Congratulations to our friends at Zerofootprint

January 4, 2008


It’s been a little while since we’ve written any posts in our green office category. Last year, you might recall we offset the environmental impact of FreshBooks with the help of the folks at Zerofootprint; we’ll be doing it again shortly for 2007.

Zerofootprint calculates your “carbon footprint” on the environment, and then allows you to purchase carbon credits to offset your emissions. The funds from these credits are used to plant trees in British Columbia.

The news today is that Zerofootprint has been selected as a finalist over at the Crunches web awards, in the category of the website “most likely to make the world a better place.”

The other worthy finalists are:

  • the Causes application for Facebook, which allows you to collect charitable donations via your profile page;
  • DonorsChoose, a website where teachers pitch their funding needs and donors decide which projects they’d like to support;
  • Kiva, helping disadvantaged entrepreneurs in developing countries raise startup funds for their businesses; and
  • One Laptop per Child, who aim to blanket the third world with cheap, rugged, Internet-connected machines.

You can vote for Zerofootprint, or any of the other finalists, at the website for the Crunchies.

Congratulations to our friends at Zerofootprint, a fine Toronto-based company doing great things.


about the author

Co-Founder & CEO, FreshBooks Mike is the co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, the world’s #1 cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals. Built in 2003 after he accidentally saved over an invoice, Mike spent 3.5 years growing FreshBooks from his parents’ basement. Since then, over 10 million people have used FreshBooks to save time billing, and collect billions of dollars. A lover of the outdoors, Mike has been bitten so many times it’s rumoured he’s the first human to have developed immunity to mosquitoes.