A Greener Shopping Experience
At My Green Marketplace we sat down one day and thought about how we could create a truly green shopping experience – one where the products aren’t just green, the entire process is green. After a lot of thought we came up with a simple solution: stop worrying so much about profits. If you don’t worry about profits too much you have extra money left over.
So we decided that we would take a big chunk of the money which would usually be profit – 40% in fact – and invest it in green projects. That way our customers wouldn’t just be buying green products, they would be helping to build wind farms and clean water projects and recycling plants.
Basically, we are a new kind of marketplace. A marketplace that doesn’t just sell green products, a marketplace that sells a green shopping experience. So buy with us and help us to create a new, truly green marketplace.
How Does it Work?
We take 40% of our profits, and use it to buy environmental offsets. Environmental offsets are a way to offset the environmental impact of a company, product, etc., and provide money for green projects. (You can learn all about environmental offsets here.) We partner with Terrapass to accomplish this, and when we buy offsets from them they direct the money to the green projects.