The international children’s charity World Vision and Lumenaza have joined forces to combat the consequences of climate change.
Lumenaza offers a powerful software as a service platform that connects producers and consumers of green, distributed energy. The company is showing how innovative energy products can drive the distributed energy transition via its Lumenaza Community. With the new partner program, Lumenaza is enabling companies and associations to offer their respective customers and members their own green electricity tariff, protect the environment and earn money, which can be used for charitable purposes if desired.
“We are very pleased about this innovative form of cooperation,” says Christoph Waffenschmidt, Chairman of World Vision Germany. “Together with Lumenaza, we want to fight climate change by offering a real solution. Our cooperation primarily benefits children worldwide because they are the ones for whom we want to preserve an environment worth living in.”
By joining forces with Lumenaza, World Vision can offer its supporters the possibility of purchasing green electricity with a clear origin, which is generated from photovoltaic and wind sources or biogas plants that feed their surplus electricity back into the grid. Lumenaza helps the private operators of these plants with distribution and ensures that they are fairly remunerated for their energy.
Christian Chudoba, Founder and CEO of Lumenaza, explains: “Since 2013, we have brought consumers and producers of green electricity together. We are now going one step further by providing organizations that care about climate protection with an easy way of offering green electricity to their customers and members. With World Vision, we have gained a fantastic first partner and are proud and happy to jointly promote an innovative and extremely effective method of reforestation in countries that are suffering the most from the consequences of climate change.”
EUR 1.50 per contract a month will go to World Vision reforestation projects carried out using the Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) method, where underground and still living roots of cleared trees are used so that they sprout again and grow into strong trees. World Vision employee Tony Rinaudo developed this technique and was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, otherwise known as the ‘alternative’ Nobel Prize, in 2018. Since then, more than 20 million hectares of land in 24 countries have been re-vegetated in the FMNR method.