Friday, August 26, 2011

The Family Fish Farm Network - A Profitable Social Business

Everybody is Talking About NEW Green Jobs - We are DOING Something About IT!
With unemployment in double digits and seemingly on the rise, there is an urgent need to create hope and opportunity. Our new initiative is intended to create new green jobs. In addition it will involve the community in long-term economic development and in mobilizing support for local products and production. In seeking a practical solution, we are committing our abilities and resources to the enrichment of the lives of our neighborhoods and communities. With this goal in mind, we are announcing the formation and prospective launch of: The Family Fish Farm Network, Inc.

The Family Fish Farms Network is a business that will bring a NEW and innovative model to our commercially devastated inner cities, towns, and rural areas. . The plan is to build and operate a network of Aquaponic farms within our cities that will provide local high quality organic fresh seafood and vegetables. These neighborhood fish farms will be operated by the persons within that community and they will all have the opportunity to participate in ownership. This business model is intended to provide jobs, promote pride in ownership, and offer a source of clean, fresh, local food. In addition to this, we intend to reinvest a large percentage of our profits into our communities by helping fund education and training programs for our youth, and meaningful opportunities for those hardest to employ. It is our further intention to provide both organizational and financial transparency.

The Family Fish Farms Network and The Triple Bottom Line:
The triple bottom line (abbreviated as "TBL" or "3BL", and also known as "people, planet, profit" or "the three pillars"[1]) captures an expanded spectrum of values and criteria for measuring organizational (and societal) success: economic, ecological and social. With the ratification of the United Nations andICLEI TBL standard for urban and community accounting in early 2007, this became the dominant approach to public sector full cost accounting. Similar UN standards apply to natural capital and human capital measurement to assist in measurements required by TBL, e.g. the ecoBudget standard for reportingecological footprint.

Finally, Please visit our website  Our Facebook page is: Family Fish Farms  This will be one of the means we will use to communicate our plans and to engage the energy and participation of the community. In addition to this blog we will use other social media tools like Twitter and Facebook. Our fundamental goal is to create decent green jobs. It is our plan to make this a sustainable community economic development project. Our goal is to build strong communities one business at a time!

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