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New York Times – June 2011

How Social Ventures Can Produce Profits

By MP MUELLER

Last decade, it was all about going green to differentiate your company in the hearts and minds of consumers. Today, it’s social entrepreneurship that’s the nice new thing that can make your company stand out.

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Arkanova Energy relocates Corporate Headquarters to Austin, TX Donates $32,000 to charity through partnership with Give Realty

AUSTIN, TX (June 16, 2011) – Arkanova Energy (AKVA.OB) has relocated their corporate headquarters from The Woodlands, Texas to Austin, Texas and will invest over $32,000 into the nonprofit community in the process.

To prepare for its move to Austin, Arkanova Energy partnered with Laurie Loew, broker and owner of Give Realty, a brokerage firm that fosters philanthropy through real estate sales. Loew assisted in the lease of 2,500 square feet of corporate space for the company from Oxford Commercial Properties as well as the purchase of residential homes for Arkanova employees.

Through Give Realty’s one-of-a-kind business model that includes donating 25% of their commission to client-designated charities, Arkanova Energy’s relocation has greatly contributed to several nonprofits in Austin and Del Rio, Texas.

The beneficiaries of Arkanova Energy’s move to Austin include the Manto Coahuila Children’s Home, a shelter for orphaned and abandoned children directly across the border from Del Rio in Acuña, Mexico, and SafePlace, an Austin resource for those affected by sexual and domestic violence. An additional $7,600 was raised through the partnership between Arkanova Energy and Give Realty and will be distributed to the nonprofit community and will be distributed by the end of July.

ABOUT GIVE REALTY
Give Realty, founded in 2008 by Laurie Loew and based in Austin, Texas, is a real estate brokerage firm that fosters philanthropy through home sales. 25% of Give Realty’s commission from each sale is donated to the non-profit organization designated by the client. For more information about Give Realty, visit giverealtyaustin.com, like on facebook and follow at twitter.com/giverealty.

ABOUT ARKANOVA ENERGY
Arkanova Energy is an exploration and junior production company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of oil and gas properties. The company has secured working interest in three key North American areas; Montana, Arkansas and Colorado. For more information visit arkanovaenergy.com.

Contact: Laurie Loew, laurie@giverealtyaustin.com or