BTFI Online Library

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BTFI-CLOUD BASED LIBRARY

Overview

The online library will include a collection of resources about good environmental practices that will benefit people from around the globe. Contents of the online library include electronic books.

Goals

  1. To be the primary informational services.
  2. To provide accessibility of online information.

Specifications

Informational base and Learning management capability.

Milestones

  1. Request for participation

 

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Sustainable Environmental Act (SEA)™

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Overview

Good businesses are those that comply with existing laws, standards, and guidelines. For businesses to operate, they should meet these existing standards.

Goals

  1. Sustainable practices are researched and are supported by stakeholders.
  2. To promote sustainability for people in need.

Specifications

Target businesses and educational institutions.

Milestones

  1. Identify target market

  2. Develop plan for schools and businesses

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2030

 

Eco-Business Awards™

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Hall of Eco-Friendly Practitioners

Overview

Earning an Eco-Business Award™ for an organization is essential because it improves its image or reputation in the environmental service industry.

Goals

  • To reward and celebrate to accomplished environmental friendly businesses.

  • To empower the continuation of engaging in supporting eco-friendly business.

Specifications

  • Nominate eco-friendly business.

Milestones

  1. Set up benchmark for eco-friendly businesses

  2. Award those companies that meet the standards

 

Funds to Create Ecological Businesses

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Overview

This is an ideal service to help eradicate poverty and raise ecological friendly awareness. Fundings may vary based on availability, the scope of the business proposal and its impact.

Goals

  • To create economic freedom, while engaging in eco-friendly services and/or products.

  • To understand sustainable environmental practices.

Specifications

  • Cloud-based

  • Eco-friendly

Milestones

  • Increase Awareness

  • Teach and Engage the Global Communities

  • Give back

Global Citizenship Program (GCP)™

Global citizenship refers to actions that reflect unity or camaraderie with the world community. As a global citizen, an individual identifies himself as a citizen of the world instead of a citizen of their country (McIntyre, 2003; Schattle, 2008). As a global citizen, one becomes concerned and involved with various issues that affect global communities. Developing a global citizenship program is important in engaging local and international populations. The most successful organizations are those with widespread reach and influence locally and internationally. Such is the goal of a Global Citizenship Program – for the group to become a force in mobilizing people around the world to engage in environmental programs and plans to promote sustainability and address environmental issues and problems. The real essence of global citizenship is to encourage the willingness of people around the world in participating in initiatives that resolve environmental issues (Shallcross & Robinson, 2006).

BIOTECH FOUNDATION, INC. ™ will be looking for people locally and internationally to engage in helping Haitian and American communities. The organization needs volunteers to participate in the mission and assist in restoring forests and agricultural lands in Haiti, and engaging in zero waste management practices, and cleaning up wells and water sources in the US. Global citizens involved in these projects will also work on obtaining water samples in some communities in the US and installing filtration systems to bring clean and safe drinking water to American communities. People who would be joining the mission will not only gain considerable experience and apply their knowledge and skills, but also achieve a sense of fulfillment in helping other people who are in need as global citizens. Interested individuals may sign up as volunteers or to free positions in the organization. The team will be looking for social workers, engineers, and builders to help it realize its mission.

Developing a global citizenship program is crucial for potential business partners because the organization’s goal to expand or widen its reach signals the possible following for the enterprise. Within this context, donors and trading partners would view their contributions to the organization in terms or return of investment. Hence, they would be willing to invest in the proposed business because they know that the group plans to establish a large following for its activities. Furthermore, a global citizenship program is a good way for the team to gather resources. By encouraging and motivating people around the world to take part in the organization’s plan, it would lead to greater environmental success. For example, helping the organization realize its goals whether it is by providing funding, contributing their knowledge through research, or by offering their skills and capabilities through volunteerism or by applying for positions in the organization.

Through the global citizenship program, the organization would also be able to build a network around the world. In the coming years, the agency may determine locations around the world where people are engaged and support the team. Information about this is important in determining areas for expansion and in using networks to conduct research about zones or regions around the world that need attention regarding environmental solutions. This would allow the organization to expand its services and extend help to communities that are in need of protection or resources for survival.

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Environmental Assessment Program (EAP)™

EAP™ refers to a roadmap or a blueprint that should guide the decisions of leaders, employees, and stakeholders towards accomplishing the goals and objectives. It is crucial to support environmental causes or contribute to environmental sustainability. The EAP™ includes all aspects of the organization’s planned or intended action to address different environmental issues. The EAP™ also includes various aspects of an environmental movement. Other aspects are management strategies, practices, the actual plans to improve sustainability. The kinds of resources needed to accomplish the goals and objectives of the program, and the organization’s contributions to education to raise awareness about environmental issues, and policy development (Mahidhara, 2002).

Developing and implementing an EAP™ plays a significant role in developing, building, and maintaining the quality of business services. The environmental assessment is part of managing BIOTECH FOUNDATION, INC. ™ practices through the evaluation of environmental issues or conditions that the organization would be able to address. Within the context of management, conducting EAP™ is important in determining the impact of the business on conditions in the environment and issues (Friedman, 2003). Environmental service industries such as BIOTECH FOUNDATION, INC. ™ may conduct EAP’s to test their practices and operations and determine if these would significantly impact the environment and bring about positive outcomes. For BIOTECH FOUNDATION, INC. ™ the EAP™ will reveal how its projects will change targeted communities. The report will include a summary of the organization’s proposed projects.
In practice, the EAP™ is an essential tool that enables organizations to monitor conditions and situations in the environment. It is necessary for the proposed organization to conduct an assessment. This facilitates a focus of its efforts on the particular problem, the degradation of natural and environmental resources in our communities and the lack of clean and safe drinking water. The EAP™ will highlight the needs of communities and the factors that contribute to environmental degradation, deforestation, poor waste management, and lack of access to clean water. Through monitoring and assessment, the organization would be able to determine what information can be provided to offer solutions. Conducting an environmental assessment is crucial. This helps to align the objectives and practices of the organization to environmental problems because the organization would be able to identify these issues through evaluation and then adjust its practices or develops new methods so that it would be able to address them through their practices and operations.

The proposed organization will release an EAP™ that includes its roadmap to environmental restoration through the Hug a Tree program in Haiti and zero waste management and bringing clean water to communities in the US. The following includes aspects of the roadmap or the milestones that the organization wishes to accomplish.
• Clarify the organization’s mission and vision of environmental restoration in Haiti, zero waste management, and bringing clean and safe drinking waters in the US.
• Set objectives including target budget for the organization’s short-term and long-term projects.
• Meet the target budget for the projects.
• Carry out short term and long term projects by building partnerships with local and international agencies, and hiring people to realize the project on site.
An example of an EAP™ that may guide BIOTECH FOUNDATION, INC. ™ EAP™ aligns with the European Union’s (EU) four priority areas. These include climate change, the protection of nature and biodiversity, health and environment, sustainability, and waste management (House of Commons, 2004). EU is doing its part as a global citizen because its EAP™ includes different segments of the environment that need attention. EU’s EAP™ illustrates the importance of diversifying by focusing on adopting a holistic approach to environmental planning and management.

 

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Onsite Environmental Workshops

Aside from hosting online environmental workshops, the organization will also conduct onsite workshops. The onsite environmental workshop will include a series of talks where key resource persons will discuss various global environmental issues, environmental degradation, and deforestation, waste management, and the lack of clean and safe drinking water. The workshops will not only cover the problems in Haiti and the US but also in other countries. The workshops will highlight the role of some governments and corporations. The onsite workshops are most beneficial in gathering an audience and expert or resource persons to discuss environmental issues and underscore the importance of environmental sustainability. The workshops will play a significant role in influencing the audience to do their part. Consequently, global citizenship approach may cause individuals to involve in changing their lifestyle or daily activities. This is achievable by adopting new practices, conducting and contributing to existing research, volunteering for the organization, or donating funds to the organization among others.

Online Environmental Workshops

The purpose of conducting online workshops is to extend the coverage of the workshop to reach those who would not be able to attend the onsite workshop but are still interested in the event. Aside from extending or widening access to the business’ environmental workshop, conducting online environmental workshops will help the company promote its agenda and services in cyberspace. Doing so would be beneficial to our community because of the broad reach and network of the Internet, particularly through social media. The advantage of online environmental workshops is that users would be able to participate during their desired time or time of availability and selected location. Since another goal is to attract donors and business partners, BioTech Foundation, Inc. ™ may ask for a small fee from subscribers who would be participating in the workshops. In this way, the organization may raise funds for providing information and resources to users.

The proposed online environmental workshops will introduce the issues facing people from around the globe. The workshop will be a four-part series that tackles global environmental problems, environmental degradation, deforestation, waste management issues, lack of clean and safe drinking water, and the role of people as global citizens in helping to resolve the other environmental problems. Since participants will engage in the workshop online, they have the option to access a live streaming of the onsite workshop or to participate in the guided workshop where they will explore online content by themselves. The online workshop will introduce environmental issues and provide data about the severity of the problem. Furthermore, the workshop will also shed light on the role of individuals as global citizens and the government in solving environmental problems.

The final series of the online workshop will include a discussion of what the organization aims to accomplish. With sufficient funding, the organization would be able to meet its target of providing sustainable resources to the engaging participants. This includes restoring natural resources in the targeted area in the globe, particularly forests and agricultural lands, promote zero waste management, and bring clean and safe water to targeted communities. The types of online media resources include videos, articles, research studies, and think pieces about environmental issues that educate users about environmental matters or influence them to take part and contribute to the organization’s causes.

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Vision

Encourage good environmental practices and promoting global citizenship. We are connecting and building with individuals and organizations that are striving towards an environmental friendly earth. In the process, we exchange knowledge, build relationships with people all over the world to commit to developing a better understanding and promoting a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Our standards focused on the principle of global citizenship, collaboration, and engagement in environmentally friendly practices.

By Laws

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BY LAWS OF BioTech Foundation Inc.
The name of the organization is BioTech Foundation, Inc. The organization is organized in accordance with the New York Non-Profit Corporation Act, as amended. The organization has not been formed for the making of any profit, or personal financial gain. The assets and income of the organization shall not be distributable to, or benefit the trustees, directors, or officers or other individuals. The assets and income shall only be used to promote corporate purposes as described below. Nothing contained herein, however, shall be deemed to prohibit the payment of reasonable compensation to employees and independent contractors for services provided for the benefit of the organization. This organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by an organization exempt from federal income tax. The organization shall not endorse, contribute to, work for, or otherwise support (or oppose) a candidate for public office. The organization is organized exclusively for purposes subsequent to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

ARTICLE I MEETINGS
Section 1. Annual Meeting. An annual meeting shall be held once each calendar year for the purpose of electing directors and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meeting. The annual meeting shall be held at the time and place designated by the Board of Directors from time to time.
Section 2. Special Meetings. Special meetings maybe be requested by the President or the Board of Directors.
Section 3. Notice. Written notice of all meetings shall be provided under this section or as otherwise required by law. The Notice shall state the place, date, and hour of meeting, and if for a special meeting, the purpose of the meeting. Such notice shall be mailed to all directors of record at the address shown on the corporate books, at least 10 days prior to the meeting. Such notice shall be deemed effective when deposited in ordinary U.S. mail, properly addressed, with postage prepaid.
Section 4. Place of Meeting. Meetings shall be held at the organization’s principal place of business unless otherwise stated in the notice.
Section 5. Quorum. A majority of the directors shall constitute at quorum at a meeting. In the absence of a quorum, a majority of the directors may adjourn the meeting to another time without further notice. If a quorum is represented at an adjourned meeting, any business may be transacted that might have been transacted at the meeting as originally scheduled. The directors present at a meeting represented by a quorum may continue to transact business until adjournment, even if the withdrawal of some directors results in representation of less than a quorum.
Section 6. Informal Action. Any action required to be taken, or which may be taken, at a meeting, may be taken without a meeting and without prior notice if a consent in writing, setting forth the action so taken, is signed by the directors with respect to the subject matter of the vote.
ARTICLE II DIRECTORS
Section 1. Number of Directors. The organization shall be managed by a Board of Directors consisting of 3 director(s).
Section 2. Election and Term of Office. The directors shall be elected at the annual meeting. Each director shall serve a term of 4 Years year(s), or until a successor has been elected and qualified.
Section 3. Quorum. A majority of directors shall constitute a quorum.
Section 4. Adverse Interest. In the determination of a quorum of the directors, or in voting, the disclosed adverse interest of a director shall not disqualify the director or invalidate his or her vote.
Section 5. Regular Meeting. The Board of Directors shall meet immediately after the election for the purpose of electing its new officers, appointing new committee chairpersons and for transacting such other business as may be deemed appropriate. The Board of Directors may provide, by resolution, for additional regular meetings without notice other than the notice provided by the resolution.
Section 6. Special Meeting. Special meetings may be requested by the President, VicePresident, Secretary, or any two directors by providing five days’ written notice by ordinary United States mail, effective when mailed. Minutes of the meeting shall be sent to the Board of Directors within two weeks after the meeting.
Section 7. Procedures. The vote of a majority of the directors present at a properly called meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the Board of Directors, unless the vote of a greater number is required by law or by these by-laws for a particular resolution. A director of the organization who is present at a meeting of the Board of Directors at which action on any corporate matter is taken shall be presumed to have assented to the action taken unless their dissent shall be entered in the minutes of the meeting. The Board shall keep written minutes of its proceedings in its permanent records.
Section 8. Informal Action. Any action required to be taken at a meeting of directors, or any action which may be taken at a meeting of directors or of a committee of directors, may be taken without a meeting if a consent in writing setting forth the action so taken, is signed by all of the directors or all of the members of the committee of directors, as the case may be.
Section 9. Removal / Vacancies. A director shall be subject to removal, with or without cause, at a meeting called for that purpose. Any vacancy that occurs on the Board of Directors, whether by death, resignation, removal or any other cause, may be filled by the remaining directors. A director elected to fill a vacancy shall serve the remaining term of his or her predecessor, or until a successor has been elected and qualified.
Section 10. Committees. To the extent permitted by law, the Board of Directors may appoint from its members a committee or committees, temporary or permanent, and designate the duties, powers and authorities of such committees.

ARTICLE III OFFICERS
Section 1. Number of Officers. The officers of the organization shall be a President, a Treasurer, and a Secretary. Two or more offices may be held by one person, although the offices of Secretary and President cannot be held concurrently by the same person. The President may not serve concurrently as a Vice President. a. President/Chairman. The President shall be the chief executive officer and shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors and its Executive Committee, if such a committee is created by the Board. b. Secretary. The Secretary shall give notice of all meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, shall keep an accurate list of the directors, and shall have the authority to certify any records, or copies of records, as the official records of the organization. The Secretary shall maintain the minutes of the Board of Directors’ meetings and all committee meetings. c. Treasurer/CFO. The Treasurer shall be responsible for conducting the financial affairs of the organization as directed and authorized by the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, if any, and shall make reports of corporate finances as required, but no less often than at each meeting of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
Section 2. Election and Term of Office. The officers shall be elected annually by the Board of Directors at the first meeting of the Board of Directors, immediately following the annual meeting. Each officer shall serve a one year term or until a successor has been elected and qualified.
Section 3. Removal or Vacancy. The Board of Directors shall have the power to remove an officer or agent of the organization. Any vacancy that occurs for any reason may be filled by the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE IV CORPORATE SEAL, EXECUTION OF INSTRUMENTS
The organization shall not have a corporate seal. All instruments that are executed on behalf of the organization which are acknowledged and which affect an interest in real estate shall be executed by the President or any Vice-President and the Secretary or Treasurer. All other instruments executed by the organization, including a release of mortgage or lien, may be executed by the President or any Vice-President. Notwithstanding the preceding provisions of this section, any written instrument may be executed by any officer(s) or agent(s) that are specifically designated by resolution of the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE V AMENDMENT TO BYLAWS
The bylaws may be amended, altered, or repealed by the Board of Directors by a majority of a quorum vote at any regular or special meeting. The text of the proposed change shall be distributed to all board members at least ten (10) days before the meeting.
ARTICLE VI INDEMNIFICATION Any director or officer who is involved in litigation by reason of his or her position as a director or officer of this organization shall be indemnified and held harmless by the organization to the fullest extent authorized by law as it now exists or may subsequently be amended (but, in the case of any such amendment, only to the extent that such amendment permits the organization to provide broader indemnification rights).
ARTICLE VII DISSOLUTION The organization may be dissolved only with authorization of its Board of Directors given at a special meeting called for that purpose, and with the subsequent approval by no less than two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members. In the event of the dissolution of the organization, the assets shall be applied and distributed as follows: All liabilities and obligations shall be paid, satisfied, and discharged, or adequate provision shall be made therefore. Assets not held upon a condition requiring return, transfer, or conveyance to any other organization or individual shall be distributed, transferred, or conveyed, in trust or otherwise, to charitable and educational organization, organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, of a similar or like nature to this organization, as determined by the Board of Directors.

Certification
____________________, President of BTFI, and ___________________, Secretary of BTFI certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the bylaws of the above-named organization, duly adopted by the initial Board of Directors on August 22, 2016. I certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the bylaws of the above-named organization, duly adopted by the initial Board of Directors on August 22, 2016. _________________________________
President
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Secretary