Posts Tagged ‘progress’

borrow, swap, rent ..

July 8, 2012

Borrow, swap, rent .. how to avoid buying nearly everything. Great article in today’s Mail On Sunday featuring

Full article here.


congratulations to us !

March 29, 2012

We’re absolutely delighted to announce that Ecomodo has been selected as one of the recipients of the Innovation in Giving Fund. Launched in September 2011 by Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society and supported by The Cabinet Office and NESTA, the £10million Innovation in Giving Fund aims to find and back innovative ideas for increasing volunteering and charitable giving. Over 430 applications for funding were received and 62 were shortlisted to pitch their ideas to a selection panel between December 2011 and March 2012.

Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society, said: ‘We want to connect more people with the power to make a positive difference.  Through this Fund we want to back brilliant new ideas that can help make that happen.’

Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive of NESTA, says:  ‘We are at a tipping point where new technologies are providing exciting new platforms to radically change the way we give, volunteer and share.’

For us at Ecomodo, we see this as a fantastic opportunity to take a giant leap forward to improve and evolve our platform for lending and borrowing. We have been awarded £50,000 to increase growth and engagement through a number of activities including: enhancement and development of our service experience; building new ways to connect to and use Ecomodo; and support for the exploration and co-creation of new initiatives focused around specific channels.

More information on the Cabinet Office’s Innovation in Giving Fund, managed by Nesta.

Watch our pitch to NESTA on Vimeo

ecomodo named green game changer ..

November 7, 2011

As part of their 50th anniversary, the WWF have highlighted 50 ‘green game-changers’ – a selection of business examples from around the world where businesses and entrepreneurs have used environmental challenges as a catalyst for innovation. And Ecomodo is very excited and proud to have been named a Green Game-Changer!

Their new report shows innovative ways to reduce the use of raw materials, restore natural resources and upscale renewable energy to stimulate new thinking to transform business for good and drive a greener economy.

Read the WWF’s Green Game Changer report here.

finger’s crossed for next week ..

November 25, 2010

Woo-hoo!! Ecomodo has been shortlisted for ‘The Best use of Online Media’ Green Award and the winner is to be announced at a Gala Ceremony held next week at the Natural History Museum, London.

Launched in 2006 to critical acclaim, The Green Awards were set up to recognise and reward creative work that communicates the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility, sustainable development and ethical best practice in any sector and across any marketing discipline.

We are going up against some stiff competition from Sainsbury’s and Cape Farewell as well as some friends from The London Borough of Brent and the GLA.

During the ceremony, Sir David Attenborough CBE will be awarded the inaugural green ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for his committed efforts to broaden public understanding of environmental issues. Meeting Sir David Attenborough would be an award in itself so it would be absolutely awesome if we come home with a Green Award too.

Click here to find the Shortlist for The Green Awards 2010 – oh and please wish us luck!!

ecomodo wins a green apple award ..

November 16, 2010

Yesterday at the Houses of Parliament, Ecomodo was awarded the prestigious ‘Green Apple Bronze Award’ for Best Environmental Practice in the Community.

Presented, this year, by Raleigh Addington, Operations Director for the charitable organisation ‘Tickets For Troops‘, Meriel and I felt very privileged to collect the award on behalf of our team and for Ecomodo to be recognised so early on for its achievements. We hope this is a great sign of great things to come.

From over 500 nominations, Ecomodo was selected for the award, alongside other diverse projects from large organisations in both public and private sector to small community projects and everything in between. The assortment of projects was overwhelming but all had one thing in common: to help do their bit for a greener tomorrow.

For 16 years, the International Green Apple Environment Awards have been run by The Green Organisation – an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world. The Green Organisation is funded by membership and sponsorship, with valuable support from the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, the Municipal Journal and several other professional bodies.

To see photos of the event check out our facebook page.

drum roll please ..

April 15, 2010

An LCD Projector was successfully borrowed and returned today to the Lender who is raising money for a new lounge. Our first lend has gone off without a hitch.

one hundred

April 3, 2010

100 (one hundred) can mean many things: 100%, 100 club, 100 years war, the sum of the first nine prime numbers, the atomic number of fermium, Haircut 100, or just plain old C. But today for us it means 100 members : )

horray .. we’re live !

April 1, 2010

Today is a red-letter day. Ecomodo has gone live. So here’s a little bit about what we’re about the marketplace of good returns

Ecomodo is an online service that enables people to lend and borrow each other’s everyday objects, skills and spaces with confidence. They can do this for free, for a fee or for charity. Ecomodo facilitates the transaction to make good returns for all.

Ecomodo enriches a local community by enabling people to ..

  • Make and save money : Earn money by lending the assets already owned. Save hard earned cash by borrowing the things not needed often.
  • Do a good turn : Donate proceeds to a favourite good cause or simply help the people around by sharing assets.
  • Lend and borrow confidently : Control who can borrow items by joining or creating trusted lending circles. Choose insurance or deposits for extra peace of mind.
  • Live a richer life : Gain access to the things needed to follow dreams, pursue interests and do the boring jobs more quickly.
  • Be green : Reduce collective effect on the environment by pooling resources.

Join the marketplace of good returns at

Invite people and pool your resources ..

Get the most out of Ecomodo by pooling your assets. Create a circle for your street, village, town, workplace, charity, club, school, PTA, university, faith centre, hospital, coffee shop, interest group, local action group or evenwith the people you meet whilst walking your dog! Use your circles of trust to control who can borrow your items. Find out more about circles ..

Register your charity or good cause  ..

If you run a charity or not-for profit group, register it as a good cause on Ecomodo to let our members donate their earnings to you. Create a circle to promote your good cause and help your staff, volunteers and members by pooling the assets they have. Register your good cause for free.

So, whether you are an individual, charity, community group, school, or any other public or private organization find out how you can get involved.

Not sure what to lend ? Get inspired |  Need to borrow something ? Post a wanted ad |  Learn more about ecomodo

Help us spread the word ..

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