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Green Kid Crafts Launches STEAM-inspired Virtual Campside Chats with a Scientist as part of its Backyard STEAM Camp


For many families around the world, this summer looks a little different than the one they planned. With summer camps cancelled and vacations postponed, caregivers are looking for affordable activities to keep children entertained and educated through summer vacation.

Green Kid Crafts, a subscription box service centered on STEAM and nature-based activities, launched their Backyard STEAM Virtual Summer Camp to help parents bring the joys of camp to their own homes. Part of the program also includes virtual Campside Chats, which will be hosted on Facebook Live beginning on July 1st 2020.

“We understand the challenges of today’s families, many of whom are being asked to work full time and provide a well-rounded education for their children this summer,” said Founder and CEO Penny Bauder. “We wanted to make it simple for parents and caregivers to engage children in activities and inspire them to become the next generation of environmental leaders.”

Green Kid Crafts Backyard STEAM Summer Camp includes three inspiring STEAM-based activity boxes designed by experts to meet the learning needs of specific age groups. Campside Chats serve as an opportunity for children to submit questions on topics like air quality, cleaner oceans, protection of endangered species, and improving climate change, and get live answers from experts.

“As a working parent, it’s time-consuming coming up with activities for the kids. I’m excited about Green Kid Crafts’ Backyard STEAM Summer Camp – not just because of the educational opportunity, but because it’s a chance for us to spend quality time together and getting excited about exploring nature.” – Sarah, Green Kid Crafts Subscriber

Green Kid Crafts is a subscription box service that provides educational STEAM and nature-based activities that help kids connect, communicate and build relationships. Projects and ideas are researched and tested, saving families time and money on at-home activities. The organization has recently been honored with top Industry Awards: Parents Choice Award® and NCW Eco-Excellence Award®. https://www.greenkidcrafts.com/awards

For more information about Green Kid Crafts Backyard Summer STEAM Camp: https://www.greenkidcrafts.com/backyard-steam-camp/

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Green Kid Crafts Launches STEAM-inspired Virtual Campside Chats with a Scientist as part of its Backyard STEAM Camp


For many families around the world, this summer looks a little different than the one they planned. With summer camps cancelled and vacations postponed, caregivers are looking for affordable activities to keep children entertained and educated through summer vacation.

Green Kid Crafts, a subscription box service centered on STEAM and nature-based activities, launched their Backyard STEAM Virtual Summer Camp to help parents bring the joys of camp to their own homes. Part of the program also includes virtual Campside Chats, which will be hosted on Facebook Live beginning on July 1st 2020.

“We understand the challenges of today’s families, many of whom are being asked to work full time and provide a well-rounded education for their children this summer,” said Founder and CEO Penny Bauder. “We wanted to make it simple for parents and caregivers to engage children in activities and inspire them to become the next generation of environmental leaders.”

Green Kid Crafts Backyard STEAM Summer Camp includes three inspiring STEAM-based activity boxes designed by experts to meet the learning needs of specific age groups. Campside Chats serve as an opportunity for children to submit questions on topics like air quality, cleaner oceans, protection of endangered species, and improving climate change, and get live answers from experts.

“As a working parent, it’s time-consuming coming up with activities for the kids. I’m excited about Green Kid Crafts’ Backyard STEAM Summer Camp – not just because of the educational opportunity, but because it’s a chance for us to spend quality time together and getting excited about exploring nature.” – Sarah, Green Kid Crafts Subscriber

Green Kid Crafts is a subscription box service that provides educational STEAM and nature-based activities that help kids connect, communicate and build relationships. Projects and ideas are researched and tested, saving families time and money on at-home activities. The organization has recently been honored with top Industry Awards: Parents Choice Award® and NCW Eco-Excellence Award®. https://www.greenkidcrafts.com/awards

For more information about Green Kid Crafts Backyard Summer STEAM Camp: https://www.greenkidcrafts.com/backyard-steam-camp/

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SORATE LAUNCHES THE MOST CONVENIENT WAY TO DRINK GREEN TEA AND MATCHA


Los Angeles, March 2020

Sorate is debuting its online retail that includes Matcha and Green Tea Subscriptions, Detox Plans, and accessories that allow you to prepare Matcha and infuse green tea at any moment, and in any place. Sorate is also unique in offering a variety of subscription packages, making the daily regime even more convenient.

The mission behind this brand is to educate on the health benefits of green tea and Matcha that have been discovered and studied through the years by the leading health doctors and scientists. Sorate’s passion is providing people with the best nutritional benefits from Western and Eastern medicinal practices, by bridging the plant-based medicine of Japanese Green Tea with today’s modern world.

Sorate believes that long-lasting health and wellness can be found in something as simple as a cup of tea.

The startup is founded by creative director Silvia Mella, filling a market gap of consumers who are seeking this convenience in their every day healthy drinking options.

Mella says, “The idea for starting Sorate came to mind after a period when I felt physically and emotionally depleted by the pressures of life. At a family-owned tea farm near Kyoto, I learned that regular tea breaks were the key to a peaceful mind as I went about my day. Stability = Serenity. When I returned to the States, I brought the good habit of Green Tea drinking back with me.”

BEHIND THE NAME

In the Veneto region of Italy, Sorate is an informal way of saying “calm down” or “cool off”, while “Sora” in Japanese means “sky”. The logo is half a perfect circle in honor of Giotto, Leonardo Da Vinci, and the light of the Roman Pantheon. The other half refers to the Japanese zen circle, Enso.

Mella continues, “In Italy, we have a similar appreciation for the anchoring effect of our daily customs, like the energizing jolt of espresso at sunrise. It gives us a moment to see things clearly before we spring into action. Sorate is my love letter to Japan; which taught me mindfulness, and Italy; where I learned to appreciate the beauty in all things.”

All products are organic and sourced directly from Japanese family-owned farms.
The packaging and accessories are all sustainable and recyclable.

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Speedy investor uptake on WPO Bond shows strong appetite for a green future


The launch of WPO’s 600,000 euro bond last week saw a surge in interest from investors on the crowd lending platform Lendosphere, which led it to reaching its target in 24 hours and the setting of a record for the financing of energy transition related projects.

Barthélémy Rouer, the founder of WPO said:  “We are thrilled to witness such enthusiasm for our digital energy transition project, this is a testimony to the willingness of citizens to be part of the change for a greener future.

The bond which attacted 466 investors in less than 24 hours was open to all, including individuals,  and was to pre-finance a new energy transition model, based on the collection and processing of energy data. Set at €600 000 the target was met in 23 hours, a record setting success for Lendosphere, France’s leading crowdfunding platform for paid loans dedicated to the energy transition.

Amaury Blais, President of Lendosphère commented: “ WPO’s business model is different from the other projects on Lendosphere but the ambition of this project appealed to the investors in an unprecedented way. This accomplishment underlines the relevance of our action and the growing interest of the citizens to participate in the energy transition.“

The energy transition model is based on data, through the digitalization of the management of wind and solar farms allows the collection in real time of large amounts of data related to the operation of these infrastructures: electrical data (power, intensity, frequency…), mechanical data (temperature, vibration, noise…), meteorological data (wind speed, atmospheric pressure, radiation, etc.) and others.

The Intelligent processing of this data has a threefold advantage:

Reduces costs through the automation of multiple control and management functions. Maximizes green energy production through the early detection and anticipation of anomalies on facilities. Increases Transparency by certifying green energy production and making this data available to the general public, institutions, and professionals.

This virtuous cycle benefits both the producer who optimizes its facilities, and the general public who is now able to evaluate and verify the progress of the energy transition through reliable access to live data as it happens in real time.

The bond issue will allow WPO to deploy the most effective means to increase its data portal and enhance its value through artificial intelligence. To do this, private certificates of renewable energy production, called GoCerts, will be created in real time, registered and transferred by a shared electronic registration device (“Distributed Ledger Technology”).

ABOUT WPO:

Established in 2008, WPO is a leader in independent asset management and associated specialized services for wind and solar power in Europe. The company oversees 600 production sites in 10 European countries with a capacity of more than 5 gigawatts, i.e. 1700 wind turbines and 12 million photovoltaic modules. Today, WPO contributes to the production of electricity from renewable sources for the equivalent of about two million people, almost the population of intramural Paris. It offers technical, commercial and financial management solutions, and holds among its clients and stakeholders more than 360 companies, including investment funds, insurers, reinsurers, developers, banks, mixed economy companies, and independent electricity producers. In a world where energy management is becoming increasingly decentralized and complex, WPO’s main objective is to ensure energy sustainability and create the conditions for greater trust through issuing the first energy production certificates from reliable and traceable renewable sources on the world market. WPO is listed on the Financial Times FT1000 2017 as one of Europe’s 1000 Fastest Growing Companies.

UK Media Contact:

Thomas Poston
Email: tdvposton@gmail.com
Phone: +447970949777
Website: www.wpo.eu

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Santa Is Going Green This Christmas


Santa may be swapping his red suit for green this year. Pinterest have released their annual Christmas trends prediction and, unsurprisingly, sustainable gifts are this year’s big pick.

Childhood memories of packaging piles as tall as the tree may be a thing of the past. With the environment battling with Brexit for front-page space in the nation’s newspapers, families are on the hunt for greener options this festive season.

Sustainable living expert Bella Middleton has been helping people to make environmentally friendly swaps since founding Norfolk Natural Living. She says that when it comes to green gifting, small changes can go a long way.

“Gifting sustainably doesn’t need to mean completely turning your back on packaging (which is lucky if you have children to buy for!). There are some really easy things to look out for which can help with your decision-making.

“For starters, toys in plastic bubble packaging with cardboard backs are becoming easier to avoid. Many toy-makers are developing simpler packaging – and even action figures which come without boxes at all. Although those types of material can usually be recycled, processing all that plastic and paper means huge amounts of unnecessary energy.

“Gift sets are always a festive favourite. They are even easier to keep sustainable. Look for sets in metal tins rather than plastic tubs or card. The tins can be re-used around the home (handy organiser for the junk drawer, anyone?).

“Candles, diffusers and personal cosmetics like natural hand cream are also great gifts for adults. Not only because they usually don’t come with superfluous packaging but also because they are presents that can be enjoyed over a longer period of time.

“A final tip that I always watch out for is wrapping paper. Most people would be surprised to learn just how little wrapping paper can actually be recycled. As a general rule, if it is shiny, has glitter on it or is textured, it can’t be recycled. Plenty of shops now sell fully recyclable wrapping paper – often paper which has already been recycled.”

● Bella Middleton is the founder and Creative Director of Norfolk Natural Living. You can access images of Bella here.
● Norfolk Natural Living created sustainable, handmade cleaning, laundry, skincare and scented products. All of their products are mixed by hand in Norfolk, England. Their website is www.norfolknaturalliving.com.
● Pinterest’s holiday trends report can be found here.

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