See what this buffoon’s army with papier mache machine guns has to do with green investing ideals.
Our son, Jake, has worked his entire life in the field of environmental sustainability and has helped me form my ideals on green investing.
His green ideals began as a university student when he enrolled years ago in a course taught by Dr. Peter Blaze Corcoran, the Professor of Environmental Studies and Environmental Education, at Florida Gulf Coast University.
Dr. Corcoran has incredible green ideals. He co-authored the book, “The Earth Charter in Action: Toward a Sustainable World with Wangari Maathai, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Maurice F. Strong.
Jake went to work for the National Wildlife Federation and became a board member of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education.
Now he works for the British Environmental Agency and is in his last year of studying environmental law after which he will become a British solicitor specializing in this field.
When Jake sends me details about the environment, I listen closely as they help a lot with my investing ideals.
A memo Jake recently sent about Dr. James Lovelock was of special interest because it matched so closely some of the green ideals I have found to work well when investing.
These green investing ideals led me to work with Jyske Bank and formulate our Green Portfolio which rose 263% in 2007. So I want share these green ideals with you here.
According to Wikepedia “Dr James Ephraim Lovelock, CH, CBE, FRS (born 26 July 1919) is an independent scientist, author, researcher, environmentalist, and futurist who lives in Cornwall, in the southwest of Great Britain. He is known for proposing the Gaia hypothesis, in which he postulates that the Earth functions as a kind of superorganism.”
“Dad, Lovelock is the Godfather of climate change science and always hard to ignore. He is, of course, a very controversial figure (mainly because of his apocalyptic – almost prophet visions). But if I hear just about anyone in the SD movement talk about him – they say ‘we hate to say it but just about everything he’s ever predicted has come true.’
Here’s what I take from this thinking:
“Focus on innovation not conservation.
“Invest in technology.
“Prepare to adapt to new ways of living.
“Crisis will bring a post consumer society.
“Human lives are most fulfilling when driven by a sense of purpose.
“We will soon be forced to live more purposeful lives.
“There is always reason to be optimistic.
“Start looking for investment properties in Iceland.
These are, in my opinion, some good green investment ideals. We use many of these ideals when we think about investing and you can see how they impact our
green portfolio. For example, the green portfolio contains two water technology shares that are focused on innovation to clean water…not conversation.
In fact all the shares in the green investing portfolio are based on innovation and technology.
Several of the reasons we are in Ecuador relate to adapting, living in a safe climate during global warming and enjoying life as these Ecuadorians are:
These shots were taken in yesterday’s parade for the Cotacachi Queen.
To see more pictures of the parade click here.
The final ideal to “enjoy life” is perhaps the most important and we’ll focus on this in tomorrow’s message that looks more at the green investing portfolio and why it rose 263% in a year but also why it fell dramatically as well….and what this means.
Until then, good green investing!
Join us in North Carolina to learn more about Green Investing May 23-25 for International Investing & Business Made EZ
May 13-17 Ecuador Import Export Tour
June 7-8 Coastal Real Estate Tour