What if we all could donate just our spare change to support the environment? We're talking $1.00 or less here folks. Well, we all now can do that thanks to Carbon Checkout!
This new feature of The Spotted Door allows you to round up your order to give change to the environment. For example, if your order total is $26.55, you could round up your order to $27.00 to donate the change of just $0.45.
What this means is that we all can make a difference by making a small donation of what otherwise would be loose change sitting on your dresser (or in between your couch cushions). Your change is pooled with other micro-contributions and invested in renewable energy and carbon capture projects to reduce global carbon emissions.
We then send you a verification code to track your emission reductions, view your personal portfolio and engage with the projects you helped make possible.
After you add an item to your cart, a pop-up will appear that will allow you to check a box to "Give change to the environment" and then select the amount (which defaults to rounding up to the nearest dollar, though you can donate more than that if you would like). That's it! - plain & simple.
RadioActive host Nick Burns talks with local business owners who have turned a passion into something more than a financial return. Our Founder joined in on the panel along with Robert Bell, Co-Founder of Sustainable Startups (a non-profit dedicated to providing support and education to early-stage entrepreneurs passionate about improving the economic, environmental and social sustainability of our community), and Priyanka Bakaya, Co-Founder of PK Clean (a company whose technology turns low-grade plastic landfill waste into fuel).
"The world needs dreamers, and the world needs doers - but most of all, the world needs dreamers who do." - Listen to the segment here.
Are you a dreamer who does? - let us know in the comments below!
Our friends over at StartSLC and Sustainable Startups hosted Utah's largest grassroots startup festival over the weekend in downtown Salt Lake City! The 3-day event featured numerous startup workshops, keynote presentations, a hackathon, and even a pitch competition with a whopping $250,000 awarded to the best new startup (...regrettably, we missed the deadline to apply). It was an honor to be asked to participate in Saturday's "Tech 4 Good" panel along with Austen Allred from Grasswire (referred to as "The Internet's Newsroom") & Jordan Menzel of CrowdHall (an online venue for crowd-sourced town halls). Looking forward to next year!