Google Checkout Blog

Taking action and going green

Monday, October 15, 2007

Today is Blog Action Day. Thousands of blogs worldwide are posting news about how individuals and organizations are helping the environment in all kinds of ways. We thought this would be a great time to let you know about some of the ways in which Google Checkout is playing a role in the important work that many of these organizations do.

Renewable Choice Energy is an example of an innovative organization that is coming up with new and interesting ways to help the environment. People can buy wind power credits using Google Checkout, offsetting the energy that is used with an investment in environmentally friendly wind power. With each Wind Power Card purchase, Renewable Choice Energy is working towards decreasing our dependency upon fossil fuels.

We also just launched an easy way for all U.S. non-profits, including environmental organizations, to collect donations from their supporters. With Google Checkout for Non-Profits, IRS-certified 501(c)(3)s) receive the full amount of the donation, with no transaction processing fees. Organizations can leverage YouTube's non-profit channel to engage supporters and offer people a fast and easy way to make a contribution with Google Checkout.