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In the community

Social and environmental responsibility not only shape our current practices—they impact the way we approach our future.

At eBay Inc., when we say we believe in making the world a better place, we believe it—and we actively work towards that goal every day. Whether that means facilitating the buying and selling of used goods, making payments without paper checks or mailed bills, or partnering with retailers who support green practices, our businesses empower people around the world to do more with less.

Here are some recent ways in which our community has been improving the place we all call home.

  • eBay Green Team – Green is the way to be, and the eBay Green Team encourages employees, consumers, and businesses to embrace their inner emerald
  • – The world’s first online marketplace dedicated solely to People Positive and Eco Positive sellers and goods
  • eBay Giving Works – Giving Works allows eBay buyers and sellers to rally around causes they care about
  • MicroPlace – A social business aimed at alleviating global poverty by offering investments that enable loans to the world’s working poor
  • PayPal Nonprofits – Helping nonprofits fundraise in a greener, more efficient way
  • eBay Foundation – Contributing to the economic and social well-being of communities through charitable giving and volunteerism

In the News

An Investment In Innovation

eBay Foundation awards $250,000 to five winners of its social entrepreneurship competition.

Patagonia Launches Eco-Friendly Store On eBay

eBay and Patagonia team up to encourage the buying and selling of Patagonia’s pre-owned clothes and gear by customers.

The eBay Box Wins Design Honors

With its sustainable design and fun, participatory message, the eBay Box wowed creative industry jurors.

Fun Facts

  • Every 18 seconds, a charitable donation is made on eBay.
  • More than $100 billion worth of used, refurbished, or pre-owned goods have been sold on eBay.
  • Buying used laptops on eBay saved 96,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2008 alone.