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Get Coupons for Your Green Actions

Last year, Whole Planet Foundation set out on a journey to explore the world of iPhone apps and figure out how we could create one to support our Foundation. The result of that journey? The “Make Change. Not Waste.” mobile iPhone application!

Download the app and you’ll be rewarded with Whole Foods Market® exclusive coupons when you take action towards a green lifestyle. At the same time this app is designed to help raise awareness and funds for poverty alleviation – the main mission of Whole Planet Foundation.

Collect badges by tracking your actions that support the environment or microcredit; simple actions like recycling, using a reusable bag, biking to work and reading the books The Whole Earth Discipline by Stewart Brand and Banker to the Poor by Muhammad Yunus.

Completing ten green actions will unlock a coupon from a leading green brand, including: BlueAvocado, Nature’s Path, Alexia Foods, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, Stonyfield Organic, Frontier Co-op and Organic Valley.

 

Want to take your green actions even further? You can donate a percentage of the coupon value back to Whole Planet Foundation in lieu of receiving the coupon.  When you do so, you’ll be able to learn more about 15 of the projects that we support and the microcredit clients and communities who benefit from the donation.

Since Whole Foods Market covers the operating costs of Whole Planet Foundation, 100% of funds raised through the app will fund microcredit projects around the globe! We are so excited about this app and it’s all a result of our great partnership with BlueAvocado, six Whole Foods Market® suppliers and the creative talents of TKO Advertising and Atomic Axis.

In fact, BlueAvocado, a company known for their fashion-forward reusable shopping bag, tracks its own eco-impact annually and in 2011 alone, they helped shoppers avoid 46 million disposable bags, upcycled more than 805,000 plastic bottles and helped to fund more than 150 microloans through their generous contributions to Whole Planet Foundation. Our sincerest thanks to them and all the suppliers who helped us make this app a reality.

Download “Make Change. Not Waste.” from the Apple iTunes store today! What is the first green action you’ll take?

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Katheryn says …

Great idea! Please add an Android option.

Peggy says …

Another passenger on the Droid train here. You are missing out on a huge market. Hopefully soon.

Gayle says …

Just got mine for the iphone! Can't wait to get started. Thanks again WHF

Mark S says …

I too join in in clamoring for an Android app!

susan says …

Would use it on Android also!

Joanna says …

Android apps too please!!!

Molly says …

how exciting! i love that the value of the coupon can go to whole planet!

melissa says …

Yes please come out with an android app the app sounds amazing

Jennifer says …

Just downloaded and am excited to get started!

Kati says …

Also hoping for an Android app - what a great program!

Heather says …

Any chance there will be an Android app available ? Love this!

Rita says …

Love this program. I would also love an app for Android.

Anna says …

I am on board with the android requests. Please do!

Jessie says …

I would actually love to use this program too, but am unwilling to get a smart phone to do so. Could you please make this program available to the one in a thousand people like myself that do not have any type of smart phone please??? That would be lovely :) Also, last time I heard, iPhones were bad for the environment...just sayin...

Miriam says …

An app for the Blackberry would be great and useful as well... I would love to be able to use this!

Ingrid says …

Android please!!

Melissa says …

Love this app, but I was surprised that the coupons were not mobile coupons. Seems kinda funny that an app that encourages us to make green choice would issue a coupon that has to be printed.

shaune mulhern says …

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annie madi says …

be green is the best find ever

Amit Joshi says …

Please make an Android app and make it so we can use the coupons direct from our phone. Android is by far the most popular smartphone OS.

Manda says …

Need this to be compatible for Android!

Michelle Hill says …

Need that android app please

Astrid @healYOUnaturally.com says …

I would like to join those asking for the Android app. What is the latest on that? Thanks WF's :)

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@ASTRID - The Whole Planet team definitely plans on releasing an Android version. They are limited with their resources since they are a non-profit but we'll announce whenever it happens!

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