SOURCE: Carbon Manna Unlimited

Carbon Manna Unlimited

August 19, 2009 15:08 ET

Carbon Manna Unlimited to Present at Kenyan Business Conference

Carbon Manna(C) Debuts on Multiple Social Media Sites Including Twitter and LinkedIn

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - August 19, 2009) - Carbon Manna Unlimited, an international non-profit standards-setting organization implementing the world's first highly-scalable, cell-phone-based Micro-PROFIT-Sharing system in Kenya, announced today its presentation at the Kenyan Diaspora International Conference to be held August 20-22 in Atlanta, Georgia. David Palella, Founder of Carbon Manna Unlimited, will give a talk titled: "First Cell-Phone-Based Carbon Micro Credits Implementation in Kenya."

"Inviting David Palella to present side by side with top-level Kenyan government and business leaders is testimony to the rapid acceptance of the Carbon Manna© concept," said Thomas Ichim, a board member of Carbon Manna Unlimited. He continued, "This is not a major surprise however given that Carbon Manna© is the first novel, non-debt-based and universally-applicable form of microfinance to be developed since 1983."

The Carbon Manna© system employs mobile phones, SMS (short message service) and unique stove identifiers that will allow millions of families in the Developing World to claim and monetize on a monthly basis the micro carbon offsets they produce by utilizing more efficient cooking methods such as modern charcoal or wood stoves, instead of using an inefficient 3-stone fire burning excessive non-renewable biomass. As a result, each family becomes a micro-PROFIT center and is able to monetize directly its own contribution to mitigating global climate change, while also slowing regional deforestation.

Carbon Manna Unlimited is also pleased to announce its debut on various social media sites and extensive updates to its web site:

http://www.carbonmanna.org

http://twitter.com/CarbonManna

http://www.linkedin.com/e/vgh/1794312/

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=52270598714

http://carbonmanna.blogspot.com

The beta web site of Carbon Manna Africa Ltd. in Nairobi, Kenya, is now also on-line:

http://www.CarbonMannaAfrica.com

Finally, we would like to acknowledge the diligent, full-time efforts of our colleagues in Nairobi, Kenya, who in only 7 months have greatly advanced the first large-scale Carbon Manna© project comprising 5,000 families. Many thanks to:

(1) Geoffrey Kiringa, President, Carbon Manna Africa Ltd.; and

(2) Humphrey Mulindi, Vice President, Carbon Manna Africa Ltd. (formerly at the Nairobi office of a major carbon project developer).

Likewise, many thanks to our Carbon Manna© Forestry Advisors:

(1) Jenesio Kinyamario, Ph.D., Professor, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nairobi; and Board Member, Coffee Research Foundation of Kenya; and

(2) Sylvia Wachira, Consultant to the U.N. FAO (Food & Agriculture Organization) - Somalia.

Upcoming Carbon Manna© presentations include:

(1) Kenya Diaspora International Conference

20-22 August 2009, Atlanta, Georgia

http://www.kenyaopen4business.com

(2) Microfinance for Institutional Investors

21-23 September 2009, Washington, DC

http://www.hansonwade.com/events/microfinance-for-institutional-investors/index.shtml

(3) Green Business Africa Summit & Expo

June 2010, Nairobi, Kenya

http://www.greenbusinessafricaexpo.com

Contact Information

  • For corporate social responsibility (CSR), philanthropic, sponsorship or
    collaborative opportunities with Carbon Manna Unlimited and/or Carbon Manna
    Africa; or for speaker requests or celebrity inquiries; and to co-opt a
    sustainable and universally applicable micro-paradigm that can indeed
    quickly scale to benefit the "Next Billion" at the Base of the Pyramid,
    please contact:

    David A. Palella
    Founder
    CARBON MANNA UNLIMITED
    San Diego, California
    tel: 858-793-0741
    email: Email Contact

    Or:

    Geoffrey Kiringa
    President
    CARBON MANNA AFRICA
    Nairobi Kenya
    cell: +254-721-922-135
    email: Email Contact
    Skype: geoffrey.kiringa
    http://www.CarbonMannaAfrica.com