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Nov 30, 2009

We're thrilled to announce that Care2 has won the People's Choice Award for Green Business of the Year!  The award is presented each year by Green America, one of the nonprofit pioneers helping to build a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Care2 wins people's choice award

Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us!  I want to make it clear though, that those most deserving of kudos are all of our members and nonprofit partners who are taking action every day to make the world a better place.  Our impact is really a reflection of all the good each of you is accomplishing.  So congratulations and Thank you!!

I also want to thank Green America which is as genuine and committed to a sustainable future as any organization I know - and plays a pivotal role through its Green Festivals, Green Business Conference and Green Pages.

We are also honored to be among a such an outstanding group of finalists for the prize, including ReusableBags.com, Lunapads, Grounds for Change, and others committed to using the power of markets to make the world a better place.

When I started Care2, nearly 12 years ago, I had two primary goals: 1) Empower as many individuals as possible to make the world a better place and 2) Create a new model for business where the product is literally "goodness" - so that the more good we do, the more revenues we generate.  I'm pleased to say we're well on our way to achieving the first goal (though we have a few billion more members yet to sign on and we've actually accomplished the second goal.  Because sponsors pay us based on the number of people using our site for good, in general, the more good that happens on Care2, the more revenues we're able to generate to put back into making the site even more powerful - a virtuous cycle.
 
During the recent award ceremony, Green America noted that the reasons people said they voted for Care2 were diverse.  I love to see that, as we believe that we must take a holistic approach to change; we must change ourselves *and* we must change the world around us.  It takes a diversity of people and approaches to solving the World's toughest challenges.

A few of the comments from folks who voted for Care2:

"Care2 does so many wonderful things for people and the earth. I have become so much more informed about things and better able to make my voice heard."
-- Lora S., MO

"Care2 makes it easy for people to give to charities of all different
kinds. It doesn't take a lot of time, and this helps people to realize
how simple it truly is to help make a change in the world." 
-- Jennifer H., Sweden

"Care2 has been reaching out to the global community for over 10 years to "make a difference". A tremendous outreach for awareness, solutions starting at the personal level, and provides a network for communication among so many that care. Fun, too!"
-- Denise D., TN

"They empower individuals to live a more conscious lifestyle in order to make the world a better place and to help demonstrate that businesses and the internet can be a powerful force for the good."
-- Jo Anne F., MI


Thank you again, and Congratulations to all Care2 members and nonprofit partners. Together we are making a difference!

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Posted: Monday November 30, 2009, 10:22 pm
Tags: care2 award 2009 greenamerica peopleschoice [add/edit tags]

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Pami W. (208)
Tuesday December 1, 2009, 6:44 am
Awesome news Care2! Congratulations!

Claudia W. (0)
Tuesday December 1, 2009, 10:18 am
congratulations to everyone at care2, the people behind this web site as well as all the friends and contributors who make this web site so dynamic! i am glad my vote went towards the right spirit!

Dee C. (23)
Tuesday December 1, 2009, 4:12 pm
This is wonderful news to hear..Congratulation Randy..and the entire staff at Care2..You make this a very proud place to be a part of..
Many thanks with big hugs for all you do..

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 1, 2009, 5:12 pm
As a Care2 Conservative for many years, I can honestly say that this site has done a wonderful job with uniting people of all political leans to focus on the one thing that is important to all of us. Our environmental and conservation efforts around the world.
The administrative staff at Care 2 are the best. Especially Eric! It is not just the wonderful things that Care2 does on the environmental/conservation levels, but with so many members, the "people skills" that are necessary to make us all such happy Care2'ers is a huge part of the successes that Care2 enjoys as well. Whoever hired "Eric" for customer service should be given a raise (Eric too…). I think I speak for many of us that Eric is the best of Care2, next to Randy of course, in making this such a great website.
To the whole entire Care2 Team, thank you. In my opinion, FaceBook, MySpace or any other website that tries to bring people together for common causes and for family and friends connections as well, Care2 is the best on the Internet and offers state of the art resource tools for us to use in our communication efforts. Congratulations on your well deserved award. You are an excellent exammple for other sites to follow.



JoAnna B. (386)
Tuesday December 1, 2009, 6:43 pm
Congratulations! Great news!

Cheryl B. (203)
Tuesday December 1, 2009, 10:11 pm
Truly deserved. Congratulations Care2 and all who endeavour to make a difference, one click or one petition at a time.

Cam V. (417)
Wednesday December 2, 2009, 1:57 am
Well a big congratulations to Care 2 for your great success!

Jenny Dooley (830)
Wednesday December 2, 2009, 5:09 am
Congratulations! Care2 is truly deserving.

N J. (3)
Wednesday December 2, 2009, 7:58 am
Felicitations! (Had to find another word other than "congratulations"!) As the others have said, this is a well-deserved award for Care2 and all the people who make it what it is. Thanks and best wishes to everyone who makes it happen - from the original creator - you - to every single person who keeps this site ticking by working on it or using it. Thank you for creating the awareness, and then providing some of the solutions too! :)

Gayle M. (444)
Wednesday December 2, 2009, 8:33 am
Wonderful news and richly deaserved by each and every staff member as well as those who make this site what it truely is, the caring memebers !!

Paul S. (14)
Wednesday December 2, 2009, 10:37 am
Congratulations! You deserve it.

Alicya L. (228)
Thursday December 3, 2009, 12:36 am
Crongratulations!!
I am very pleased with C2.
Since I became a member I have learned a lot about causes and everything around it.
I use it also in my choices for raising my children to look carefully at the world and forward to overcome problems they will face in the future.C2 helps to make a stand and follow your heart.
It is ok to be different and act from the heart.
Thank you for all the support and information to do so!

Chetna P. (306)
Thursday December 3, 2009, 1:37 am
Congratulations and well done Care2!

Tin Leng Lim (28)
Thursday December 3, 2009, 3:13 am
congrats to Care2!this is a really great site.

Amelia Martinez (1)
Thursday December 3, 2009, 8:38 am
Great job!

Clare R. (20)
Friday December 4, 2009, 8:54 am
This is great news, congratulations! I'm glad you won, this website is one of a kind... a great place, so beautifully green.

Alicia v. (181)
Friday December 4, 2009, 9:52 am
CONGRATULATIONS!

Mike Nestor (32)
Friday December 4, 2009, 10:02 am
Way to go, Care2! REAL change takes a willingness to 'push the envelope', and I thankyou from the bottom of my heart for understanding the overlapping relationships between social justice issues and the environment.

All oppressions are interconnected, and therefore all liberations,,,

You are helping make a healthier planet possible...keep it up!

. (0)
Friday December 4, 2009, 10:15 am
Well-deserved recognition!

Gilles E. (30)
Friday December 4, 2009, 10:34 am
SUPER ... Félicitation a tous , vous ètes vraiment ... Quel beau travaille ... Tous ensemble on va batir un monde vert et sen cruauté ... J'ai fait le bon choix en m'intégrant a vous tous et j'an suis très fière ... Que du bien ... MERCI ...

Vijay Mithal (100)
Friday December 4, 2009, 11:35 am
Congrats Care2. Don't lose the momentum.

Lauren Stone (586)
Friday December 4, 2009, 11:43 am
You got my vote. BRAVO! Well deserved.

Celene Chen (11)
Friday December 4, 2009, 11:52 am
Very great news for Care2! Congrats!

suzanne s. (10)
Friday December 4, 2009, 3:31 pm
it couldn't happen to a nicer site; care2 is awsome and i'm so proud to be a part!

Jody G. (0)
Friday December 4, 2009, 4:35 pm
You deserve this!!! Big congrats! I share your articles with many!

Michelle Bafik-vehslage (12)
Friday December 4, 2009, 10:18 pm
Wonderful news. As a long time supporter I am glad the word is finally getting out about how great this site is. Congratulations.

Annie B. (0)
Friday December 4, 2009, 10:21 pm
Good on you! Here's to educating the electorate.

Leanne B. (27)
Friday December 4, 2009, 11:51 pm
That is great news. congratulations to all!

Shelby Rodriguez (13)
Saturday December 5, 2009, 12:50 am
Randy, what a great accomplishment. It is well deserved. Care2 empowers so many people to make changes in their communities, and on issues that are important to them. Congratulations on all of your hard work and success!

Annabelle T. (1)
Sunday December 6, 2009, 8:00 am
That's great news! Congratulations to all at Care2.

Marina C. (8)
Sunday December 6, 2009, 10:33 am
Hahaha, that's great! Congratulations!!

Brad Miller (120)
Sunday December 6, 2009, 11:03 am
I was so hoping Care2 would win this. I voted for us! Thanks to all!

Hosni B. (0)
Sunday December 6, 2009, 1:57 pm
congrats to Care2!this is a really great site

Wahab K. (3)
Sunday December 6, 2009, 8:39 pm
I am proud to be one of the member to make some difference!

Cora Dangalio (0)
Sunday December 6, 2009, 9:33 pm
Hurray, we won! God bless us all!

Cora Dangalio (0)
Sunday December 6, 2009, 9:36 pm
Felicitations Care2, bravo a vous/nous toutes! Que Dieu nous benisse!

Nori A. (0)
Monday December 7, 2009, 12:27 am
Care2 reaches thousands of people outside America who cares. Care2 unites all voices and most importantly causes that matters as this planet belongs to everyone. Congratulations Care2.

Debra Thomas (12)
Monday December 7, 2009, 4:25 pm
congratulations, i voted for you, a wonderful informative and CARING site

J H. (0)
Wednesday December 9, 2009, 6:57 am
Hooray! Living in an area where convictions are strongly in favor of the previous USA administration, I have found Care2 along with me for years to be a friend, supporter and advocate for the precious things in life--ALL LIFE.

King C. (0)
Wednesday December 9, 2009, 9:07 am
Good job, guys! It's always nice to know we're making our presence known.

Elaine Dixon (71)
Thursday December 10, 2009, 9:14 pm
You Deserve the recognition..

Onil Maruri (23)
Friday December 25, 2009, 8:51 pm
Congratulations, it is well deserved for maintaining a great & very useful website. :)

Yulan Lawson (156)
Tuesday January 5, 2010, 12:59 am
Congratulations EVERYONE! WOOOOOOOOHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

. (0)
Tuesday May 4, 2010, 3:04 pm
Congratulations and well done Care2! I love Care2.

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