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Introducing the New Green.eBay!

Introducing the New Green.eBay!
Following a series of new and exciting projects for the eBay Green Team — from the launch of our Common Threads partnership with Patagonia to the expansion of Instant Sale to Germany and Canada — we couldn’t be more thrilled about the year we’ve had. And 2012 promises even more! In fact, we’re starting the new year with a bang: launching this week, a new and improved destination for all things green at eBay. 
The next iteration of Green.eBay.com aims to be a first-of-its-kind site that combines community-generated content, green products and projects, and news about hot-off-the-press programs and partnerships — all designed to help you live a greener lifestyle on a leaner budget. It’s our first attempt at fusing our old sites—the content-focused eBay Green Team site and the shopping-focused green.eBay.com—into one comprehensive, informative, and idea-rich experience. 
But don’t just take our word for it. Click around and let us know what you think. Start by checking out these cool features:
Sharper category focus: We listened to you, as well as our colleagues here at eBay, and came up with the new product categories you see at the top of the buy tab. We are doubling down on popular eBay categories like fashion, consumer electronics, and home & garden, and layering in a few pages for moms and parents, since we know healthy kids and babies are a priority for our Green Team-ers. Like what you see? Is there a category you’d like to see added? Tell us! We’re always happy to hear from you, so write us at greenteam@ebay.com
Member-driven content: That means you! Leave your mark by recommending greener alternatives, sharing your favorite green eBay picks in your own custom-designed eco-shopping list, or suggesting tips and tricks for others to try. You can start posting today. 
Seller resources: We want to make it as easy as possible for you to sell what you have and give it a new life on eBay. Check the sell tab frequently for the latest tips, links and resources, and featured programs that can help you get started or take your sales to the next level. And we’ll continue to profile our green sellers here—maybe you’ll be next! 
Guest bloggers galore: Starting with Brad Berman, our new eco-driving expert, and Zem Joaquin, goddess of all things ecofabulous, we will be bringing new green voices into the fold in 2012. Make sure to let us know who else you would like to hear from. 
New program announcements: Our blog, Green Team Talks, will continue to break news about new initiatives and share the latest developments in existing projects, like our Patagonia partnership and our Instant Sale and eBay Box programs. Think of it as a virtual innovation sandbox – and make sure to follow our RSS feed so you are the first to hear the news! 
A peek behind the curtain: For the first time, we’re compiling all of our green programs, policies, credentials and progress all in one central place. The new Green at eBay section of the site is our most comprehensive rundown to date of all our work making eBay a greener place. Come take a tour and see what we’ve been up to! 
The new site was created with the goal of becoming a resource center, a community hub, and, of course, a marketplace, for our over 300,000 Green Team members—and eBay-ers of all shades of green. Our hope is that the new Green.eBay will become a place that you regularly visit for lifestyle inspiration, and where you can share your favorite green ideas, projects, and products with others like you. 
As with all of our programs, it’s the next step in a long journey. Your feedback is important as we continue to build and grow the site and the programs that get featured on it, so drop us a line at greenteam@ebay.com, comment on our blog posts or Facebook page, or send us a note via Twitter. We can’t wait to hear from you!
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  • By ceilingfanpulls on Apr 24, 2012 at 8:08am

    Too bad their new policy downgrading their sellers who don't turn items around within one day of order will result in the consumption of more fuel in trips to post offices and also a penalization of their disabled and part-time sellers who need the time to get orders out. I have lost years of work because of this as I can no longer compete in their market place as a low volume seller of quality hand made items. Despite years of work and 100% feedback, they don't want me any more in order to serve their stockholders and people in need of "instant gratification."

  • By solarjpods on Apr 14, 2012 at 11:39am

    Call for Performance Standards in transportation: Privately financed, exceed 120 passenger-mile per gallon, safer than highways. Morgantown's PRT network has delivered 110 million oil-free, injury-free passenger miles. See JPods and ET3 examples.

  • By nowandthenessentials2007 on Apr 03, 2012 at 7:51pm

    Refurbish clothing you don't wear to make it into trendy and usable item instead of hanging and collecting dust or donate to someone that needs your goods more than you.

  • By crispinv on Mar 19, 2012 at 7:20am

    I believe in good stewarship of the forest and renewable products and resources.

  • By luckylindylinda on Mar 15, 2012 at 9:12pm

    I beileve in saving Planet Earth and having Earth friendly and Animal friendly items

  • By ronaldprivateeye on Mar 15, 2012 at 12:20am

    Green power is important for our future. and at the same time important savings in our pocket book.

  • By miralem1985 on Mar 08, 2012 at 1:35pm


  • By silliusmillius53 on Jan 29, 2012 at 7:28am

    I want to help stop rhino poaching. I have a photographic image of two rhino printed onto canvas and want to auction it to raise funds for conservation efrforts. Would this be an appropriate forum? (Sorry for the intrusion if it isn't.)

  • By rosalie4u on Jan 28, 2012 at 8:42am

    I have been putting items on Freecycle (thru Yahoo Groups) so that instead of items winding up filling up the landfills, they can be used by others who can make use of them. This includes boxes, chairs, clothes, computer monitors, etc.

  • By mikie0627 on Jan 27, 2012 at 10:28pm

    For years my family have been reuse shopping bags for holding garbages or recycle them at local grocers.We do seperate what ever our local does recyle out from our garbages.Our garbages look much smaller.

  • By fox514 on Jan 27, 2012 at 6:21pm

    I usually try to reuse or repurpose items. I already have an almost totally green home (solar and wind only, all led or CFL bulbs, all energy efficient appliances, recycled materials). We have a sustainable farm and use old tires as a windbreak.

  • By betsmom10 on Jan 23, 2012 at 3:10pm

    everyone go green!

  • By gzdl on Jan 23, 2012 at 10:45am

    Love this! I agree that reusing packing material is a great way to recycle. Love the green lists too! I love my Envirosax that I bought on Ebay. They are so small that I can fit 5 in my small purse and they hold a ton!

  • By georgiatreasurers on Jan 20, 2012 at 11:38pm

    Awesome news about going green! I reuse any and all boxes and packing materials that I have around my house. Would love to take part in any pilot programs you have upcoming. Thanks so much and LOVE the world of good ebay site too. Very very cool.

  • By flitterbyesnursery on Jan 20, 2012 at 9:12am

    This is an exciting new beginning for ebay. I look forward to selling and buying green and look forward to reading about more green ideas for the home and communities. Congrats.

  • By niuhuskie1121 on Jan 19, 2012 at 3:29pm

    Site looks amazing and really user friendly, congrats!

  • By spitfyr323 on Jan 19, 2012 at 3:08pm

    Kudos to you guys, this is awesome!

  • By hdbabe50 on Jan 19, 2012 at 2:34pm

    We needed this! Great job everyone!

  • By zinnia1971__ on Jan 18, 2012 at 11:00pm

    Good work, everyone!

  • By zinnia1971__ on Jan 18, 2012 at 11:00pm

    This makes me *green* with envy! XD

  • By tim0th3us on Jan 18, 2012 at 11:00pm

    It's great to see this site go live!!