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“Solar Project in a Box” Program Empowers Citizens To Power Communities

RE-volv’s Solar Champion program trains volunteers to bring solar energy to nonprofits nationwide

Press Release – SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – RE-volv, a San Francisco-based nonprofit, announced today a new program to empower citizens across the country to spearhead local solar energy projects. The initiative, called the Solar Champion program, trains volunteers to lead crowdfunding campaigns that will provide the upfront capital for community nonprofits to go solar.

“RE-volv’s Solar Champion program is a new way for people to bring clean energy to their communities,” said Andreas Karelas, RE-volv’s founder and Executive Director. “We’ve created a unique tool for citizens’ toolboxes to fight climate change. Now people have a path to go beyond personal action or policy support; you can actually drive clean energy solutions locally.”

The Solar Champion program’s website provides a “solar project in a box,” a first-of-its-kind free resource that offers step-by-step tutorials and videos to train volunteers on how to help local nonprofits go solar. The program aims to empower local groups and individuals to spearhead climate solutions that benefit their community.

RE-volv is currently recruiting Solar Champion teams for two projects in the East Bay: the Northern California Land Trust, a multifamily affordable housing complex in Berkeley, which will be installed by GRID Alternatives, and the Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church in Oakland, a member of Interfaith Power and Light. Volunteers who are interested can find out more at RE-volv.org.

“GRID Alternatives is excited to be partnering with RE-volv,” said Zach Franklin, GRID Alternatives’ Chief Strategy Officer. “Its innovative finance model is going to help bring solar power to smaller nonprofits like the Northern California Land Trust that might not otherwise have had solar finance opportunities available to them.”

An estimated 1.5 million nonprofits in the U.S. face financial barriers to obtaining solar power as they do not qualify for solar tax credits or are too small to attract traditional investors. These nonprofits miss out on the financial benefits of solar, which they could use to further support the communities they serve. RE-volv’s model helps bridge this funding gap for organizations that provide valuable public services to vulnerable communities, including homeless shelters, schools, community centers, and houses of worship.

Before launching, RE-volv completed two successful pilot projects in Oakland using the Solar Champion model; Harbor House, which serves refugee, immigrant, and low-income families with after-school programs and ESL classes, and Faith Baptist Church, which gives out over 100 tons of food each year to people in need in East Oakland. The Faith Baptist Church campaign received the support of matching funds from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.

“As a Solar Champion, I was directly involved in a project that benefits the community, and the environment, for decades to come,” said Sonja Marwood, who led the Faith Baptist Church project and now works as a solar installer at SunWork Renewable Energy Projects. “It is gratifying to know the energy and effort I put in will help so many people.”

The Solar Champion program is modeled off RE-volv’s Solar Ambassador program, a year-long fellowship that provides valuable career skills to college students by training them to bring solar to nonprofits in their communities. Students from over a dozen schools have participated in the program.

To date, RE-volv has crowdfunded 11 solar projects (150+ kW of capacity) in four states and signed 17 solar leases in six states. Thanks to the solar installations, these 11 nonprofits are expected to save between 15 and 50 percent on their electric bills, totaling more than $1.5 million of savings over the life of the energy systems. RE-volv’s solar revolving fund, the Solar Seed Fund, is now worth over $700,000 in future lease payments, which will be used to finance at least 20 more solar energy projects.


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Ramblers Way Unveils Investment Opportunity on SeedInvest

Responsibly sourced, skillfully crafted clothing company seeks to build future of sustainable apparel

Press Release – KENNEBUNK, Maine, Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/Ramblers Way, the sustainable clothing company dedicated to making clothing in America, announced today that it has partnered with SeedInvest, the foremost equity crowdfunding platform, to open an investment opportunity to interested parties.

Ramblers Way was born in 2009 when sustainability pioneer and founder of Tom’s of Maine, Tom Chappell, returned from a hiking trip across Wales. Inspired to create a next-to-skin shirt that would keep him warm, soak up sweat, and didn’t rub uncomfortably against the skin, Tom built Ramblers Way with a commitment to protecting the planet and supporting local economies.

Integrating lifelong values of doing good while doing business, Ramblers Way identified Rambouillet Merino wool, which has a superfine diameter and long staple, as its primary fiber. Using a superior spinning process called “worsted” in which the fibers are spun in parallel, Ramblers Way clothing eliminates the traditional itch of wool.

Today, Ramblers Way produces high-quality clothing, sourced from the finest wool fibers. Each garment uses a soft and lightweight fabric made especially for unnoticeable protection and next-to-skin comfort. Ramblers Way offers a variety of all-season essentials for men and women at four retail locations across New England as well as online.

“At Ramblers Way, we’re driven by the passion to create quality, sustainable apparel that takes you from office to outdoors. We’ve worked tirelessly to ensure our commitment to environmental sustainability was at the core of our business, from the farms we work with, to the packaging and printing we use,” said Tom Chappell, CEO of Ramblers Way. “With our first crowdfunding campaign, we’re creating an opportunity for people who are passionate about skillfully crafted clothing to invest with us in a sustainable future.”

Ramblers Way is the first American company to offer organic wool clothing certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). The GOTS certified 100% organic clothing includes an Organic Wool Camisole and Organic Wool Sleeveless Swing Dress, among other items. Ramblers Way depends on GOTS to ensure it’s acquiring certified organic wool. GOTS is a rigorous certification that uses independent bodies to verify compliance at each step of the supply chain, from the moment wool is purchased to when it becomes a garment at one of the company’s factories in the U.S.

Ramblers Way is also Cradle to Cradle Certified™, a certification that ensures the guidance of a continual improvement in the process as it relates to material, health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness.

Funding from the SeedInvest campaign will be used to help Ramblers Way continue to expand both its online and retail presence across the country. It has two new locations planned for 2018 in Greenwich, Connecticut and Boston, Massachusetts. Furthermore, funds raised will ensure that the Ramblers Way supply chain remains responsibly driven and sourced.

Since its founding in 2012, SeedInvest has helped fund over 160 companies across a range of verticals and stages. In addition, SeedInvest boasts a rapidly growing network of over 200,000 investors and has only accepted ~1% of companies that apply to be featured on its platform. Ramblers Way is offering its securities under Rule 506(c) of Regulation D from accredited investors only. Live investments are being accepted via https://www.seedinvest.com/ramblers.way.farm/seed.

About Ramblers Way:

Born of innovators and artists, Ramblers Way’s mission is to create responsibly sourced, skillfully crafted, American-made sustainable clothing for men and women. Headquartered in Kennebunk, Maine, all Ramblers Way garments are made from premium, natural fabrics designed to go from office to outdoors. Ramblers Way was founded by sustainability pioneer and former owner of Tom’s of Maine, Tom Chappell, and is committed to protecting the planet, supporting local economies and building a business based on lifelong values. For more information about the stores, and to learn more about Ramblers Way’s journey and commitment to sustainability, visit http://www.ramblersway.com and follow the company on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook


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As Blockchain Booms a New Channel Challenges SME Businesses to Embrace Opportunities

“Blockchain is booming, ICOs are providing billions in innovation funding. Opportunities are there for the taking, for those who understand this”

Press Release – Wednesday, February 7, 2018: A unique new podcast channel has been launched aiming to transform the public understanding of the opportunities and issues surrounding Blockchain technology and the rapid rise of cryptocurrencies and ‘Initial Coin Offerings’ (ICOs).

ICOrad.io aims to bring entrepreneurs up to speed with their new environment without needing to “go down the rabbit hole” to grasp the world of Blockchain.

Soft-launched last week to a great response, ICOrad.io officially launches today (Thursday) with a revealing interview on its origins with ‘father of the ICO’, JR Willett, who commented: “It’s increasingly important that entrepreneurs and businesses understand the new landscape created, and the opportunities and changes that flow from, Blockchain, ICOs and these new decentralising technologies. I look forward to hearing ICOrad.io illuminate this complex and highly technical new world.”

The show was conceived and is hosted by author Barry James, himself widely known as a father of Fintech in the UK, having first proposed creation of the FCA’s regulatory ‘innovation unit’ in 2012, which now, along with its sandboxes, is being copied around the globe.

James, a technologist best known for his work on crowdfunding said: “Over the last 20 years those who tried to ignore the internet as long as possible suffered the consequences – sometimes catastrophic ones. This train, the blockchain revolution, is moving much faster.

“Like any paradigm shift it’s tricky to get your head around, and this one’s a doozy! Which is why many people refer to the process of getting to grips with Blockchain and its implications as going ‘down the rabbit hole’ – it’s a whole new wonderland with what at first seem like topsy-turvy rules.

“But understanding what Blockchain offers is now essential for business leaders and anyone running a business. That’s why we created ICOrad.io, to explain, in plain English and easily digestible ‘#BlockchainBytes’, what’s happening around us, how it works and what it means for businesses of all types.”

James, author of ‘New Routes to Funding’, has recently launched a #BlockchainBytes column in leading business publication Real Business.

Well known in crowdfunding and alt-fi as a champion of innovation, entrepreneurship and transparency he is first to be throwing down the challenge to SMEs worldwide to grasp the opportunities to reshape the world and its economy for the better.

“Blockchain is booming, ICOs are providing billions in innovation funding – they raised $6.8Billion in 2017, half of this in the last quarter. Opportunities are there for the taking, for those who understand this

“With ICOs funding startups and established businesses in the millions, tens of millions and sometimes hundreds of millions it cannot be ignored. What if your chief competitors were to raise a huge sum to decentralise or seek to dominate your business sector?

“It’s never been truer that knowledge, and in this case understanding, is power, and as with the internet the biggest risk is to do nothing, to wait until it’s too late and suffer the consequences.”


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RedCrow Announces Partnership with World Class Healthcare Incubator Innovation Institute

Connecting Healthcare Startups with Equity Crowdfunding via The Institute’s Expansive network

Press Release – San Francisco, CA – February 6, 2018: RedCrow Inc., an equity crowdfunding platform with a unique focus on well-curated opportunities within the healthcare industry, has announced a partnership with The Innovation Institute Inc., one of the foremost incubators for growing healthcare startups. For their part, The Innovation Institute will promote qualified companies within the sector for RedCrow consideration. The partnership will give start;ups exposure to crowdsourcing and equity crowdfunding with direct access to RedCrow’s professional pool of investors.

Co-founded by financier and consultant turned;entrepreneur Brian Smith and Talking Heads rockstar/techvestor Jerry Harrison in November 2016, RedCrow’s mission is to help privately held, early stage startups connect with backers to expand their business.

According to Brian Smith, RedCrow CEO, RedCrow will create a customized social platform for The Innovation Institute’s 200,000 members, giving users the opportunity to join RedCrow’s social discussion, share ongoing campaigns, and discuss investment opportunities with other professionals in the field. Exercising a higher level of due diligence than competitors, RedCrow allows the public to invest alongside prominent industry experts who serve as RedCrow advisors and strategic investment partners.

“Our mantra is knowledge is power — invest in what you know. Our niche in healthcare is focused on bringing knowledgeable investors to make educated investments in companies within their vertical. The Innovation Institute’s 200k plus members are just that: knowledgeable healthcare professionals and ‘Doctorpreneurs’ who can advise earlystage companies.” — Brian Smith, CEO RedCrow

“The relationship with RedCrow fits nicely with the strategic purpose of our business model to advance innovation. RedCrow will allow us to help new start-up ventures get needed capital to stand up and grow their companies and bring new products and services to market. This crowdfunding platform fits well with our new LRVHealth Fund which will focus on early stage ventures. There are definite synergies between the two organizations and together they will meet a need in the market and provide additional capability to advance innovation.” — Joe Randolph, President and CEO, The Innovation Institute

“Since our launch, we have already interacted with nearly a dozen earlystage companies that have been created by extremely talented medical professionals across our 125 member system hospitals. Our partnership with RedCrow will provide these companies with the post-seed funding needed to get to the next level, as well as provide individuals in the healthcare ecosystem an exciting opportunity to invest in their peers.” — Larry Stofko, Executive Vice President of The Innovation Lab Inc.


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CiviCore to Provide Technology Platform for North Texas Giving Day

Press Release – DENVER, Jan. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/CiviCore, the leading Gives Day platform provider, announces an exciting new partnership with the Communities Foundation of Texas to power the nation’s largest Gives Day. North Texas Giving Day has become the leading day of giving in the country, raising over $39 million in 2017 and nearly $200 million over the course of its 9-year history.

“We couldn’t be more excited to win the trust of the Communities Foundation of Texas to power their 10th Annual Gives Day. It is an honor to work with the skilled and accomplished team behind such a successful Gives Day. North Texas has proven to be one of the most generous communities in the country. We are looking forward to helping increase the donor base and raising even more money for participating nonprofits in 2018 through our online fundraising platform,” said Charles Naumer, CEO, CiviCore.

CiviCore has begun implementing the new North Texas Gives Day site built on its secure, reliable platform that includes functionality to support an easy to use cart-based donation interface, peer-to-peer fundraising and donor advised fund integration. Additionally, CiviCore will be providing exceptional customer support to donors and nonprofits in the Dallas – Fort Worth community.

About CiviCore

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, CiviCore Inc. a Public Benefit Corporation, provides nonprofit organizations with a platform to support online fundraising, crowdfunding, volunteer management and client/case management. In 2017, CiviCore processed over $100 million in donations, powering some of the country’s largest Gives Days including Colorado Gives Day, GiveBIG Seattle, Amplify Austin Gives Day and New Orleans’ GiveNOLA Gives Day.

About North Texas Giving Day

Launched in 2009 by Communities Foundation of Texas, NorthTexasGivingDay.org is the largest day of giving in the nation. For supporters, the website simplifies the process of both researching reliable information about local nonprofits and community needs, and making charitable donations. For nonprofits, North Texas Giving Day serves as a vital awareness-building and fundraising tool. The website profiles 2,900 nonprofits, and since its inception has infused $195 million into nonprofits serving the North Texas community. Visit www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org, www.facebook.com/NorthTexasGivingDay or www.twitter.com/ntxgivingday. Hashtag: #NTxGivingDay.

About Communities Foundation of Texas

Presenting North Texas Giving Day is one of the many ways Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) serves as a hub for philanthropy in North Texas. As the largest community foundation in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, CFT works to strengthen the community through a variety of charitable funds and strategic grantmaking initiatives. The foundation professionally manages more than 1000 charitable funds for families, companies, foundations and nonprofits and has awarded more than $1.7 billion in grants since its founding in 1953. Visit www.cftexas.org, www.facebook.com/CFTexas or www.twitter.com/GiveWisely.

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Company Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign In Europe, Plants Trees

Crowdfunder: Marco Barbosa of eSolidar

Campaign type: We’re raising capital via an investment campaign

Campaign link: www.seedrs.com/esolidar-1

Twitter: @esolidar

Goal: $200K

Progress: $127K

Offering: Boost sales for our CSR solution and implement blockchain within our charitable giving marketplace.

Terms: Equity crowdfunding

Anecdote: We planted almost 50,000 trees on Amazonia, in partnership with Rock in Rio music festival, after running several charity auctions with celebrities.


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The Arthritis Foundation Chooses DonorDrive For Their Peer-To-Peer Fundraising

Press Release – CINCINNATI, Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Arthritis Foundation® has chosen DonorDrive Peer-to-Peer Fundraising software for their Walk to Cure Arthritis®, Jingle Bell Run and Sustainer Gift program. Paul Ghiz, President and Chief Innovation Officer of DonorDrive, is excited for the opportunity: “I’m thrilled we were selected by the Arthritis Foundation. They are an incredibly progressive nonprofit and a terrific match for DonorDrive’s platform and services. Our joint vision for the fundraising experience will provide their community the most useful tools and resources to better engage and raise more for the cause.”

DonorDrive will consolidate fundraising and registration for the Arthritis Foundation’s 73 Walks to Cure Arthritis, 95 Jingle Bell Runs, Arthritis Bike Classic events, in addition to serving as the cornerstone for building their Do-It-Yourself fundraising program.

During the extensive selection process, the Arthritis Foundation® saw DonorDrive’s user experience as the best match for their fundraising needs. Andy Gammuto, Chief Information Officer of the Arthritis Foundation, stated: “The Arthritis Foundation is actively modernizing its computing infrastructure and accompanying business processes to enable new and innovative ways of serving the arthritis community. It was important to us that a fundraising solution offer the latest features in demand today and to also provide the flexibility to meet the ever-evolving needs of our valued donors, volunteers and fundraisers. DonorDrive met all of our criteria. From plan to launch, the Arthritis Foundation implemented DonorDrive in less than half the time and at one third the cost of the system it replaced. We are delighted to begin our new partnership with them.”

Arthritis Foundation fundraises with Donordrive (PRNewsfoto/DonorDrive)

About The Arthritis Foundation: The Arthritis Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Their goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for living a full life—and making each day another stride towards a cure. Find out more at http://arthritis.org.

About DonorDrive: DonorDrive helps nonprofits to raise more money through fundraising technology, marketing and interactive design services. With DonorDrive, organizations like Team World Vision, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and National Alliance on Mental Illness have raised more than $1 Billion. Find out more at http://donordrive.com.

SOURCE DonorDrive


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Evite® Donations Reaches $5MM in Charitable Contributions

Press Release – LOS ANGELES (January 9, 2018) – Evite, the leading digital service for bringing people together, today announced its Evite Donations feature has enabled over $5 million in charitable contributions since its launch in September 2015.

Evite Donations, powered by Pledgeling, allows event planners and party hosts to offer guests charitable donations as part of their event options. This service is free, and unlike many online donation-processing services, Evite does not take a fee.

The $5 million milestone was met in part through Evite’s successful “Make More Merry” campaign launched on #GivingTuesday, November 28, 2017. During the six-week campaign, Evite inspired people to make charitable giving part of their holiday party plans by highlighting six nonprofits. The donations raised for these nonprofits to date through Evite Donations represent the following impacts, based on symbolic donation values:

  • 236,747 disaster victims can be provided with emergency medical supplies for an entire month, through Doctors Without Borders.
  • 175,250 meals can be provided through a network of food banks across the U.S., through Feeding America.
  • 3,160 dogs and cats can be vaccinated and spayed/neutered, through the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
  • 2,187 children can be provided with a new toy, book, and sports ball during the holiday season, through Marine Toys for Tots.
  • 166 children in an urban area can be educated for a year, through Pratham USA.
  • 81 families in the developing world can be provided with access to safe water and sanitation in their homes, through Water.org.

“The success of Evite Donations shows just how much people want to give back, and Evite makes it easier than ever to do so,” said Victor Cho, Chief Executive Officer of Evite. “With Evite’s new features, hosts can text invitations and guests can donate right from their phones.”

About Evite

Evite is the world’s leading digital platform for bringing people together. With free, easy-to-use invitation designs, inspirational video content, and a private sharing feed for photos and conversations, Evite makes coming together face-to-face effortless and more memorable for its 100+ million annual users. The company currently handles hundreds of millions of RSVPs every year. The company has sent over 2 billion event invitations in its history. Launched in 1998, Evite is headquartered in Los Angeles and is a subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation, attributed to the Liberty Ventures Group (NASDAQ: LVNTA, LVNTB).

About Pledgeling

Pledgeling (www.pledgeling.com) is the world’s first platform to power social impact for businesses of all sizes. Pledgeling partners with hundreds of brands like Evite, Discovery and Tinder to grow their businesses through giving. To date, Pledgeling has powered over $8MM in donations for thousands of nonprofits around the world. Pledgeling’s mobile-first, end-to-end platform allows a business to easily align with a cause, engage their audiences, and make a meaningful impact. Pledgeling is headquartered in Venice, CA.


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ActBlue Shatters Records, Raises $2 Billion From More Than 54M Contributions

Press Release – (Somerville, MA) Small-dollar donors made history last night when they surpassed $2 billion in donations through ActBlue since its founding in 2004. ActBlue shattered records in 2017 – raising more than $500 million.

Grassroots donors made more than 16 million contributions in 2017, with each contribution size averaging $31.95, a major testament to the power of grassroots giving. It wasn’t just individuals harnessing the power of ActBlue’s online giving platform last year – 7,982 nonprofits, candidates at all levels, and other organizations used ActBlue to raise money.

“Small-dollar donors are the backbone of our democracy, they are the donors that are fueling the resistance, helping candidates win, and engaging like never before,” stated ActBlue Executive Director Erin Hill.

These successes emphasize the energy behind democratic giving – bolstering Democratic campaigns, progressive organizations, and a broad swath of causes while empowering small-dollar donors in the era of Citizens United and behemoth Super PACs.

“The number of new donors, express users and organizations using ActBlue makes one thing abundantly clear: grassroots donors are fired up in 2018, and we don’t expect that momentum to slow down anytime soon. We are expanding our user base and increasing the power of individual small-dollar donors in a political environment flooded with money from special interests,” added Hill.

ActBlue By The Numbers:

  • ActBlue raised more than $500 million in 2017 – that’s more than twice the amount raised in 2015.
  • The number of candidates at all levels using ActBlue spiked in 2017:
    • 2.1 times the number of candidates for state legislatures compared to 2015
    • 2.6 times the number of candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives compared to 2015
    • 2.8 times more candidates for governor compared to 2013
  • More than half of ActBlue’s 2017 donors were first-time donors.
  • All 15 candidates who flipped legislative seats in Virginia this year used ActBlue.
  • Over 4.4 million people use ActBlue Express – allowing donors to give to candidates and causes with just one click.
  • Of all the contributions in 2017, 64.5% were made using ActBlue Express.
  • Over 40% of contributions were made on mobile devices, so ActBlue decided to meet users where they are and enabled donations through Apple Pay in 2017.

“In 2017, ActBlue saw its strongest performance in it’s 14 year history. These numbers are a strong indication that small-dollar donors are going to be poised to shift our nation’s political landscape in 2018. Big things are coming,” concluded Hill.

About ActBlue:

ActBlue is a nonprofit, building fundraising technology for the left. Their mission is to democratize power and help small-dollar donors make their voices heard in a real way. ActBlue develops top-of-the-line fundraising software and offer simple, intuitive tools to help campaigns and organizations connect with new and existing grassroots donors. As a result, nonprofits thrive and Democratic campaigns get more donations through ActBlue than any other platform. ActBlue acts as a conduit federally and in most states, which means they provide the infrastructure for campaigns and organizations to fundraise online, but don’t fundraise on behalf of anyone. Unlike groups that spend large sums of cash from undisclosed sources, ActBlue offers grassroots donors a way to give fully disclosed donations to the candidates and causes they choose.


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Planet Alpha Corp. Launches Regulation A+ Tier 2 Offering of Forest Carbon Securities to Reverse Deforestation

The flora, fauna, and peoples that comprise the planet’s forests are truly priceless. Mitigation of anthropogenic impacts, however, can be directly measured and priced, resulting in carbon securities available to everyday and institutional investors wanting to participate in forest restoration projects.

Press Release – CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Nov. 28, 2017PRLogDeforestation worldwide remains an enduring signature of anthropogenic impacts on nature. Planet Alpha Corp. is offering up to 5,000,000 Non-Voting Series A Preferred shares, at $10 per share, to develop forest carbon projects across the planet, supporting communities and forest restoration. A circular advertising the offering and stating its risk factors can be found here. There is no minimum investment, allowing purchase of a single share ($10) by investors—accredited and non-accredited alike. Shares are purchased directly through our website.

“We are very excited to share our concept of carbon securities based on direct measurement of carbon dioxide (CO2) with citizens, institutions and countries across the planet,” remarked Bruno D.V. Marino, CEO and founder of Planet Alpha Corp. “We can choose not to live in the swerve of climate change gloom and doom rhetoric and exclusionary tactics but take positive steps, now, to restore and manage forests for future generations,” continued Marino.

The overall trend of increasing atmospheric CO2 is documented as is the rate of deforestation and associated loss of nature. To-date, mitigation efforts to manage greenhouse gas emissions and reverse deforestation are simply not working as intended. “The power of a global public response is needed to shape the biosphere in positive ways, for example, by linking forest-based communities that touch the biosphere with investors in tangible verified transactions,” added CEO Marino.

Planet Alpha Corp. (PAC) intends to use the proceeds from the current offering to develop forest carbon sequestration projects in ecologically diverse locations around the planet. PAC projects are developed and implemented directly in collaboration with local, community-based organizations that rely on cultural knowledge to manage forest ecosystems. PAC measurement-to-monetization services are provided at no cost to landowners. Greenhouse gases are measured directly. Projects in the pipeline, but not yet finalized, include forest areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, and Ghana. PAC services are available to verify emission reduction for Paris Agreement signatories.

In the following Voices.Earth podcast interview, Dr. Bruno D.V. Marino, the Founder and CEO of the Planet Alpha Corp., discusses how his organization is developing new practices for planetary management and stewardship now and for the future of humanity.

About Planet Alpha Corp.

PAC is a for-profit carbon products company whose mission is to reduce emissions of CO2 and greenhouse gases by restoring nature. We differentiate ourselves from other carbon product companies by deploying carbon measurement infrastructure on forest lands to accurately measure carbon offsets for sale as carbon securities and carbon products. There is no cost to the landowner. We are, we believe, making a positive contribution to the cause of reforestation by supporting forest landowners for their reduction of CO2 emissions through forest tree planting, growth, conservation, and management.


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