GEC Communities will work closely with the governmental authorities (national and provincial) in countries that have large areas of rainforest, leaders of the local communities in these countries and international regulatory bodies to implement our program. The distribution of the funds generated from the monetization of carbon credits associated with the protection of the rainforest will be overseen by the company in conjunction with the government to assure the money is used for the intended purposes. To assure this outcome as the funds are disbursed, the company will make project specific payments rather than paying the government for general use in their treasury.
The company will utilize the best technologies available to achieve our goal . We will look to provide the highest quality, most cost efficient materials and processes possible to implement the agreed upon social programs. A primary focus of this effort will be to make use of as much local labor and supervision as possible in all aspects of what we do in an effort to redirect the local population from destroying the rain forest as a method of survival. We, along with the governments we are working with, believe retraining the way people in the region think about their daily existence is a critical part to the long term success of our projects.
Examples of the technologies the company will use are: structural insulated panel systems (http://www.sips.org/green-building/green-building-with-sips); hydroponic crop growth (http://www.simplyhydro.com/system.html ); advance microbial composting of food and animal waste (http://www.gecorganics.com) to eliminate the waste while creating organic fertilizer for the growth of crops and the repair of eroded soil; as well as advanced waste water treatment systems (http://www.geco.us/projects.html) to purify and recycle waste water. This will all be supported through the use of self contained electrical power generation systems (solar, wind, water turbine and waste bio-digesters) when electrical power is not available through a centralized distribution system (as is the case in many remote villages). The company will work with existing and new companies that will provide the licensing of their technology and technology transfer opportunities for the implementation of these processes at the local level in the participating countries.
In all cases we will attempt to construct facilities in the region to manufacture and deliver the components necessary to build: housing, schools, hospitals, roads, water and soil treatment locations as well as sustainable food production facilities. We will strive to have as carbon neutral a footprint as feasible and to implement processes that are green in as many ways as possible.
The company considers the social benefit that the local population gains from this process is as important as the protection of the rainforest itself. Both are symbiotic to the other and the real key to long term sustainability.
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