MyRoundUp was founded on a simple idea; If millions of people contribute just a few cents a day, we can collectively make a huge impact. - Aaron Lowe, MyRoundUp Founder
San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 22, 2016
Expanding upon the existing MyRoundUp technology, 1% for the Planet and MyRoundUp have developed and launched a custom mobile app (Android & iOS) wherein users can support 1% for the Planet’s mission with every swipe of their debit or credit card.
Freely download the RoundUp to 1% for the Planet app, link a debit or credit card with a simple signup using your online banking credentials - and DONE. The app automatically rounds up everyday transactions to the nearest dollar, donating your spare change to 1% for the Planet. Shop like normal, and anytime the card connected to RoundUp to 1% for the Planet is used, the roundups auto-donate. Current bank partners include Citi, US Bank, USAA, Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Navy Federal, SunTrust and Silicon Valley Bank. Many more banks will be added soon.
Founder of MyRoundUp, Aaron Lowe says, "MyRoundUp was founded on a simple idea; If millions of people contribute just a few cents a day, we can collectively make a huge impact. 1% for the Planet already unites businesses across the world in supporting the planet, and our hopes are that the RoundUp to 1% for the Planet app will help recruit individuals to also join the movement.”
“We’re thrilled to welcome individuals into our network with this opportunity to make every purchase a chance to pay it forward for our planet. We believe that all together – businesses, nonprofits, and individuals – we can create real and lasting change for our planet.” says Kate Williams, 1% for the Planet CEO.
The originator of the use of an app as a “passive philanthropy” tool, MyRoundUp hopes the ease of rounding up through RoundUp to 1% for the Planet, will enable anyone, including the busy millennial, to effortlessly donate, without having to change their existing lifestyle. Sign up once, then engage as much or as little as you want with the app - resting easy knowing every purchase, you’re giving a little back in the name of supporting the environment.
By 2017, millennials (25% of the population) will have the largest spending power in the US, and while they want to give back, they'd rather not wait until retirement to be able to afford supporting causes they believe in. “We see a world in which every purchase, everywhere, rounds up a few cents to causes in need,” says Founder Aaron Lowe. “Additionally, with 14% of all donations being made on mobile devices in 2015, we believe a mobile app is the ideal way to drive the roundup movement.”
When people start seeing just how much their collective spare change adds up, MyRoundUp believes a roundup movement will organically transpire. The world is full of good people, and MyRoundUp's goal is to empower them to give back to the causes they care about, every single day.
About 1% for the Planet:
1% for the Planet is a global organization, leading a committed network of people working together for a healthy planet. Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, former owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, our network consists of more than 1,100 member companies and thousands of approved nonprofit partners in more than 40 countries. Brands whose products and services feature the 1% for the Planet logo give 1% of sales annually to nonprofit organizations dedicated to addressing the most pressing environmental issues. Our members have invested more than $150 million in our planet since 2002.