Facebook goes green
Social networking can be good for the planet!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 14:14
I'm sure you read this article title and thought, "what?" Well, here's why Facebook can be considered green.
Facebook, one of the world's fastest growing and most used social networking sites, is making going green a fun thing to do. Facebookers can join groups, have discussions and even add green applications. Many users who claim they don’t have time to help make a difference find Facebook an easy way to help the environment.
One app that is widely used by Facebook users (and myself!) is (lil) Green Patch. (lil) Green Patch works simply and easily. Once you add the application you can "send" your friends fruits, veggies and all sorts of plants. By participating in this app, sponsors of (lil) Green Patch donate money to save the environment. (lil) Green Patch has been able to save 183,244,167 square feet of rain forest thus far, as well as donate money to green causes every few months. Last May $301,060 was donated to The Nature Conservancy.
Another one of my favorite Facebook apps is Green Trading cards. It is similar to (lil) Green Patch except you send your friends cute, funny and informative virtual trading cards. By participating in this app, contributions are made to help protect rain forests and Arctic ice!
So have some fun, work on that social networking and go green more easily than you thought you could.
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