For the twenty-first interview, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Mark Samuels & Josh Askin, Co-Owners of Nimbus Eco – makers of sustainable, tree-free paper products, in business since Spring of 2012.
Question #1: Tell me briefly about yourself and why you decided to get involved in the “health” industry?
Josh: It’s always nice to be able to create a positive impact on people and be able to help improve the world one happy customer at a time. Also, I like that while improving the well-being and health of others I’m moved to improve my own as well—it keeps me accountable.
Question #2: If you were stranded on a desert island and were allowed to take only 5 items with you (they can be food, books or specific products that are all health-related), what would they be and why?
Mark: Bag of seeds, hunting knife, tent, surfboard, lots of rope
Josh: My drum set (no power needed and hours of entertainment), Various types of seeds to grow fruits and vegetable, Fishing pole – for fishing, Knife- cutting and building, Flint for starting a fire
Question #3: What one message do you want to share with the people of this world that is crucial for their ultimate well-being and longevity?
Mark: If you believe you can, you will.
Josh: Always question what is in the products that you buy. This forces companies to be accountable and always have the consumer in mind. Also, just because something has been made a certain ways for a decades, this doesn’t mean it’s the best way of producing that particular product.
Questions #4: If someone could afford to purchase only one product at this moment to start their journey towards better health (food or health-related), what would you recommend and why?
Mark: Ph 9.5 Water, because it gets you more hydrated and tastes great.
Josh: Nimbus tree free toilet paper. If everyone in the US, swapped one roll of Nimbus Eco’s tree free paper once a year we could save 470,000 trees. It’s a simple switch with a huge impact. Or solar panels…haha
Question #5: Tell me more about your business/company and/or products you offer to the public to help them achieve optimal health and well-being?
Mark: Nimbus Eco is a customer-oriented, sustainable paper products company that sells tree-free napkins, hand towels and toilet paper to the janitorial and wholesale markets utilizing advanced, eco-friendly innovations thereby dramatically cutting carbon footprint, waste and improving corporate profits.
Josh: Nimbus Eco offers tree free paper products for the home to be used in the bathroom and kitchen. We provide tree free napkins, toilet paper, paper towels and hand towels made from bamboo and sugarcane. These are both sustainable products that require no irrigation or pesticides and grow up to 4 times faster than trees. The biggest rewards however are the amount of CO2 that is spared from being put in our atmosphere by cutting down these trees for paper.
Question #6: What are your hopes/aspirations/dreams for the future health of the people and the planet?
Mark: My hope is that we can create a world where paper no longer comes from trees and in turn, save our forests for future generations to enjoy.
Josh: To create a world where paper no longer comes from trees. This is a mindset that will spill over to a lot of everyday ways of life. From the cars we drive, to the foods we eat, it is a mindset of being aware of your specific impact.
Question #7: Who is your greatest hero and why?
Josh: My heros are my parents. The work ethic they have taught me and the way they have navigated me through life, letting me make my own path and supporting me no matter if I was wrong or right.
Question #8: Is there anything else you would like to share with the public?
Mark: For every 24 pack we sell we plant a tree in poor communities worldwide, an investment in Nimbus Eco is an investment in our planet!
Josh: Our products are very very good. We have worked extremely hard test different types of tree-free materials and blends to offer an eco friendly product that does not sacrifice quality.
For more information on this company and all their products, go to: http://www.nimbuseco.com
Watch my interview with Mark and Josh: http://www.youtube.com/TheRawsomeVeganGal