3/16/09

Ship Together. Save Together.

Wouldn’t it be great if your time spent on Facebook could simultaneously save money and the environment?

Well, it’s possible thanks to Carnegie Mellon doctoral student, Ram Ravischandran. He developed a new Facebook app for online shoppers that reduces excess packaging and saves users money.

The app – ShipTogether.com – unites neighbors so they can easily reach the $25 minimum for free shipping at Amazon without making that extra, unnecessary purchase before check-out. It also cuts down on packaging materials, such as styrofoam peanuts, that ultimately end up in landfills.

Check out this innovative way to reduce your carbon footprint on Facebook or at shiptogether.com.

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