There’s an App for That! (Clean water that is.)

REI is one of our favorite partners. They support San Diego Coastkeeper’s education and outreach work. And now they’ve come up with a fun way to make your social network work for you and your clean water.

Starting now (right now!) every time someone “checks in” at REI on their smart phone, REI will donate a buck to San Diego Coastkeeper. You can check in once a day every day and REI will donate up to $100,000 to charities across the nation.

Here’s how you do it:

  • Open the Facebook Deals app on your phone (you’ll also be able to check for discounts in your neighborhood when you check in…here’s the Facebook explanation of how to get Facebook Deals app
  • On your personal profile page touch the location icon next to the “what’s on your mind?” field.  The location icon is shaped like a tear drop.
  • The screen will show a list of nearby locations. Select the REI location where you want to check-in.
  • You’re checked-in, and REI donated $1 to clean water in San Diego!

$100,000 – That’s a year of clean beaches, two years of Kindergarteners learning about clean water or five years of lab supplies for water quality tests. And all you have to do is get the app and check in.

So download the Facebook Deals app, check in at REI stores in San Diego, Chula Vista or Encinitas every day and help us keep San Diego’s inland and coastal waters clean!