Green2Gold is a project of the Environmental Education Group (EEG), (a 501 C-3 non-profit institution, founded in 1972) . EEG's core project, Green2Gold is dedicated to building a better, greener world through ethical, environmental economic development. Green2Gold is dedicated to helping green businesses grow through their unique Environmental Incubation™ process. Green2Gold mentors, educates, and brings to market environmental technologies, services, sustainable enterprises and environmentally-respectful products.
The organization was formed to both stimulate sustainable economic development and commercialize innovative ideas in sustainable and renewable products and services, inspiring viable solutions to environmental degradation and pollution. With a proven track record of success, Green2Gold has hundreds of clients, both virtual and “brick and mortar” spanning the globe, national and international media coverage, frequent speaking engagements, and a monthly e-newsletter that reaches tens of thousands of recipients worldwide.
With the goal of establishing community-based, mixed-tech and mixed-use sustainable incubators throughout the US and internationally, Green2Gold effectively leverages local communities to work together to build a vibrant, green economy resulting in a brighter future.Green2Gold specializes in a spectrum of educational and mentorship services designed to effectively commercialize innovative, new green products and services, alternative energies, and environmental technologies, through services such as mentorship, product development, financing resources, prototyping, market research, intellectual property protection and licensing, cooperative marketing, business development, community expansion, et al.
The organization is unique in that it additionally incubates and helps grow non-profit entities through mentorship, organizational development, strategic planning, and effective grassroots marketing. Green2Gold has helped launch organizations including Playful Planet, HumaniTourism™, Dreamalings Foundation, Hip Hop Kidz, The Money Camp, Lady Bug Jane, GreenTower Sustainability, Save The Mermaids, Esperanza, Aid Still Required, AUTSPOT Foundation, amongst numerous others. To further their commitment to promoting effective environmental entrepreneurship at all levels of society, today and tomorrow, the Environmental Education Group and Green2Gold have pioneered the YIPEE KIDS PROGRAMS, which are incredibly dynamic youth programs centered around inspiring environmental entrepreneurship in tomorrow’s leaders.
Green2Gold has cultivated a broad range of supporters, sponsors, and associated organizations such as California Coast Venture Forum [http://www.ccvf.org ], Launchpoint Technologies, U.S. Dept of Commerce Renewable Energy Team, The Conscious Business Institute, Maverick Angels, Small Business Entrepreneurship Center, and the International Women’s Festival, World Responsible Industries, Inventors Workshop International, TECHBREW Multi-Dimensional MEGA MIXERS, Metropolitan Water District, and the GREEN COAST ALLIANCE.
Green2Gold’s track record of proven results speaks for itself. Put on your green thinking cap and join the Green2Gold community of innovators building a better world.
A note from Environmental Education Group's Alan Tratner, Lielle Arad and Non Profit volunteer Kent Carruso to future volunteers and advisory board members of our projects and Non-profit plans and Events:
As most of you already know EEG with Alan Tratner, Lielle Arad and volunteer Kent Carruso, has revamped and expanded it's goals and operations over the last couple years. Our new goals are mainly to be a more effective, efficient and more responsible world helping non-profits.
Our many new well thought-out goals have required some personal sacrifices’ and lot of deep thinking to go along with our new commitments to our sponsors and our constituents. We have deeply considered our future directions, our agendas and our sense of responsibility to our planet as well as the life on it. We have decided to enter into projects all over the world bringing all of our connections and expertise with our main goals being: To help as many people as we can everywhere without prejudice. Also, to bring forth long-term solutions, as well as long range programs and projects that will aid those people, as well as those atmospheres and help to bring balance to our planet in the process.
Alan Tratner, Lielle Arad and Kent Carruso will be setting up specific Project-Boards with various experts to aid us in our goals. (Project-Boards are, specific boards of directors’ set up for various projects throughout the world, by EEG and its organizations.)
We also have in place a specific empowered non-profit committee of responsibility, to oversee all projects and have final say in all decisions of these various Project-Boards. Thus insuring our sponsors and our investors of our maintained responsibility commitments.
Along with several other interested non-profit people and organizations, Alan Tratner, Lielle Arad and Kent Carruso all agree that the non-profit committee of responsibility will have as its’ main function the weighing of proposed concepts and ideas of our Project-Boards in relationship to the main goals of EEG. For instance; do these proposed ideas of the Project-Board have the needed sense of responsibility required to further help balance our planet and help people gain a long term sense of accountability in our fast expanding world. Or, have these proposed ideas and concepts lost that perspective in their personal and collective possible financial successes. Note; this was just one example of the work of the responsibility committee. There are many other aspects that our responsibility committee looks at before approving board recommendations.
Alan Tratner, Lielle Arad and Kent Carruso all agree that it is a very wise move that the responsibility committee will consider all board recommendations, as well as do research it self. This non-profit committee will have as its main function and responsibility the final decisions in all EEG projects to insure responsibility is the priority.
This committee cannot be called to board meetings. Recommendations to this non-profit committee will be in writing or presented by the president of the board Alan Tratner, or representative Lielle Arad in person, by email, or by phone.
Possible Project-Board members will be recommended by Alan Tratner or representative Lielle Arad to become eligible to sit on any of our Project-Boards. Alan Tratner will assign terms of service for board members. Those terms my be ended at any time Mr. Tratner feels that board member is not in harmony with the goals and rules of our non-profit organization or it's committee of responsibility.
Alan Tratner, Lielle Arad and Kent Carrso have all stated that these new EEG board and committee steps are in place now and are protecting our board members, investors, our sponsors, our volunteers, as well as our organizations.
The absolute integrity of our commitments in moving forward and the responsibility to maintain that clear path is the main reason we are now establishing these Project-Boards and our empowered non-profit committee of responsibility.
Alan Tratner says that special representative Lielle Arad, and long time volunteer Kent Carruso all agree, that we now more then ever, with these new safeguards in place, have gained a new dimension of trust and optimism with our sponsors and investors.
We are 100% committed and thoroughly motivated moving forward. We already have more positive support, more wind in our sails, more fuel in our rockets then ever before. So captains and crews: Onward and upward. It is our great pleasure and honor to be working with each and every one of you, and we humbly appreciate your great talents and expertise.