Genesis Environmental is a nonprofit environmental organization supporting sustainability practices in clean energy production, waste management, urban food production, and housing for homeless.
Housing homeless veterans while providing them real world training, and jobs with livable wages in an economically sustainable model that takes care of the environment results in a true sustainability model: self-replication without dependency on donations.
Using innovative technology from companies like Symbiotic Systems, Green Earthology and Earth Wind & Power Corporation, we develop Veteran Green Depot communities to train veterans in organic waste management, composting, water purification, soil production, organic farming, irrigation & micro-grid energy systems.
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“If we’ve learned any lessons during the past few decades, perhaps the most important is that preservation of our environment is not a partisan challenge; it’s common sense. Our physical health, our social happiness, and our economic well-being will be sustained only by all of us working in partnership as thoughtful, effective stewards of our natural resources.”
Without the ability to reproduce, an organism and its community cease to exist. A growing problem like homelessness requires a solution with sustainability & scalability. Veteran Green Depot communities use a business model that goes beyond economic sustainability and allows for reproduction as the effort is scaled to house more homeless, remediate more organic waste, produce more soil and crops and bring experienced vets from one community to start up another. The life cycle of the program becomes more dependent on the willingness of local authorities & municipalities to help with zoning laws and permits. If a system is developed to solve a socio-economic problem at no expense for a city, a mutual exchange of help from the system of city bureaucrats must be in effect to create a zero expense to the system implementing its solution.
Nature creates solutions in an amazing way by combining systems. A problem in one system is solved by introducing it to a problem from another system. CO2 is waste exhaled by animals but a life-giving source of energy to plants. We seek to imitate the nature; a problem to one system is the solution to another.
“Problems are nothing but wake-up calls for creativity”
“Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.”
“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”
Robert H. Shuller
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
We recognize that many programs fail due to lack of funding more than their inability to meet a need. Rather than relying only on donations to function, Genesis Environmental designed our model of economic sustainability by using environmentally sustainable methods for supporting healthy life and business.
Collaboration with other more established charitable groups is one important key to our success. Many have discovered, especially when dealing with government compliance, that bureaucracy is where innovation and progress go to die. Certain degrees of control are warranted, but we also recognize when a system has gone awry. Genesis Environmental creates solutions for these situations by integrating with Veteran organizations in order to provide an equal exchange of thought and work to meet the challenges we face with the environment and homelessness head on.
Issues addressed with an integrated approach
Mind & Body
“Sustainability” and “Symbiosis”
A philosophy where these words go hand in hand. Words that describe the need for us to recognize as the human race; we must live symbiotically with the Earth in a way in which prospers, heals and cares for the earth so the Earth can return the same to us.
- Mutualistic – a relationship in which all parties benefit
- Commensal – a relationship in which one side benefits and the other receives no significant harm or benefit
- Parasitic – a relationship in which one side benefits to the others peril
A metaphorical and philosophical view by Genesis Environmental: Genesis 2:15 describes a purpose given to humankind; to guard, care and cultivate the environment. The environment was naturally in mutual symbiosis. Genesis 3:17 describes a fall and a failure. Humankind eventually comes to a parasitic relationship with the environment
Genesis 2:7 describes the building blocks of humans are found in the dust of the earth…base minerals. Healing the Earth and cultivating the soil may prove to become a symbiotic healing relationship.
Symbiotic relationships involve economies as well as habitats. Our world’s economic history shows business acting as an intentional and irresponsible parasite on the environment in order to increase profits. Sustainability demands that we recognize the pertinence of mutual symbiosis of humanity and the earth…we believe the opportunity exists; when business is properly incentivized to act with environmental concern.
A circle of life
Environmental Sustainability programs solving an Economic Sustainability challenges. Providing homeless veterans with housing and income by creating revenue through recycling of organic disposal from landscape, restaurants and grocery and creating compost for farmed plants and bagged soil sales
The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.