Frequently Asked Questions

What we are doing is unprecedented. We expected a lot of questions. We have compiled a list of the questions we are most frequently asked and attempted to answer them. We sincerely hope we have answered your questions as well.

 
 
Change

Change

What is The Power of the Consumer vs. the Citizen?

Evolution Mine is about returning power to the People. The People have been protesting for over 40 years and won some major victories. Yet, here we are 40 plus years later still discussing climate change, abortion, inequality and human rights. Why?

Protestors were so successful in creating this new society, that someone forgot to figure out how to financially support it. While agencies like the EPA were created in the 70’s to protect the American worker and the environment, Nixon opened trade with China. Nothing changed in manufacturing, it was simply moved to China. So I ask protestors.. We’ve witnessed your power as citizens and ask… “how did that work out for you?” How do you expect meaningful results protesting a pipeline on Sunday and buying oil based products on Black Friday?

A consumer can stop every issue a protest fights by simply cutting the funding to pipelines and products by NOT buying petrochemical products and buying biobased products instead. All of a sudden politics has a little less Oil money in campaigns.. A consumer’s power reaches across international boundaries and takes action, by not buying products from China.


What happened to bring humanity to this critical point in our development where we rely on this unsustainable model?

Profit. Companies and entrepreneurs have created products from materials readily available to them. Unfortunately, those components were made of toxic commodities - oil, natural gas and coal or their bi-products known as “petrochemicals.”

The reason we call our business Evolution Mine is based on one simple fact. Our Evolution as a species stopped once humans could not readily access materials around them to create. What does that mean? Well, if Vivian has a new idea to create an “outpost” on mars. I would bet you could not go online or visit your local Wal-Mart to purchase the ceramic tiles from the space shuttle or filler-up at the AM/PM with rocket fuel for the trip. If so, maybe we as humans would already be on Mars.

What is more important is where we are as a society, and a species. In the evolution of oil,and coal, the new products are renewable energy and electronics. These commodities are no longer paid for and subsidized by governments in the form of energy to your home or gas in your car. These petrochemicals have evolved to solar panels, wind turbines, and consumer products. Petrochemicals are now present in everything we buy.

Now, the People have a choice and a voice that can bankrupt Oil. Gas and Petrochemical companies simply by creating options to buy instead of just boycotting Fossil fuel companies. By shifting to plant based products, all of a sudden profits will dry up for new pipelines, petrochemical plants and political campaigns. Real Change. “No Big oil profits. No Big oil problems.”

The options companies can create and consumers can support are made of hemp and bamboo.

Profit from unsustainable commodities controlled by a few corporations and governments.

Profit from unsustainable commodities controlled by a few corporations and governments.


Hemp replaces Oil. Bamboo replaces Coal.

Hemp replaces Oil. Bamboo replaces Coal.

Why hemp and bamboo?

Our formula is simple. Hemp replaces oil. Bamboo replaces Coal. There are many similarities in the two crops, from their uses in consumer products, energy generation, medicinal purposes, and repairing the environment. Big business knows it. What most of the Cannabis crowd does not know, is that Bamboo was placed on the Plant Quarantine Act in 1918. Prohibiting “live” bamboo or seeds to be imported into the U.S.

We believe a commodities proof of potential is often found in how hard companies fight keep commodities from the public. Cannabis wasn’t the only crop attacked by the Nixon Administration. USDA Bamboo agricultural research stations studying the potential of the crop were defunded in the early 70’s. Bamboo research stopped because the results were too competitive for wood, oil and coal industries equally.

If Hemp and Bamboo were sold as mainstream products, those profits dedicated to developing additional products, all we are missing is the power of women to cause the greatest shift of wealth and power in modern history.


You reference the power of women in your vision for global transformation, What do you mean by that?

First of all. Let’s establish one thing. Our thinking is women are superior. To fight for equality is to fight for recognition of a fact already established and even UNDERSTATED.

It has been widely reported that women make over 80% of purchases, and start businesses twice as fast as men. There is the key. I mean, you can see videos on our site of “PSA’S” from firms like Dupont hiring women product testers and stating the importance of the opinions of American housewives. One commercial states, “If women won’t buy it, there is no sense in making it.”

Consumerism now is based on what attracts and impresses women. The value of the diamond, the mad rush to a florist on Valentine’s day. Flashy cars the list is never ending.

Up until 1988 women needed a male cosigner to receive a loan from a bank to start or fund a business. Today, it is entirely possible for women not only to bankrupt companies by saying “we won’t buy your products.” It is even more possible for women to buy and sell to each other. Concentrate that buying power on products of bamboo or hemp? Glass ceilings will shatter as the two commodities gain value and women own the assets.

All they need to do is support each other both in creating the infrastructure and products women own. Not Wall Street or Venture Capital firms.

The Power of Women

The Power of Women


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What is the Jobs Act of 2012, that says the public can participate in a crowdfunding project for equity?

In 2012 the Obama Administration passed what is known as the JOBS ACT of 2012. This new law has Epic consequences for Venture Capitalists. In short the new rules state you do not have to be an accredited investor to own equity in a company. Anyone can invest in a startup now, up to 10% of their yearly earnings.

Here is how we envision this new investment process working. Let’s say you have a successful hemp clothing company. You would go to your customers to invest in your hemp farm instead of seeking out a Shark Tank or Venture Capitalist. The sole intention of the Shark and the Venture Capitalist are the same. Profit. That means fund a company and sell the company to a larger company.

By contrast you would tell us or another company like us of your plans. We would petition a major company like GM to purchase MORE hemp and bamboo. That becomes your offtake agreement. If GM agrees to buy more hemp and bamboo if your shirts fail, the hemp can still be sold to GM. Therefore, your project would have a better chance of being profitable.

If you customers already love your product and invest in your farm, the GM agreement makes them feel that much more secure. They can drive by their investment, instead of losing 40ks overnight if the stock market collapses again. If you do business with a credit union instead of a big bank, the consumer dollar has been pulled from the Toxic chemical and big bank system. Multiply that model by 100 and all of a sudden things change.

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Evolution Mine Questions

So.. What are WE doing?

What will people find at evolutionmine.com?

Proof of everything we are saying above in action. The store is so much more than shopping, we are building an economy for everyone by example. For starters, we offer products exclusively of hemp and bamboo from small and medium sized businesses.

We do not pay Google and Facebook for ads. We pay anyone who shares our message and products and their networks buy from us. We support the companies we work with by helping to build their supply chain here and giving them a new channel to sell through to like minded customers.

We provide easy ways to participate in Civic action that will result in a hemp and bamboo economy. Petitions, local business support, and working with government agencies to move the supply chain behind the products you are buying to the U.S.

Finally, your dollar goes to support hemp and bamboo research. Through new uses, hemp and bamboo will be found in more products, leading to more complicated uses such as solar panels, and wind turbines.

We believe the solution is a profitable shift away from Oil and Coal. If citizens control a supply chain from farm to factory, and profits are spent to create more supply chains everything changes. Politics, health, the return of the middle class, and funded schools become real as they are in States like Colorado where Cannabis is playing a crucial role in funding government.

If you don’t buy from Evolution Mine, fine. We understand. But open your minds to the possibilities Cannabis consumers created when their purchase supported what they protested for. Apply the same formula to other products you use everyday. Protest and anarchy are a largely romanticized concept, that just is not feasible. We need a plan for the day after rioting in the streets, we need to take back our Evolution as a species. Saving the planet is a bonus because of the commodities we choose to buy as consumers, just like destroying the planet is a consequence we are all experiencing for the wrong choices we made as consumers.