Sunlight Foundation anniversary

Sunlight Foundation anniversary

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Hey, the Sunlight Foundation, a major force for transparency in government, has their first anniversary, and has a lot to show for it.

These guys are doing a lot of heavy lifting.

disclosure: because of their successes, I joined their board

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Vivek Chandran

Hi Craig
I am a huge fan of craigslist and like it a lot for being informal and to-the-point.
I would like to discuss 2 issues: 1. the environment and 2. Enabling advertising on craigslist
Global warming and the environment are big issues these days. What is craigslist doing in these areas? I understand that this is not an area of competence for an IT company.
And that's where pt 2. comes in.
Why don't you enable advertising in say a few cities of craigslist .. let's say the most polluted ones like LA or Shanghai.. and use this money to fund environment projects in those regions?
As a loyal user I would still continue to use craigslist and funding the environment will definitely make the portal more popular.
Normal day to day folks .. do contribute to the environment in small doses or by using lesser resources. If I could contribute to the environment just by being a craigslist user that would be fantastic.
I'm sure you wouldn't like to change the craigslist culture of 'no advertising' based on this one note .. but the planet is definitely a much bigger and more important issue for all of us.
I would be interested in knowing your views on this.
Regards
Vivek

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