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CO2oons Hosts “Blockchain, Climate, Corporations and Regulations” Panel at Earth Day Pavilion

New York, NY –News Direct– CO2oons

November 15, 2022 – Co-Founder and CEO David Villaseñor and Co-Founder Matteo Petrelli today announced the launch of CO2oons, a new company born with the aim of changing the way people think and live. engage with the climate change conversation. CO2oons will partner and collaborate with the world’s leading brands to create consumer products, educational initiatives, films, serial content and events, all centered on the company’s original intellectual property: a population of creatures living in the near future of Earth, which have evolved from the effects of climate change and are now the only living beings on the planet.

David Villaseñor, Co-Founder and CEO, said: “The heart of our idea is this: we will use entertainment to create a global, consumer-recognized climate brand that will inspire and connect with the public of a way that only beloved characters and stories are capable of. We need to find new and innovative ways to get people involved in the fight to save our planet, and we think making the conversation entertaining could be an important part of the solution.

The CO2oons leadership team includes: Co-Founder and CEO David Villaseñor, also COO of Earth Uprising International, a youth-led global climate justice organization founded by his daughter, Alexandria Villaseñor, a teenage climate activist from International fame ; Pete Johnson, Co-Founder and Chief Creative and Marketing Officer, most recently Global Head of Creative at The LEGO Agency; Ahmet Can, co-founder and COO, a 20-year veteran of the start-up world who has scaled several global organizations with three successful exits; and Matteo Petrelli, co-founder and CEO of Exeest, a leading B2B platform for licensing/buying film and television rights.

The announcement was made from the stage during the panel hosted by CO2oons, “Blockchain, Climate, Companies and Regulations » at the Earth Day pavilion during the COP27 conference. CO2oons featured panelists Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr, CEO of Hip Hop Caucus and Senior Advisor to Bloomberg Philanthropies; AY Young, climate activist, producer, singer and entrepreneur; and Miles Austin, CEO of Hyphen Global AG, Managing Director of CPG Capital, to discuss the intersections, misconceptions, upcoming regulations and potential opportunities that Web3 can bring to climate change. Panelists shared their views on the role of Fortune 500 companies and what they could do to help tackle the climate crisis, the real impacts Blockchains are and will have on the environmental space, and the role that entertainment and a more engaging way of communicating can have.

CO2oons is organizing a second panel on November 17 at 11am GMT+2 at the Earth Day Pavilion: “CO2oons! Bringing the Youth Climate Movement to the Web3 », featuring Steve Wallace, Official Institutions and Advocacy, Global Head at Polygon Technology; Alexandria Villasenōr, co-founder of US Climate Strikes and Earth Uprising International; Seb Lindner, co-founder of Web3daily; and Matteo Petrelli, co-founder of Co2oons.

Both panels can be viewed here.

The idea behind CO2oons is to create an imaginary world that can engage and entertain a global audience, using many forms of storytelling, and help raise awareness of the state of our climate (in a fun and engaging way!) With CO2oons, we’ve created an IP that will first launch as an NFT collection and then evolve into so much more. We will partner and collaborate with the world’s leading brands to create consumer products, educational initiatives, films, serial content, events and more. We want our creatures everywhere, raising awareness and inspiring action not just from NGOs, activists and a small group of businesses, but from the widest possible audience. We believe that by making conversation fun, we will be able to reach a wider audience and capture more people’s interest in a more personal and active way.

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