Did you know that an average American uses 150 gallons of water per day, while the average person in a developing country struggles to find 5? Or that in North America, fruits and vegetables travel an average of 1,500 miles before reaching your dinner table? Or that dryer lint makes a great campfire starter?
I didn't know any of these things till I loaded a nifty little free plug-in on my browser called DoGooder. And now, instead of seeing ads for cars, disposable diapers and prepackaged foods while I'm surfing the web, I'm learning a bunch of new facts about the world, getting great tips on being more green, and seeing ads for products that actually fit my lifestyle and interest in earth-friendly goods. Cool huh?
Just like regular banners and ads, you can click for more information about the product, fact or tip featured. If you want to see the regular ad that's beneath the DoGood ad, you can right click for a menu to choose to see regular ads. And of course you can disable the plugin at any time using the browser's Tools menu. DoGood ads load after the rest of the page has loaded, so your browser's performance isn't affected. And DoGood donates 50% of their profits to charity, green initiatives, and non-profit organizations. Again... cool huh?
The DoGooder plug-in can be downloaded from the DoGood website at http://dogoodhq.com/. I think it's definitely worth the few minutes to download and try it out. I know it has made surfing so much more enjoyable for me, because I am learning so many things, clicking on tips and ads that mean something to me, and helping out in my own little way. Now I actually look forward to seeing what ads come up on sites.
4 days ago