Entrepreneurial Partnership Works to Build Sustainable, Healthy World for Kids / USA and Brazil

[Austin, TX, Rio de Janeiro Brazil- Monday January 14, 2013 ] – A Brazilian-American entrepreneur with a passion for sustainable technologies and green innovation is taking steps to build a safer, healthier environment for children. Austin-based entrepreneur Julio Ferreira has announced the formation of the JTJ Partnership to develop Green Kids Village (GKV), an initiative aimed at providing natural, sustainable environments and positive role models in place of what he calls “a toxic waste dump for the spirit.”

“Today’s kids don’t live in the real world,” explains Ferreira. “They have nothing beautiful or natural in their lives, nothing but urban boredom. They are constantly surrounded by movies and video games in which the goal is to maim or kill people. What message does this send about the value of life?” He points to the recent wave of U.S. shootings as a manifestation of this cultural problem. “When people see life as a game or movie where killing is okay and actions have no consequences, they buy a gun and try to emulate the models of ‘success’ they see,” he notes. “The sheer boredom and ugliness of modern life encourages many of them to turn to drugs. They are unplugged from reality.”

Green Kids Village intends to bring current and future generations of youth back to reality through an appreciation of the natural world and healthy activities. Ferreira emphasizes that positive reinforcement can and should take the place of negative reinforcement in a child’s upbringing and education. “We can teach the beauty of the world, and the necessity of preserving that beauty, just as easily as we can teach indifference and aggression,” he says. “But it is up to us to provide that education, along with an environment that supports it.”

Ferreira’s “sustainable village” will place a strong emphasis on ecological education through first-hand experience with the natural world. “We want to create a beautiful green mall with organic food courts and fun interactive activities for the whole family. At the same time, we will create a safe, healthy space where children can gather and enjoy themselves without parents worrying about where they are or what they are doing.”

Ferreira’s background seems well suited to the endeavor. In addition to his development of the Green Kids Village Partnership, Ferreira is also highly involved in the Brazil-USA Green Technology Trade Association and Brazil invest group-Garnero family . This organization is dedicated to building green technology and green energy partnerships and cooperation between the two nations. “We help connect technologists connect with capital providers. We also enhance communication and innovation through the networking of research, educational and agricultural institutions, and we work to increase government and public awareness of sustainability issues,” says Ferreira.

The other two members of the Green Kids Village Partnership are Jay Hargrave and Tyrone “Trae” Hudson. Hargrave is the owner, architect and fabricator at Jay Hargrave Architecture in Austin; Hudson is the owner and operator of Shubie’s Wave-house, Texas’ only flow-boarding facility. Ferreira expresses excitement about working with these two Austin entrepreneurs to help Green Kids Village recognize its potential, saying, “These two business owners are a great example of the kind of innovative thinkers and community-minded individuals that will make the Green Kids concept thrive.”

The JTJ Partnership currently seeks $5 million in equity funding for the GKV concept from socially-conscious businesses, institutions and organizations throughout the U.S. “In every major city plagued by crime, drugs or other social issues that affect kids, we believe there are community leaders who will gladly invest in a better tomorrow,” says Ferreira, adding that parents in these cities would almost certainly flock to GKV malls in an effort to keep their kids healthy and well-adjusted. “A healthy environment creates mentally, physically and socially healthy kids. If we can provide our children with a positive, life-affirming environment in which to play and learn, I believe we will see an end to this epidemic of violence and mental illness that is troubling so many young people. An investment in Green Kids is an investment in the future of our world.”

Interested parties are encouraged to contact Ferreira at (512) 636-2001 for more information.

Julio Ferreira
Cell – 512 636 2001
Austin – Texas

Green Kids Mall Opportunity

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Presents Green Kids Mall —- Investment Opportunity

New Green Business Concept

Eco friendly Outdoor Mall- Green Innovation

Dear Investors

Allow me to take this opportunity to be introduced to you Green Kids. I own and manage Green Kids Sustainable Village founded in Austin, TX and expanding to Brazil. I am friend of Mario Garnero group in Sao Paulo, we have been close business associates for some time and based on some of my new projects, I was encouraged to contact you as a smart connection with Brazilian investor and entrepreneurs . I believe we would make a fantastic strategic partners in developing these concepts and bringing them to market here in the US and Brazil . After reviewing some information on you and your company you seem to have a keen sense at identifying innovation and potential inside and outside the global business and green innovations .

Green kids is a specialized venue for the development of sustainable and renewable products and services. Our range of services are designed to educate, promote and protect the interests of our global community. Our venue also offers customers special retail shops to purchase sustainable products exclusively, this would be a first in the US. Our research indicates that Austin Texas and Vitoria ES is quite literally the best places for such a venue. Additionally, our facility will provide a strong educational focus on helping families go green.

Bearing in mind the kind of business we are, the purpose of this letter is to outline to you our new business strategy which it is aimed to establish a networking relationship between our companies. This networking would help my business develop new and better posited financial allies as well as offer your business access to some of my business contacts in Brazil in green technology field. A short briefing of our current project are enclosed with this e-mail.

We are looking forward to your favorable consideration on this matter. Should you have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly. I look forward to having your bright business intelligence with me to take this green venture off the ground.

Thank you- Julio Ferreira – 512 636 2001  -Austin TX


Eco friendly  Outdoor Mall-  Green Innovation

The new Green Village Mall is more than a standard shopping mall. It is a themed outdoor shopping venue with interactive learning environments, specialty shops, and unique eateries that will make simply being here a step in the right direction for our future. It is a place where parents can visit with their children and learn by doing, learning about the world around them and ways to make their world better. Our mall is one of the first of its kind to successfully cultivate ideas that foster sustainability for the next generation. Adults can come to a place where they know they can find the environmentally sensitive products they desire and extend this culture of green living to their home. The EcoVillage is quite literally “sustainability made simple”.


The Austin market is prime for a venue like this. Green Village will bring a new standard of shopping and entertainment to Austin, Texas. Local residents and visitors to the Texas state capital will enjoy the high-end retail shops, restaurants and other attractions guaranteed to be as eclectic and exciting as Austin itself.

Supported by a flourishing job market, the population of Austin has seen steady growth in recent years resulting in an expanding shopper base for Green Village. In addition, the site will enjoy a prime location in one of the city’s top trade areas and close to high-income neighborhoods. Like Austin itself, Green Village Mall will soon be the place to be.

Why this business?

Along with the shopping and educational functions, this project will also be able to serve the community. Throughout the center it will have gathering spots for people to interact socially. It can have play areas where kids can safely play, also offering a place for the parents to interact as well. A daycare area and even an after-school center where green education can take place is also part of the green village package. Offering our community a chance to take part in the future of shopping today. Customers really have little options to shop responsibly. Even more over,


Unique service

The simple truth is that we are living in a time where economic, and global awareness are becoming a more and more important part of our daily lives. So much so that our concerns are surfacing in everything from what products we purchase, to how our products are made. Staying conscious of these types of issues make just shopping at the Green Village mall a small plus on our way to a better tomorrow. There are themed outdoor shopping centers like the successful Irvine Spectrum, the Americana at Brand and the Universal City Walk. The theme for this retail mall is an Green Village, a place where sustainable, green companies can show off their wares, but in a more intimate setting that does not feel as corporate. The feel of these unique shopping centers place you in another mindset and that is what we want for this, taking the visitor out of their quick-trip shopping agenda, to a more journey like experience.

In addition to the main attraction, this center will also serve an educational function. In the walking path and interspersed throughout the center are little follies, and breakout points that lead to other paths geared towards a specific aspect of green living. As you walk along, you come across a path that will lead you through an example of native central Texas plants with a shopping list of what you saw at the end. Further along the main path, kids can come across a giant working solar panel which you can rotate and change to find the best orientation to produce the most power, at the end you are directed to the store where you find these types of green products for your home.


The Green Village management team is lead by founder, Julio Ferreria and partner Trae Hudson. Along with the rest of his team of professionals, Mr. Ferreria will take the Green Village from an incredible local business to an international and global powerhouse. Julio Ferreira is the driving force behind Green Kids Austin and its sister project, Green Kids Brazil, an innovative “sustainable mall” and ecological education resource for young people. Born Brazil to an American mother from New York and a father from Portugal, he lives as an American citizen with his family in Austin, Texas. His global perspective and talent for cutting-edge commercial strategies, combined with his passion for protecting the environment through sustainable development solutions, has earned him an international reputation as an enthusiastic visionary and business pioneer.


Green Village is set to be one of the freshest shopping experiences in the history of American shopping. We are offering investors the opportunity to be part of an amazing, highly profitable, innovative project. We are seeking $28M for a 61% equity ownership. Expected earnings can be found in the investors package, available upon request.

The fear of changes

By Julio C. Ferreira,

Compliance is the enemy of development and the jailor of freedom.”

                                                                                                                  John Kennedy


We have been all prepared to detest quizzes, exams and tests. We simply don’t like to run the risks inherent in the search of happiness.


Accustomed to say amen to eccentricities we always save our skin by not standing up to misused power; we would rather disobey little by little without really endeavoring to fight our governors’ proverbial arbitrariness and mismanagements. In this way, laws fall into disuse, but we certainly live a national actuality which is very distant from the imposing façade of our state, which is only a fiction. Indeed, we are all sort of “outlaws”.

Concerns about the national wholeness and unity have always been the reasons for successive discontinuities in our evolutional way in search of freedom, justice and humanity.

Some politicians, along our tumultuous republican history, have never demonstrated a great democratic inclination. They hate plebiscites, referenda, and ballot boxes in general. Restatements of both electoral and political legislations are constant and often made at the last moment before the electoral periods.

Casuistry is then applied so that nothing can be really changed indeed.

We can point out theUNITED STATES OF AMERICAfor; after all, it was the political model dreamt of by the supposed idealists who expatriated the Emperor without a plebiscite, which only took place a hundred years later.

The fundamental test of theUnited Stateswas a civil war which resulted in the removal of some constitutional ambiguities as well as of social and economical differences which disunited the country. Afterwards, both the Assembly and the Executive powers were tested.

The political answer was flexibility to deal with emergencies and also a continuous improving to meet increasing necessities.

The third test took place in the economical area: a minimum but necessary regulation which should be strong and competent to harmonize capitalism and the public interest. They readily drummed up the administrative modernization: jurisdictions were honestly and boldly maintained in the states. The masterly test was the one concerning the ethical behavior adjustment of a new social conscience to the governmental environment. The constitutional structure proved not to be a hindrance at all to electoral claims.

The trash of racism, education and social work were thus gradually removed, without any constitutional reforms, which demonstrated the stability of the original foundations and the consolidation of a national unity ruled by principles, not by truculence of the Union power.

Finally, we may consider the American government’s conduct as regards its foreign policy as an incontrovertible symbol of its good-neighbor policy.

Without modifying its constitution and giving up isolationism, theUnited Statesbecame an active and preponderant participant in the international policy destinies.

Nowadays the Federal Government states has been reduced, the central deficit is being shrunk, assessment acts have been discussed and improved, and problems concerning its own survival in a new world full of urging and commercially dependent matters have been confronted with, in an age of globalization of extremely complex interests. Throughout all the transformation process of the American Society the Supreme Court has always maintained its moral supremacy, as if it were above the short term emergencies as well as long term trends.

In the twentieth century the successive courts kept on finding, through keen interpretation in the analysis of the constitution, the powers which would enable them to maneuver the deciding machines in a permanently changing world, without the arduous, slow and dubious procedures for the formal amendments. The average American holds a fascination for the historical figures that founded their federative confederation of the “independent” States. They have never feared proving it.

They are guided by the reverence for the plainness of a fundamental document for their lives, for the individual’s freedom, for the reconciliation of the ethnic and cultural diversity of the country, which assures the FEDERALIST PRINCIPLES, stability and the power of institutions. This is what the distinguished Ruy Barbosa yearned for the United States of Brazil.

However, politicians and leaders would not, however, submit themselves to the patient efforts and appraisals required by the respect for the founding constitution of 1891.

Look at the consequences!

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Julio Ferreira- 512 636 2001 -Austin Tx

Brazil US Green Tech Trade Association


Brazil-USA Green Technology Trade Association


The principal objectives of the Brazil-USA Green Technology Trade Association are to

  • Build cooperation between Brazil and the U.S.A. in the fields of green technology and green energy
  • Assist businesses with interests in green technology and energy to find and develop promising technologies and relationships
  • Enhance relationships between universities, research organizations, and businesses in both countries and thereby to increase the pace of innovation
  • Help technologists and capital providers to find each other
  • Increase governmental, business and public interactions in order to improve green policy development and policy consonance across jurisdictions.

The means to accomplish these objectives will include conferences, facilitated networking opportunities, vetted database resources, working groups to develop industry standards, and educational programming that enhances diffusion and adoption of conservation practices and green technologies. The Association’s great breadth of membership is likely to stimulate other creative activities as well.

The Association’s membership structure will reflect its commitment both to its members and to the larger world. Like most trade associations, its principal members will be businesses; unlike those others, however, research organizations and universities will be formal members, and government officials will participate ex officio. The result will be fruitful cross-fertilization and collaboration, and greater progress in developing synergies between private goals and public needs.

The Association will bring into its ranks companies and organizations of the highest caliber, some of which are already leaders in their fields, and others that are poised, because of their intellectual properties, to become technology leaders. Membership dues will vary by member organization size and ability to pay; startup companies, small research organizations, and local governments are encouraged to join.

we are working  to  invite BrasilInvest Group, Mario Garnero family in Sao Paulo,to kick off the Association’s American membership drive in 2012 The Institute of the Americas at UCSD will host both public and private meetings, and similar events will be arranged in Los Angeles and the Bay Area, Austin, Miami and NY , Morrison & Foerster LLP is legal counsel to the Association.

The Association cordially invites organizations involved in any way with green technology to join as Founding Members. Founding Members will receive special benefits in exchange for their early commitment.

The Brazil-USA Green Technology Trade Association is more than a business association among business associations. It is a practical means to help meet the challenges presented to us by the world we have made and that our children will inherit.