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...

Check out this short documentary from The Cut Company and better understand our goals for Carrotmobs in Charleston.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Invited businesses included...

Over the past few days we have delivered "official" Carrotmob invites to the following local groceries, corner stores, and coffee shops:

Kudu Coffee - 4 Vanderhorst Street
Charlie's Market - Radcliffe Street
Caviar & Bananas - 51 George Street
Alchemy Coffee - 11 Magnolia Road (West Ashley)
Broad Street Market and Cafe - 310 Broad Street
Queen Street Grocery - 133 Queen Street
Wentworth Station - 131 Wentworth Street
King Street Station - 356 King Street
Kennedy's Market - 60 Calhoun Street
Bull Street Gourmet - 60 Bull Street
Baked - 160 East Bay Street
Burbage's - 157 Broad Street
Kaminsky's - 78 North Market Street
The Vegetable Bin - 10 Society Street
City Lights - 141 Market Street

There are others to follow in the next few days. If you have a suggestion that we should consider, please let us know. The reason we selected these types of establishments for the launch of Carrotmob included: 1) the average price point for items, 2) easy walking distance around downtown, 3) they are grab and go need to wait or make reservations, 4) our desire to include local markets and small businesses rather than large chain groceries, and 5) the willingness of business owners to get involved - and their desire to earn local recognition and save money each month.

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