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MPOWERD Lights Up Explorers Club Annual Dinner With New Partner Epic Road

NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- MPOWERD (www.mpowerd.com) announced today that it is partnering with Epic Road (www.epicroad.com) to illuminate the The Explorers Club (www.explorers.org) Annual Dinner with the company's micro solar-powered lantern, Luci.

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On March 16, 2013, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, The Explorers Club will honor seven extraordinary individuals who have endured extremes in some of the world's most sacred places: the highest peaks, deepest oceans, edges of space and confines of caves. The list of awardees includes James Cameron, John Glenn and Scott Carpenter, Chhiring Dorje Sherpa, Erden Eruc, Christos Nicola and Monika RogozinskaDuring the event event, experiences and other items will be auctioned to raise money for the Explorers Club including a $10,000 four-night luxury safari for two generously donated by Singita Game Rerves and Epic Road. For additional details visit www.epicroad.com/ecad or www.explorers.org.

The event also launches a partnership between MPOWERD and Epic Road, a luxury travel agency reinventing travel by creating exceptional, mind-expansive journeys that inspire, captivate, and thrill. As creators of this new genre of "transformative travel", Epic Road designs tailor-made holidays, luxury safaris and honeymoons in Africa and the Arctic that combine the planet's great adventures with thought-provoking experiences related to humanitarian and conservation initiatives. Through the partnership, Epic Road will use the trips as an opportunity to distribute Luci lanterns to communities living off the grid and in need of lighting solutions.

"Epic Road's overarching vision is to use luxury adventure travel as a means to raise global awareness, inspire, and spark the fire within our clients to catalyze change," says Co-Founder Marc Chafiian. "Luci will have a transformative effect on the many communities living without access to inexpensive and safe energy sources."

"Epic Road is a perfect partner for MPOWERD," says co-founder and CEO Jacques-Philippe Piverger. "Their strong ties to non-profits throughout Africa and the Artic allow us to reach the people most in need of our life-altering Luci light. Epic road's mission to open minds as well as doors will help us amplify our mission of putting an end to the energy poverty that affects 3 billion people in our world."

MPOWERD works to abolish energy poverty through the development and manufacturing of innovative, affordable lighting and power products. Luci can be purchased through the MPOWERD website, www.mpowerd.com, or on Amazon.com.

The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences. The Club's members have been responsible for an illustrious series of famous firsts: First to the North Pole, first to the South Pole, first to the summit of Mount Everest, first to the deepest point in the ocean, first to the surface of the moon—all accomplished by our members.

For more information about Luci, MPOWERD, Epic Road and The Explorers Club, contact MPOWERD's Director of Communications & Social Impact Jill Van den Brule at jvdb@mpowerd.com.

Media Contact: Jill Ven Den Brule, MPOWERD, 917.224.8868, jvbd@mpowerd.com

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