Surprising collaboration between two former competitors has created the largest green directory in North America as well as one of the most agile digital development partnerships focused on the environment.
Submitted by: 3rdWhale Mobile
Posted: Aug 04, 2009 – 05:15 PM EST
Aug. 04 /CSRwire/ - August 4 /CSRwire/ - GenGreen LLC, (www.GenGreenLife.com) and 3rdWhale Mobile, Inc., (www.3rdwhale.com) announced today the formation of an integrated strategic partnership between their two companies. The "Radical Collaboration" between the companies has resulted in 3rdWhale turning over ownership of its US database to GenGreen to manage and maintain. In return, GenGreen has suspended all internal mobile application work and named 3rdWhale as its exclusive mobile developer.
Since mid 2007, GenGreen and their network GenGreenLife.com have been creating, with partners such as Green America and National Geographic, the largest database of verified green businesses and organizations in the US. After integrating 3rdWhale's substantial database, the combined 60,000 entries will constitute the largest and most comprehensive such resource in North America.
"GenGreen is without doubt the undisputed leader in the green directory space," said Boyd Cohen, Founder & CEO of 3rdWhale. "Collaborating with them to combine their expertise with our mobile leadership yields a powerful force in the green digital revolution."
3rdWhale Mobile is the leading provider of mobile solutions to triple-bottom-line businesses and values-aligned NGO's, building applications across several platforms including iPhone, Blackberry, and Android. By handing over U.S. database responsibilities to GenGreen, 3rdWhale's team of mobile developers will now be able to more fully embrace its mission of "Mobilizing the Green Revolution," by working with businesses anxious to expand their reach using mobile platforms.
"Collaboration is the one and only way we will be able to make the kind of large scale impact necessary to change our environmental future" said Charisse McAuliffe, Founder & CEO of GenGreen. "The decision to partner with 3rdWhale, the leader in mobility and sustainability, is proving to be one of the smartest decisions we have made as a company".
At the end of August, GenGreen and 3rdWhale will be launching the first of many combined iPhone applications, Find Green, which will allow users to locate everything from the closest farmers market to electronics recycling drop off locations. The App will be available for download for $1.99. 3rdWhale will continue to offer its premium mobile app that will now contain the combined GenGreen/3rdWhale database as well as content from other partners including Mother Nature Network, CSRWire and Creative Citizen.
GenGreen is a Colorado-based company that works hard to make sustainable living easier for everyone. It is through the licensed distribution of their comprehensive database of green businesses within their syndication network, and with partners such as National Geographic, Gannet and 3rdWhale, that GenGreen is able to penetrate the masses with their message and do their part to mainstream the environmental movement. For more information, visit www.GenGreenLife.com
Vancouver-based 3rdWhale Mobile, is the leading provider of mobile solutions to triple-bottom-line businesses and values-aligned NGO's. 3rdWhale's mission is to utilize emerging mobile technologies to promote a more healthy, just and sustainable world. For more information, visit www.3rdwhale.com