Some Good News And What To Look Forward To

The public liked the green wall. Surveys are going to be conducting soon. And as always, our Facebook page is growing.

Welcome back!

     We are excited to report that attention to our project is starting to climb! Not only did we go from 60 likes on Facebook to over 150 in one week, but we were also featured in a brief story by WindsoriteDOTca. WindsoriteDOTca is a local online news source and it is an honor to be posted about by them. We have been motivated to seek more media attention and we are actively seeking the opportunity to get the word out that we are conducting research on Windsor’s opinion and are contacting various communication mediums such as newspapers, local magazines and radio. So tune in you might hear about us soon.

     We have been working on several smaller aspects of our project. We have created posters that provide an instant link to our page with a scan-able QR code for smart phones, as well as the link to our page that can be pulled off the poster and taken with you. We plan on posting them around the university campus over the weekend, as well as downtown. The surveys we created are designed to gain insight into the current status of our downtown, and how it is being used by the public right now, we are just waiting on approval from our ethics board to proceed with their use in our project. We have began pulling popular ideas from our Facebook feedback and inputting them into a statistical framework, as well as recording the information we have received through our individual, one on one interaction with people in the downtown area. We have ordered our W.D.W.W.? (What Does Windsor Want?) Green Corridor silicon wristbands and they should be available for distribution by next week, we are just waiting for them to get here! The wristbands are our thanks for your participation so look for us if you would like one.

As you can see it has been a very busy week for us behind the scenes!
Come back soon or visit our Facebook page, it is beginning to show exciting times to come!

Team Windsor Revivers.

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The Exciting Days Are Coming

Welcome Back!
     Team Windsor revivers here with more good news this week! At the beginning of this week we had the pleasure of welcoming in a new team member to our group. His name is Aftad Ahmed, a 4th year student in Liberal Arts. We are happy to include him and are excited about what he has to offer in support to our project.

     This week has been rather productive for us! We have recently ordered the silicon wristbands we were contemplating last week, as well as submitted our survey for review and approval. The bracelets will be available for distribution by next week. These wristbands will be given as gifts as a thank you to the public who participate in our surveys and on spot interviews. Our group members have been working on making the contacts we will need for larger advertisements. As well, we have finalized some of our smaller campaign ideas that will begin making their appearance next week. We now have a QR code available for our Facebook page and will be making posters that will feature this. The QR code makes access to our Facebook page available on smart phones with a click of a button!

     Our main source for feedback, so far, is our Facebook page. At the time of writing this, we have 62 likes and counting.
We were very pleased to see a steady climb in the people reached all week. We began this week at 25 likes so we are gaining more and more support as we go. There have been many comments on the pictures we have and we have been working tirelessly to keep improving the page. The amount of feedback so far has been enough to start the comparative analysis as planned.
Salman will be gaining the assistance of Aftad in this regard and they will be working on it Saturday this week. Mandy and Khaldoun will be responsible for a big portion of the advertising campaign by finding and inviting key and influential people in the community to our Facebook page over the weekend. This is an intrigal part of our project in an attempt to further our audience and gain support for our cause. Simon has been working individually on his city research portion. So far he is comparing other successful cities with Windsor in order to bring new ideas to the table and lend either support to or debunk possibilities for implementation. Things are running smoothly and our members are working together at every step to insure that all aspects of this project are being maintained.

Click Here for our Facebook page → https://www.facebook.com/WhatDoesWIndsorWant
OR
Scan the Qr code above.

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And The Next Step Is….

 

Khaldoun: “Look at this! All the way that way…”
Simon: “AND all the way this way…”
Both: “there is nothing! it’s empty!”
*shaking their heads*
(Picture taken: Pelissier Ave, Windsor, Ontario.)

 

Hey there!

   Thanks for coming back to check our progress! Windsor Revivers here with some very exciting news to share!!! As you may know from our last post we had some narrowing down to do, and we have been working quite tirelessly to present to you, in this week’s blog, what we have decided so far. Our group has met several times this week in order to come up with a more precise picture of  what we wish to achieve. We have scratched out some ideas to make room for new ones as well as “almost” decided which particular street we want to place focus on. But this of course, depends mainly on you. That’s right you… your opinion anyways.

   What we mean by that is our group has decided to take a more proactive approach to find out what appeals to this great city. We decided that this group’s project is going to be all about the public opinion. We removed the idea of bike safety from our agenda because if Windsor wants bike safety they will tell us they do. We want you to know that we plan on making a big deal about this in order to gain as much public input as possible. So keep an eye out for the following ways to contact us with your opinion:

  1. Take a look at our Facebook page that will be up and running in its early stage by Sunday September 30th, 2012.
  2. We will be finished a rough draft of our survey by next week
  3. Look for us the next time you are downtown… we might just be those people who stop you for a chat!

Ok, well that’s it for now here is our link for the Facebook page, check it out:

https://www.facebook.com/WhatDoesWIndsorWant?fref=ts

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Media Team Makes Progress

Since last class the #MediaTeam has made a lot of progress. On Tuesday, we discussed some tasks that needed to be focused on in order to execute great results. The group then went on to form a Facebook page with an event titled “We Like You, You Like Us”.This is a way to spread awareness and engage our audience.

The “We Like You, You Like Us”, event page on Facebook

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New “Likes”, on Facebook.

We managed to track our progress using a feature on the Facebook page which tracks our progress since the Winter 2011 semester. The Facebook statistics show that we are reaching a demographic of mostly females who range from ages 18-24. We have also reached people within the community as well as across Canada and outside of Canada.

Target Audience and other demographics.

In terms of social networking we’ve been live tweeting and have organized a tweeting schedule. We have members tweeting 10-15 times each. We have set goals to reach higher numbers of followers on twitter and plan to tweet over 1,000 times by the end of the semester.

The Media team has increased its follower numbers.

Every Media Team member is pleased with the work that each member has contributed so far. As a collective group we hope to reach a larger audience on a national level and continue to educate others about the Green Corridor.

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Guess who’s back?!

by Kaitlyn Quigley, pictures by Kristen Mastrodicasa

Brewing up some media/promotion related ideas through our mind map.

Kaitlyn and Catrina turning ideas into sharpie marks.

Hello and welcome to a new chapter in the Green Corridor!

We are the media group for the 2011 Intersummer course composed of students from all spectrums of the academic community. After hours of collaboration we have come up with our most important issues to take on. Our overall goal is to chronicle all of the projects occurring in the Green Corridor. We will accomplish this by using various social media (Facebook, Twitter, and this blog) to track our progress. Also, by planning community events, we will allow for the residents of Windsor to become involved with our mission!

Get ready for two events happening this month! We’ll keep you posted on what’s going on so stay tuned!

–Media Team

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Rethinking a Green Gazebo

The Green Furniture group got together and decided to take the idea of green furniture into another dimension: a green gazebo. By altering the definition of ‘furniture’ as something that can only be utilized by a few, a gazebo is more inviting because it’s outside and available to everyone. We decided the best location for the gazebo would be on the vacant land at the Ecohouse. By locating it there, it would be a focal point where people can sit and enjoy all the hard work of the Wildflower Group. We decided that for this project to be ‘green’ we would need to use recycled material. We planned to make trips around town on garbage nights to collect items. We’ll also contact Waste Management for permission to collect waste from their premises. We thought that making a Facebook group would get the community involved by getting them to donate material for our project. The Facebook group would also create awareness for our project. The one thing we hoped to achieve was to create beauty/art by utilizing recycled resources. So we laid-out a plan and got to work.

Imagine this done in recycled materials...

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