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Rebuild our soil for nutrient rich organic food

Provide veterans with green jobs who will transplant trees to areas of deforestation as well as provide companionship for shelter dogs

Rebuild our soil for nutrient rich organic food

Provide veterans with green jobs who will transplant trees to areas of deforestation as well as provide companionship for shelter dogs

$10
pledged of 78 575 $pledged of 78 575 $ goal
1
backer
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 19 2016 2:11 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 19, 2016

About

I am asking ten countries to establish 10 branches around the world to hire veterans from their own wars who would be willing to work with other vets around the world working as one to help heal our earth. 

The fund amount represents what I think I will need to get started including a 5% fee for Kickstarter and 4% for processing fees.

I want to find a piece of commercial real estate for each branch that gets established that has a shop for all necessary work and equipment repairs as well as a dog sanctuary with plenty of land for dogs to roam we rescue from shelters around the country or the globe. Also a greenhouse or biodome will be constructed for producing organic in house fruits and vegetables and composting for organic soil to be distributed throughout the community for a small delivery fee to support our biodiesel production.

Each branch will need a diesel work truck, trailer, and possibly a Kubota ATV to transport trees that will die from natural selection to areas that need them determined by local arborists.

Company's from around the world can be carbon neutral by donations or directly paying for trees to be planted and soil fertilized by the dogs we adopt.

Also I want applicants to be able to assist other non- profit organizations to help put out forest fires wherever needed.

Extra time and resources will go towards developing our own clean biodiesel to eliminate fuel costs and reduce our own carbon footprint with the goal of providing clean diesel to local community members.

To get started, I will use 20k for a used diesel truck and 7k for a trailer. With my construction background I will use the rest of the money to lease a piece of real estate and build a greenhouse so I can plant vegetables to sell to local restaurants while I develop other income sources so I can hire a team as soon as possible.

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk is the safety of the employees and citizens we may come in contact with. Safety training and safety meetings will be a priority. I have professional marketing training that will help identify problems to present efficient solutions. I am also an Eagle Scout who did a service project for the Volunteers of America and have continued serving my community since. As such I made contacts easily throughout Colorado's municipalities for a company I worked for in my mid- twenties and have learned to envision a global perspective to come up with solutions to multi-dimensional issues.

The next obvious risk would be transporting the trees. I will minimize this risk by having extensive background checks on the drivers and will provide exceptional training courses like the ones I went through in the Marines as well as in the oil field working with heavy machinery. We will also have routine inspections and maintenance on all equipment.

The third risk of this business is that there will not be enough support from businesses wanting to provide a clean earth for the younger generation and will have to rely on donations. If this happens, I will use the shop to fabricate bumpers and roll cages to keeps funds flowing until we are able to harvest our first crops from our greenhouse to sell locally.

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