I’l say more on Ecuador organic gardens in a moment. First, let’s look at organic and green ideas north of Ecuador in the USA and elsewhere.
A recent message mentioned that we have enhanced our strategic alliance with Jyske Bank by co hosting a international investing course with Jyske Global Asset Management (JGAM) at the Naples Beach Club. The shot above was taken of the Naples Beach Club golf course.
Each day Merri and I strolled down the beach from the hotel to the Naples pier.
During the day we talked with delegates attending the seminar. My speeches looked at some great opportunities for investing in green ideas.
Herein lies the rub.
Golf courses… beaches surrounded by commerce… the opulence of Naples is about as far from green as can be… yet this is what attracts so many of the bucks!
This series shows how the big economic problems today create big, new opportunities.
The greatest asset we can have in the economic era ahead is an ability to serve… to produce a product or service that adapts to new ways of living as they unfold.
One of these new ways will be green.
Merri and I left Naples (our home for more than 20 years) because it had transformed from a sleepy fishing village into a glittering metropolis. This was not us. The lifestyle there is complex now and hard to sustain.
Though our global travel for 41 years leaves us with a terrible carbon footprint and makes us look like jet setters, Merri and I are basically simple, recluse home bodies, happier weeding our garden and watching our sunflowers sprout, than flying off to a grand metropolis.
I usually work here on the front porch…
watching my grapes, raspberries, squash, tomatoes and…
by late summer will look like this.
Merri and I are such common people… so like, so many our age… that usually whatever we like, many millions of others like as well. We count on this fact in our investing. We feel for what we like, knowing there is a market for that feeling. This has paid us, over the years, well.
During the current economic transformation green may suffer… but in the end humanity cannot ignore the problem of sustainability. This means that green investments may offer special value now.
Here are excerpts from a recent Times special report entitled “It will Pay to Save the Planet”:
It’s no secret that U.S. workers are in trouble, with the unemployment rate at 8.9% and rising. At the same time, the world faces a long-term climate crisis. But what if there is a way to solve both problems with one policy? A number of environmentalists and economists believe that by implementing a comprehensive energy program, we can not only avert the worst consequences of climate change but also create millions of new jobs — green jobs — in the U.S. “We can allow climate change to wreak unnatural havoc, or we can create jobs preventing its worst effects,” President Barack Obama said recently. “We know the right choice.” According to a report by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, there are already more than 750,000 green jobs in the U.S.
Environmental advocates say that with the right policies, those job figures could swell. The Mayors’ report predicts that for the next three decades, green employment could provide up to 10% of all job growth.
Because the environment creates a huge problem… there is also great opportunity in the thoughts behind this series.
Now imagine this… a guy sitting deep in the North Carolina woods reporting about Ecuador to tens of thousands of people in a flash. We gave up our print publishing business and moved to places where we mostly walk rather than drive… built a super insulated natural house all to make our lifestyle and business greener.
You can do this too… if you wish or something of this sort… something that interests you. There are so many green ideas and opportunities.
Many of these organic… green ideas are in Ecuador.
Here are a few ways suggested in previous messages that you can earn income that are greener than the norm.
Ecuador green roses. See Ecuador Flower Income.
Here is a recent order of green Ecuador roses we received at our home.
This idea helps create employment in Ecuador… encourages green agriculture… reduces pollution for floral distribution and encourages community interaction.
Ecuador exports. See Ecuador Export Tour.
A silver & ceramic Ecuador export.
This idea encourages a shift from lots of factory manufactured stuff to quality, natural, hand made crafts.
My internet business allows me to be very green in Ecuador and North Carolina. Here I am with my Macbook amidst tall locust trees on the farm.
See how to start an internet business at Web Business Course.
Few ideas will totally reduce our carbon footprint. Yet we can consume less when we work from home and deliver electronic rather than physical products. When we void commuting we reduce travel, road wear and use less gas. We pollute less.
More Green Investing Ideas. See Green Multi Currency Portfolios Now
I talked about green investing with these speakers at the Naples seminar. Left to right: Samuel Rachlin, Rich Checkan, Steve Blumenthal, Joe Cox, John Mauldin, Gary Scott, Lars Stouge. Thomas Fischer Moderating.
Our multi currency course has been tracking green portfolios for years. The green portfolio we have tracked for years include:
Vestas: Danish Wind Turbine manufacturers.
Q Cells AG: German Solar Panel Makers.
Kurita Water: Japanese Water Purification Company.
Hyflux: Singapore Water Purification Firm.
NonoZymes: Danish Enzymes Manufacturer.
Seche Enviroment: French Environmental Porducts Firm.
I reviewed this green portfolio with my Jyske Global Asset Management adviser, Anders Nielsen. Here I am with Anders at the Naples seminar.
He recently wrote that Jyske recommends some of the green shares in our green portfolios now and said:
Jyske Bank has a buy on NovoZymes, with a target price of 515 Danish kroner (the current quote is 417.00 DKK).
Jyske Bank has a buy on Vestas, with a target price of 495 Dansih kroner (current quote is 399 DKK).
Jyske Bank does not have recommendations on the rest of the companies, but Anders passed on recommendations from other analysts from the Bloomberg system.
Seche Environnement: 16 analyst follow the company. 6 buy, 5 hold and 5 sell. The average price target is 45.94 Euro (the current quote 49.58).
Kurita water Industry: 12 analyst follow the company, 8 Buy, 2 hold and 2 sell. The average target price is 2,275 yen (the current quote 2,570).
Q-cells AG: 41 analyst follow the company, 7 buy, 13 hold and 21 sell. Average target price 17.56 Euro (The current quote 17.26).
Hyflux Ltd: 8 analyst follow the company, 5 buy, 3 hold and 0 sell, Average target price 2.21 (Current quote 1,77).
You can see a more complete report n this as a multi currency subscriber.
One, two or none of these ideas may be right for you. Others may not. We cannot be sure which shares will rise. We can be sure that rapid change is here and that green and sustainable products are vital to humanity’s future!
Great opportunity is also here and a big part of this opportunity will be in the field of environmental and social sustainability. I look forward to sharing this opportunity with you so we can make other green with envy!
Join me and Thomas Fischer from Jyske Global Asset Management in North Carolina to learn more about economic trends and David Cross our webmaster to learn how to have a global internet business.
We’ll have lunch at the farm and enjoy the cool summer mountains. Here’s a shot of our front yard.
Thomas Fisher speaking to our delegates at the farm.
Delegates enjoying a private conversation with Thomas Fischer during a coffee break at the farm.
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Delegates gain a lot by talking with each other at these courses. Here are delegates at our Naples course.
Join me with Thomas Fischer of Jyske Global Asset Management and my webmaster David Cross in North Carolina July 24-26 IBEZ North Carolina
Our North Carolina courses in 2009 will be conducted in the new…
West Jefferson Hampton Inn.
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