Sunday, April 26, 2009

Carbon Manna Unlimited updates for April 2009


Provisional U.S. Patent filed on the Carbon Manna System

"Carbon Manna Economic-Rewards Allocation Guidelines" finalized

The "CarbonManna" channel on -- now in studio production

(1) Provisional U.S. Patent filed on the Carbon Manna System:

On 24 April 2009 we filed an 18-page provisional U.S. Patent on the Carbon Manna / Carbon Micro Credit system entitled:

"Micro-Credit / Micro-Profit Sharing Method & System for Claiming and Monetizing Personal Emissions Reductions"

Our sole reason for filing the application is to exclude copy cats who might implement bogus “Carbon Manna” programs with the surreptitious aim of exploiting the Poor. Malicious copy cats will be prosecuted to the full extent of the Law.

On the other hand, we don’t mind if copy cats do indeed copy us faithfully. That’s welcome. We want Carbon Manna to be an “open source” solution to global poverty.

And don't ask us if we profit from Carbon Manna programs worldwide. Manna is God's gift; it cannot be sold or bought.

(2) Carbon Manna Economic-Rewards Allocation Guidelines finalized:

In a related vein, detailed economic and accounting ground rules for sharing economic rewards in a Carbon Manna program have been finalized in a white paper entitled:

"Carbon Manna Economic-Rewards Allocation Guidelines --

Fairness Standards for Carbon Micro-Profit-Sharing Projects".

For the time being, this paper will remain confidential, but it is available upon signature of a 5-year CDA / NDA (secrecy agreement). If you are deadly serious about imminently implementing a Carbon Manna program in your country and you are a knowledgeable accountant / economist or have access to such expertise, please contact us to receive our draft CDA / NDA.

No idle eco-Looky Lou's or drive-by microfinance gawkers with Carbon Manna venus envy need apply. Only serious and seriously-qualified inquiries will be entertained. Be prepared for an FBI background check and breathalyzer test. All microfinance "professionals" that cannot "get it" within 5 minutes due to previous non-profit group-think Kool-Aid will get the Neuralyzer.

(3) "CarbonManna" channel reserved on

The "CarbonManna" channel has been reserved on, so watch for our upcoming video series on how Carbon Manna and Carbon Micro Profit Sharing will drive a 32-ounce marbled steak into the calcified and cholesterol-filled heart of microdysfinance [sic, sic]. And finally:

(4) Carbon Manna web site updated:

The web site has been updated extensively by Ms./Dr. Hong Ma, the Co-founder of Carbon Manna Unlimited, so please visit us again at:


Globally & warmly yours,

David A. Palella
Chief Carbon Manna Architect
San Diego, CA
tel: 858-793-0741

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Monday, April 13, 2009

"Carbon Micro Credits" -- A Genealogy & Ontogeny


Hello Everyone,

On 11 April 2009, Otto Newhouse made a nice and informative post on our Facebook page about my using the term "Carbon Micro Credits" first, which I reproduce down below, and which I replied to there. But I also reproduce here my response to him for your information:

Hello Otto !

Thank you for your kind post. Great minds think alike.

And to be fair and transparent, to my knowledge two other people/groups used the term, or a variation thereof, of "Carbon Micro Credit" before -- some academics at the University of Wollongong in Australia, and one blogger who made a one-paragraph post 18 - 24 months ago, about the same time I was registering a few hundred domain names related to carbon credits, including: -- which I still own.

The academics sole line of discussion was that supercomputers or the expansion of computing power would make it possible to keep track of micro carbon credits. But their focus was on micro credits for rich consumers in developed countries who changed their energy-consumption level, such as by adding insulation to their homes.

And the one-shot one-paragraph blogger said utility companies in the U.S. would offer carbon micro credits to customers who, for example, bought an energy-efficient refrigerator. But that's all he wrote; end of story.

So, to emphasize, none of these people/groups ever mentioned using Carbon Micro Credits in the Developing World, where only a "micro" something has real value to the recipients (the Poor) anyway.

No one else ever proposed to use a cell phone and SMS messages as the information technology base to lower transaction costs almost to zero.

No one else ever proposed to redeem/monetize Carbon Micro Credits with cell phone minutes as the payment form or currency.

No one else ever took a markets-driven approach based on PRE-selling Carbon MACRO Credits -- the aggregated and crowd-sourced Carbon Micro Credits -- in order to secure all the needed start-up capital to fund a large-scale carbon micro-offset program including 1,000s or 10s of thousands of families.

Etc. Etc.

In sum, Carbon Micro Credits as defined under the Carbon Manna paradigm are very very unique. And close to large-scale implementation in 2 districts in Western Kenya. Not to contradict King Solomon in Ecclesiastes, but there are some new things under the sun.

Thanks again for posting here. If you send me your email address, I will forward our Carbon Manna PowerPoint presentation to you.

Globally & warmly yours, David

David A. Palella
San Diego, California
cell: 619-787-5767


Otto Newhouse wrote at 8:19pm on April 11th, 2009

Hi David, ---

Recently started a discussion on openmoney.ning with folks who develop platforms for targeted complementary currencies:

The idea that is developing there is to apply a bottom-up micro-market for ANY type of energy efficient verified deep ecology micro-act and we use the term "micro carbon-credit" for a want of a better term, such as "micro resourcefulness-credit" which is a tad tedious to get used to and might still not give the full picture.

Since then I have been actively seeking out complimentary ideas, stumbled on your carbonmanna and find it pretty inspirational. It is my duty to admit your primacy to the term of Carbon Micro-credit, though non of us I believe knew about your initiative before. And it may serve as a matter of pride for your innovative concept, that others independently came to the same conclusion, that such credits can only really work from the bottom up in small but growing measures.

Warmly, Otto Newhouse