GreenFunder Brings Green To Crowdfunding
GreenFunder.com, a fundraising site for socially responsible projects, launches today. Projects range from making Magical Moment shirts with orphaned youth in South Africa to supporting a paper company that plants trees rather than cutting them down.
Additional project highlights:
• Fore Bamboo - college students growing bamboo in Haiti to build sustainable, earthquake safe housing for the people still homeless after the devastating earthquake over a year ago.
• Community Garden in Colorado Springs - the group donates fresh, organic produce to local food pantries. Contributions are tax deductible and if you live in the area, one reward even lets you pick 50 lbs of fresh produce!
• The Sustainability Research Facility - a “Living Laboratory” created by Cornell University Sustainable Design (CUSD) - help a student-led group and get your name on a plaque at an Ivy League University.
• The Soy Bath Company - Marlon and Jennifer have a combined 17 years of experience in business and cosmetology - help them and get fresh, soy bath products.
• Projects are featured as campaigns, each with a funding goal and a deadline. Each campaign offers rewards to their funders — products, experiences, and/or recognition — at different funding levels. Visit the site to explore projects and shop for rewards.
GreenFunder co-founder Molly Rasmussen worked as a swimwear designer for six years. She found swimwear production to be environmentally unfriendly and watched production move overseas. Molly considered producing her own, environmentally friendly line of swimwear, but found that launching a business without market proof was far too risky. Looking for a better solution she and her co-founder, Stason Strong, created GreenFunder in order to eliminate the expense and risk of launching a business.
Rasmussen says, “Every person has ideas to help make the world a better place. I’m so happy to offer a tool that allows people to see those ideas through to fruition.”