Morgan Berman ’14 started My Milkcrate to help people find local, sustainable businesses as her capstone project while earning her M.S. in Sustainable Design, Philadelphia magazine reported Dec. 9.
The Milkcrate app, basically a Yelp for green living, is now live in Philadelphia, Boston, Denver and Asheville, N.C., and will soon launch in Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and San Diego. Berman said tens of thousands of people are using the app, which is free to download. There are 1,500 listings in Philadelphia alone.
“I think a lot of us feel hopeless about things that we cannot control, like gun violence or poverty,” Berman told the magazine. “But when it comes to the local economy, sustainability, pollution and urban life, that’s something that we can all take direct actions in everyday. We want to empower people to act on that sense of hope and optimism to make the kind of changes they want to see.”