GatherGreen: GroupOn for Green


As consumers begin to search more and more for shopping deals through popular websites such as Groupon and Rue LaLa, one thing is quite clear – today consumers are all looking for ways to save money. So, consider a website that not only has daily deals from local businesses, but which ensures the businesses are sustainable-operated…

The lucky folks in Los Angeles now have GatherGreen, a company that prides themselves on sending their subscribers unbeatable deals on local greed goods and green services. By pre-negotiating with businesses, GatherGreen is able to get deals if it can guarantee the businesses a minimum number of purchases. Basically it works similar to Groupon: if GatherGreen has enough buyers for a deal, then everyone benefits.

Recent green businesses included in GatherGreen’s deals range from restaurants, to vegan tattoo shops, to acupuncture treatments, to wine bars. What we also like is that GatherGreen shares the scoop on what make these businesses green and what they do to ensure that our future generations thrive and prosper. Also included is what the best offerings are and what people in-the-know are saying.  

“Our mission is to help transform ours from a culture of consumption into a culture of sustainability,” the website states.  “We wish to build GatherGreen into a platform on the web where we highlight the efforts of local communities of practice, hold them up as examples to one another, and help them band together to form a global force for change.  Harnessing the tools of the social web we intend to demonstrate  the immense power of collective action as we gather green people, businesses, societies and organizations from all over the world here to connect, share, and benefit.”

Kara is 3p's writer from New England. In her Newport, RI community, Kara is the organizer of Green Drinks Newport, is a member of Newport's Energy & Environment Commission, is a volunteer for the Neighborhood Energy Challenge, Norman Bird Sanctuary, and has also volunteered as a panelist for Rhode Island Farmways, speaking to farmers from around the state about how they can better market and promote their businesses. Beyond the moat that surrounds her island home, Kara has backpacked Mt. Washington in New Hampshire too many times to count and she hopes her next adventure will be to ski the gnarly Tuckerman's Ravine. Kara is a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, a graduate of the Colorado Outward Bound School and in real life, she is a public relations director who'd just plain like to see the world a greener place. Kara has been writing for since January 2005 and began writing for 3p in January 2010.

2 responses

  1. Everybody is trying to live greener these days, but it can be more expensive. That is why sites like these are really great – they give you the chance to save money while still being able to protect the environment.

    A great site to use to get the best deals and sales in your area from a variety of daily deal sites is They’ll email you daily with the best buys, ensuring you won’t miss out.

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