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Wind loving Ambassadors wanted
By the way, we are looking for sailors who visit island nations to act as Ambassadors for:
a) education - teaching locals how to make wind turbines - there's no charge for the classes and these folks in villages really enjoy it - I've done it and its a blast.
b) renewable energy development - primarily wind and biofuels to help these folks reduce their trade deficits. Many island nations are dying under oil imports and you can make a big splash talking to a few key people - the classes again are all free.
c) Organizing and protecting their waters, fisheries and habitats (like coral and jungle). Many of these nations, desperate for revenue, turn to land based tourism, which as all sailors know, tears a pristine place to pieces. I know the reef off of Saipan has been all but wiped out by golf courses built by the Japanese. Helping these places establish policies that encourage other forms of revenue helps them avoid mistakes other island nations have made. Again - the classes are free and in fact, you can earn a lot, both in terms of good will and as an occasional teacher or in a project manager role helping them protect their environments and repairing their economies.