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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: Nov 30, 2009 10:22pm

 

 
 
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