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Aug. 27, 2014 10:57 am

Milkcrate Philly Team Launches its App — a Directory of Sustainable Philly Businesses

Philadelphia is filled with sustainable businesses–from grocery stores and restaurants to thrift shops and cleaning services–but there’s not necessarily an easy way to find them. Morgan Berman’s project, Milkcrate Philly, is a web application that aims to connect consumers with this growing sector. It’s essentially a “green Yelp,” as Berman often says when promoting the app, designed […]

Philadelphia is filled with sustainable businesses–from grocery stores and restaurants to thrift shops and cleaning services–but there’s not necessarily an easy way to find them. Morgan Berman’s project, Milkcrate Philly, is a web application that aims to connect consumers with this growing sector.

It’s essentially a “green Yelp,” as Berman often says when promoting the app, designed to help consumers locate sustainable businesses in 20 different categories.

The app has launched in the Google Play store and is available via a mobile browser (the team’s website says an iOS version is coming soon). Learn more details about how the app will function in Generocity.org’s story from March.

In addition, the Milkcrate team also launched an online campaign via Indiegogo to help support the creation of the next version of the app, which will include Premium Member Accounts, special discount offers and more search features.

MilkCrate’s crowdfunding goal is $20,000. Perks for the campaign include brunch for two at Russet, cups of coffee at Bodhi Coffee, discounts on solar installations from Solar States and more.

“We wanted to tie in all these local businesses that we’re going to have in our database,” said Caitlin Honan, media manager for MilkCrate.

“Since we don’t have a tangible product we can pre-sell, our whole strategy was about incorporating the businesses and their products,” added Berman.

Learn more about the app at milkcratephilly.com and by watching the video below:

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