On Monday, March 2nd, we are going door-to-door in Downtown Charleston in support of our first Carrotmob.
Our goal is simple: to find those businesses who will reinvest a portion of their one day earnings into making their business more sustainable. We figure that we can come away with at least 30 interested participants who wish to save money. As soon as we have this community interest piqued , we will have a "sealed bid" scenario where a percentage is written on a card and filed with us three weeks in advance. Our panel will review those bids, and the winner will be announced.
Carrotmob is a way for anyone to make a real difference with the environment by buying ordinary things in a targeted way. Carrotmob organizes people who care about the environment to use their buying power to negotiate with businesses.
Carrotmob is a network of thousands of organized consumers who buy products in order to reward businesses that are making the most socially responsible decisions. The first campaign took place in San Francisco, CA, as a large-scale, citizen-powered global initiative and has since spread to other cities around the world – first arriving in Charleston in April of 2009. The idea was suggested to us at Green Drinks Charleston and we spent a few months with it - fine tuning and waiting...