Today we rolled out couple of new features on our website.  In the project listing page, the Instant Filter feature allows the user to quickly pick out projects. We believe this feature will really simplify the project selection process and it will be a favorite feature for our users.

We are also introducing Jolkona Badges which can be embedded in a website/blog. Today we are making two sets of badges available – simple and project badges. The simple badges link to our website homepage. The project badges can be used to point to specific project pages. We encourage folks to try out the badges and stick them on as many places as possible.

In the last few days, we have rolled out few new features including the Carbon Calculator. Let us know what you think about these features or any other aspect of Jolkona Foundation.

It has been about 3 months since we launched the website. It is a good time to look back and see what we have accomplished in that period.
  • We were able to raise $1800+ for our partners. 
  • Our website launched with only 4 projects and now we list more than 30 projects in over 20 countries.
  • We have added the quick filter to enable a user to quickly find a project of their choice.
  • We have projects in every one of our 5 categories.
In the coming months, we will continue to add more innovative projects and add more features to the website. We will continue to provide status updates through this blog.

Jolkona Foundation believes in the importance of protecting our environment and we are actively seeking out partners who are also committed to safeguarding our environment.  Few of these partners are involved with our forests – planting new trees and fighting deforestation.  While they have very compelling projects, these partners initially posed an interesting challenge to us and the challenge was how to show proof for gifts made to those projects. Jolkona Green Credit was created to address this challenge.

So, how did we come up with Jolkona Green Credit? Let’s go back to a core goal of Jolkona Foundation – show proof for every donation. But that is difficult when dealing with trees. For example, taking a photo of every tree does not scale well. Also, measuring the growth of every tree, while it might be useful to the grounds people, would not be very attractive to the donor. To address this issue, we developed a point system called Jolkona Green Credits. Our users can give to the environment projects (with gift options as low as $5) and in return they will receive a certain number of credits valid for 1 year.

Along with the Jolkona Green Credits, we are introducing our Carbon Calculator to help our users get an estimate of their carbon footprint. The calculator also lets the user know how many Jolkona Green Credits are needed to offset their carbon footprint.

You can find out more about the Jolkona Green Credits and our carbon calculator in the FAQ section. We encourage you to try out the calculator today and start giving to our environment projects.  Together, we can make the world a Greener Place!