These days I have been thinking about deforestation and aggressive mining for minerals and metals in the rainforests here in Ecuador and to the east in Brazil. I wonder about what can be done to save the rainforest and to help preserve one of nature’s most necessary wonders. The Amazon is a coveted piece of land and a center for strong political and business interests. What is the most effective way the average person can affect change? I have been thinking about a new model, a purpose for the Amazon Rainforest that utilizes it and helps to heal rather than take advantage without care for the consequences.