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

            green kids new logo - July 2011                                                                                                                                                                        

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.

Green Giant Venture Fund – California

Green Giant Venture Fund offers the following Carbon Credit services and provides a free APP available by clicking this link http://ggvf.mobapp.at/

  • Provide preliminary consulting: technical, political, legal and all other support required for the Carbon Credit project and carbon financing options.
  • Analyze and advice on financial and ownership structures, including the potential benefits, risks and implications associated with combining or separating various owners of the Project.
  • Analyze and advise as to the strategy and tactics, and assist in the negotiations and structuring of potential partnerships or private placements related to the CCP.
  • Advise as to the strategy and tactics for effecting financing and framing a strategic partnership with a major participant in the Carbon financial sector and conducting a Carbon Financing option via forward sale and or project equity.
  • Assist in the development and/or refinement of written materials, presentations, financial models and analyses, to the extent needed, for use with potential investors and/or lenders.
  • Identify, evaluate, and assist in the due diligence of potential funding candidates and the CCP. Identify, evaluate, and assist in the due diligence of potential investors (including any potential investors identified by the Client.
  • Provide introductions to institutional investors, strategic and/or financial partners, lenders, or other relevant CCP investors, as necessary.
  • To assist the CLIENT in the pursuit of its FINANCIAL OBJECTIVES, the PDC is prepared to provide the CLIENT with the following Carbon Credit Project Development and Carbon Credit Financing options and services:
  • Phase I: Carbon Baseline Establishment Using information provided by the CLIENT, Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF) will develop estimates of carbon stocks (baselines) for the ownership of Carbon Credits. These base year carbon stocks will then be modeled forward to the current date using the estimates in order to estimate net annual emission abatement levels over the projection periods designated for the VER-PIN and PID.
  • Phase II: Economic Analysis Using the information assembled in Phase I, Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF) will calculate projected income and expense streams that would result from the sale of carbon financial instruments over the analysis period. These analyses can be performed under several income and expense scenarios. Income can be forecasted using the most current valuation data available, both with and without market price appreciation. Expenses streams will be derived using the most current market participation fees, brokerage fees, start up costs and discounts or reserve levels. The models created to process these different approaches will be constructed in such a manner as to facilitate additional scenarios or carbon prices, if desired. In order to develop the models and reports for this analysis, CLIENT will need to provide a variety of information to Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF). As a result of the information provided and reviewed in Phase I, gaps or additional data needs may be identified. Any additional data needed to fully account for carbon stocks and accounting will be identified at this time.
  • Phase III: Project Proposal This phase begins the process of developing the project PDD. Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF), shall compile the required information for the document, and produce the (PDD) for submission and verification on behalf of the project. This process requires the full disclosure of ownership information, project information, quantification methods, estimated sequestration levels, approval of the models to be used, and other key information on the project. Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF) is experienced in producing proposals for the forward market and knows how best to present or “sell” the project to the market.
  • Phase IV: Project Commitments Upon review of this project, we may require additional work to satisfy any conditions required for approval. As described above, additional inventory, process certification, product sales or other requirements may need to be met in order to participate in the market. Each project will present its own level of compliance on these issues. Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF) does not recommend that project owners invest significant expense or effort in meeting market requirements specific to carbon market participation prior to approval of the project proposal. After the project has been approved, the commitments made in the proposal shall be implemented. Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF) will work to facilitate these requirements in whatever capacity they may require.
  • Phase V: Baseline Calculation and Development of the Carbon Accounting SystemA basic requirement of carbon market participation is the presence of a carbon accounting system. This system must be capable of handling the conversion of your business to carbon equivalents, tracking net changes annually, and providing a verifiable report annually to the marketplace. Depending on the geographic location, type, and complexity of the business within the project, owners may choose to use the carbon accounting services available through Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF), or may choose to develop and or enhance their own system, or a hybrid system using components of both approaches. Using Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF)carbon accounting module database, Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF)could establish the baseline and populate the module with level data. Using the VCS/GS/CCAR approved database Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF)would then implement the carbon accounting system consistent with VCS/GS/CCAR rules for a managed offset project. Should the client choose to provide its own carbon accounting, Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF)could provide consulting services in the development of the system. Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF) staff can work with your existing data management system in order to facilitate conformance with market accounting rules as consultants. Scoping audits can also be provided as interim tests of your system prior to market participation. Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF) can use derivatives of a current inventory system, make the carbon conversions, generate annual reports, and submit the annual reports to the market annually for registration and trading. There are many options available to project owners depending on the comprehensive nature of their current system for carbon accounting and their capacity or interests in handling the accounting requirements in house or outsourced.Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF) will work with the project owner to facilitate the most desirable, efficient and effective approach to meeting the market expectations.
  • Phase VI: Project VerificationAfter having met all VCS/GS/CCAR emission reduction schedule requirements, and producing the initial baseline report, the project must be verified by an approved by a Designated Operational Entity (DOE) third party verifier. Third party verifications of the carbon accounting process are an annual market requirement for participants. Although Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF) cannot serve this role on projects for which we consult and aggregate credits due to conflicts of interest, Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF) can assist project owners in securing a qualified verifier and can also assist in managing and facilitating the verification process. As the role Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF) plays in any specific project is variable, there may be instances where accounting records are in Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF) control, requiring that we participate in the audits. The structure of the relationship between Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF) and the project owner will dictate the degree to which Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF) staff will need to participate.
  • Phase VII: Project Aggregation, Baseline Registration, and Trading
  • Upon successful verification, Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF) can then begin the process of aggregation and trading or banking of carbon credits generated on the project site. This process is implemented annually with the submission of the annual report to the VCS/GS/CCAR. Based on each project owners plan for banking vs. marketing, Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF) will register and or market credits accrued. Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF) will administer the process of monetizing credits chosen for sale, receiving income and distributing dividends to project owners in accordance with their objectives. Green Giant Venture Fund (GGVF) will work with each project owner to facilitate trades in a timely, efficient, and value added manner.

Grant Galloway



World Bank- Carbon Finance registered service provider

UNFCCC -CDM Bazaar registered service provider

USA 858-366-4792

Cell: 858-888-2575





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.