Global Environmental Preservation

Would you agree with the statement, “preserving the global natural environment is critical to the well being every person on this planet.” The big question is how you can take effective action and why you would want to.

Here’s my story about why I choose to take action and exactly how my home business is making an effective difference.

I have been both a small business owner and have had a few jobs in my life. My motivation used to be solely about just making a profit or making a living. As I got older I became more and more concerned about what humanity is doing to mother natures sustainability. I realized that I wanted and even needed to take some kind of action that would make a meaningful contribution to a solution for preserving the global environment. I also realized that my vision for global preservation might be too large and abstract for me to make an impact in a general way. So I needed to find a specific target for my effort and action. I am not a billionaire, so I could not start a global foundation or company.

Like most people and you may be included, it is hard to take the time and effort to take action on something that does not have anything to do with creating an income and paying your bills. I was in this position, I spent most of my time pursuing an income and profit, this left no time or energy left for taking important action on the environment. If you are like me or most people, doing something positive that is bigger than ourselves and our self interest is very fulfilling. But it can be hard to do when you are spending all your time at a job, pursuing money and worrying about how you will pay for your life..

A few years ago I decided to find a way to both create an income and lifestyle while I simultaneously contributed to an effective and meaningful action toward global environmental preservation.

What I found was a company that I could partner with as an independent associate/distributor. This company was started with a dedicated mission and vision to preserve the Amazon Rainforest. If you know anything about the Amazon and how critical its survival is to the global environment, then you know that this is a critical mission. Through partnering with this company as an independent business owner, I take part in this mission for saving the Amazon Rainforest. I make money, create a lifestyle for myself and my family. My energy, passion and effort goes toward a successful global environmental preservation effort.

This companies efforts are the single most effective and successful effort to save the Amazon Rainforest that exists in the world today. The products that they produce and that I distribute are from the Rainforest and are of the purest organic and sustainably produced possible. Everything that we produce is viewed through the lens of sustainability. From the ingredients to the packaging. The benefits people get from the products are real and of high value. There are only positive results and benefits for everyone concerned, for the rainforest and for the planet.

The indigenous Amazon tribes that live in the Rainforest are also partners, who also benefit with income and a lifestyle for themselves and their families.

By being part of this mission and vision through my home based business, I truly feel that I am contributing to a better world.

Do you ever think about what is truly important in the world today? Do you want to be part of something greater than yourself? We live in a world today where there is a lot greed, over consumption and a lack of caring for the planet and our fellow humans. It is conscious caring people who choose to take action that will create the positive change we need on this planet. Choose to be part of a positive action for change for global environmental preservation and the health of everyone you know and care about.

Recreate Grand Nature Environments With Rainforest Marble Mosaic Tiles

In shades of greens and browns that provide a classic feel, Rainforest marble recreates a rare ambiance. It seems as if nature has been brought within the interiors of the home. Would you like that dramatic closeness to nature rather than the lap of artificiality? A large variety of natural patterns does make them appear like foliage in the deep jungle along with the play of light and hues for a realistic effect, like some great painting. Finishes like crystallized, polished and tumbled complete the unique surrounding that seems to renew itself like the real jungle.

The Rainforest marble collection brings together the Indian origin Cafe forest Marble & Rainforest Marble. The warm shades of greens and browns, grays, and yellows along with natural veins do perfectly imitate a classic natural surrounding and create a refuge for you to soak in. The mosaics do indeed provide a lusty landscape that would do justice to apartment walls and business showrooms with their ability to recreate the quaint world of nature.

Designs work with contrasting effects! Imagine single colored walls with the brightly colored Rainforest marble mosaics next to them that instantly glitters to provide a fascinating beauty. Within a single wall too, such contrasting effects may be achieved like in an accent wall and particularly at grand entrances where company logos may be exhibited. Wherever you need to capture public attention or emphasize a certain idea or philosophy, such mosaics provide a stunning impact.

Since costs matter so much while calculating budgets, it is hard to imagine that something so wonderful would be available at the cheapest prices. They merely cost between $6 and $9 per square foot, which means that there would be no problem in cladding walls and floors according to fancies. Rain Forest or Cafe Forest Tumbled Mosaic would uplift spirits all day long within the family or the work surrounding. The Rain Forest Border Tumbled too presents a graceful scenario of nature at its best.

The message communicated by nature is clear like through the television channels. Preserving nature would help human survival that often seems to be at stake. Rainforest marble mosaic tiles deliver the nature preservation message gracefully in a world of resounding beauty as if you can hear the sounds of nature amidst the greenery. Rain Forest Tumbled and Rain Forest Tumbled Subway are simpler, but gently reach home the nature message with infinite zest. Peace and harmony are what nature is all about and the sacred home values such a noble surrounding.

My Rainforest Jungle Fever and the City of Manaus, Brazil

I called a friend Marcelo in Manaus before coming to Manaus. I needed to take care of my jungle fever. I t is not a disease. It is a mania. After my first visit 20 years ago to Rainforest Jungle I have to come here every so often.

Marcelo is working for one of the tourism agencies. This year is slow on foreigners. Economic troubles stopped Americans from coming. Europeans are still coming but not in the same numbers as before. But Brazilians are coming in greater numbers than even and they pay very well according to Marcelo. Brazilians, fueled by economic growth and prosperity, are discovering their own country now. Marcelo is a black guy from French Guiana. He lived in New York for a few years when he was younger. He speaks English very well. He also speaks French and Portuguese. English is not commonly spoken in Manaus. Now he lived in Manaus for 15 years. He is divorced and has a child. He is charming, soft spoken and always ready to converse.

I like Manaus. There is a relaxing tropical pulse in this city. The faces are very different from those you see in Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo. The people look more native. They smile less. The skin is darker. Many are either Native Amazon Indians or mix.

While on the airplane to Manaus I was talking to Tim. A couple of years ago he could fly directly from Atlanta to Manaus. But Delta discontinued this flight. Now it takes much longer flying via Sao Paulo. He is flying with his adopted daughter who is her late twenties. His ex and he adopted her when they were going with church missions long ago. He has a small completion, well fit, speaks with a bit of Southern accent. He is in his 50th. He is married to an Amazon woman who is as old as his adopted daughter. His current wife and his adopted daughter were childhood friends. His new wife is a university graduate with a well-paid job in Manaus. They are not moving to America. Forget that! He is moving to Brazil. He lived in Manaus part-time for a while now and has his permanent residency status is established.

I can’t say if it is typical of Brazil, but couples that 20-30 years apart are common. I have two Brazilian friends that married in similar fashion. One was 46 year old and married to a woman of 19. Another one was 60 and married to a woman of 34. They have a 2 year old son now. Both couples are happy. As they say sometimes: men are like wine – they take time to mature. The demographic of Manaus favors men. There are many more women than men. The law of supply and demand is present in Manaus. Women dress to attract the attention – provocatively. It is not Latin. It is tropical. That means with a minimum of cloth. I was talking to an American recruiter who went to Brazil to interview candidates for the tech job. He rejected the women candidate because in his opinion her skirt was two short and she did not wear any stockings. If the guy would walk outside even once he might have understood why she was dressed that way. It is humid and hot! You have to take a shower 3 times a day. It is local culture.

When I went to buy some gifts a sales clerk asked who I buy gifts for? Casually, I reply that these are gifts for my children. She continues and interrogation:

-How many children you have?

-Two

-From the same woman?

I never was asked this question before and I was intrigued. It is common (I did not say normal) to have more than one child with different partners in Manaus. On occasion I meet another guy in his 60s who was proud to father 23 children with 11 women! He is certainly sounded like a hero who beat the record of human reproduction. He also was accompanied by a young woman in her twenties.

The airplane conversation continued. Tim has his business in the USA and wants to do the same in Manaus. Recently Chinese invested 120 million dollars for the residential development and he want to do some landscaping for them. Manaus is preparing for Olympics and World Cup like the rest of the cities in Brazil. Real estate prices are skyrocketing. Manaus needs landscaping. It also needs to be scrubbed and washed. You can stay in Tropical Manaus Hotel. It is up to European standard. It has its own zoo and a swimming pool. There is also a bigger zoo with tropical animals in on the Brazilian military base in Manaus. It is close to the airport and to the river walk (Rio Negro). Airline crews stay at this hotel. The breakfast is spectacular. But there is nothing else around hotel. I prefer downtown and people.

I stayed during one of my previous trips in Hotel “10 de Julio” also. It is in downtown. It is basic and safe. Rooms are clean and air-conditioned. Breakfast is served and it is right by the Municipal Theater Plaza. Many restaurants and bars are on the plaza or near it. The plaza is well guarded and safe. But I would not go far from it at night. Manaus is as any port full of riffraff, drugs and prostitutes. On weekend days the downtown is deserted. The downtown is a trade area and Manaus is not exactly a tourist spot. It is a free economic zone. Here you can bring parts tax free, assemble with for tax benefits and sell on the Brazilian market. It is also a door to Brazilian Amazon Jungle. Manaus is hot, humid. It rains a lot and sometimes in 30 minutes the water on the street rises 2 ft. Most stores downtown sell imported junk. The attraction is a municipal theater built at the time of rubber rush. There is not much to do in Manaus. 2 days should be enough to observe everything that is worth looking at.

There are three tourist agencies that rent offices in the hotel “10 de Julio”. They all sell the same thing. I have been to the jungle many times and every so often I have to go there again. I have been to the jungles lodges and to the mining camp that was 40 km from Bolivian border. If you want to see Amazon nature you can find it 30 km from Manaus. 1 hour boat ride with a guy name Cobra will take you to the places that are full of wild life. The truth is that all lodgers are the same – basic. The are registered a s hotels. But they are a plot of land with wood cabins with a shower and bed. There are some luxury lodges. But the luxury takes the breath out of the experience. It is like flying across the world to eat a big Mac. Why?

I like to be in the jungle. No phone calls. All you do is eat, sleep, tour, shower or deep in the river. It is very relaxing. You can go on the boat ride to see monkey, birds, crocs and trees. You can also camp. But this time after a shot stop over I am flying further to Porto Velho, Rondonia. Another friend of mine is taking gold mining equipment to State of Para. It is 1000 km on the dirt road one way. That is what I call a jungle adventure!