Our jade mining operation and all our jade products are in compliance with international trade rules. Our products are considered fair trade products because our production of jade doesn’t cause misery, hunger, poverty, deaths nor disease.
Our methods do not cause environmental destruction nor human suffering, pollution of rivers or deforestation. Fair Trade regulations have already banned global marketing of Burmese Jade due to human rights and environmental atrocities. Our vision is to save Guatemalan jade for future generations.
The state of jade today
In 2010, Mary Louise Johnson Ridinger founded an American 501-3 non-profit organization, The Maya Conservancy and Asociación Conservación Maya Asocoma in Guatemala. The purpose of the associations is to preserve and protect Mayan and pre-Mayan archaeological sites throughout Mesoamerica. The Maya Conservancy provides educational guidance and financial assistance to private and government agencies in Mesoamerican countries to assist in the preservation and protection of sites of historical and cultural importance. The assistance is also to aid in the preservation of Maya and for the preservation of Mayan culture and tradition. www.themayaconservancy.org
The Green Wave
In 2019, the association The Green Wave was founded to address problems caused by climate change. Our vision is to work with communities in Guatemala to plan events and projects; as well as to raise financial resources in order to address community problems and climate change effects. By addressing health, education and employment, and by using scientific technology, the aim is to reduce the migration of Guatemalans to other countries. With a science-based approach we can strengthen the capacity of Guatemalans to address climate-induced problems.