The Green Corridor – Open House
Congratulations to all the teams on their wonderful presentations. We had a total of over 40 people that attended our Open House event from team members to parents to future students. The refreshments were full of colorful options from cheese and crackers to fruit and of course our famous lime punch. We had some treats from the ‘Fill a bag for a Donation’ Event, to showcase the delicacies that we had offered to our supporters.
Thank you to everyone that supported the Green Corridor events, the money we raised will be going to fund the new and exciting projects that the Green Corridor will be presenting soon.
Have a wonderful summer – team! Good luck to the new students of the Green Corridor!
Remember to be creative, have fun with what you do, and enjoy the time you have with your teammates. This is something that you will never forget.
GO GREEN CORRIDOR!!
The Fundraising Team
Fill a bag for a donation- Part 2
The Fundraising Team accomplished another awesome fundraiser on Monday, April 4th from 8 am to 5:30 pm at the CAW Center. We handed out information about the Green Corridor course and our famous seed cards, made contacts within the University of Windsor, signed people up to the mailing list, and invited future students and staff to the class presentations on April 5th.
Again, with much hard work, the event was a success. This time, our profits were $543.32. Our business model still stayed the same – “Fill a bag for a donation”, and this allowed us to connect with a greater number of people.
In fact, we had some free advertisement for the event – a member of CJAM stopped by early in the morning, and then announced on the air that the most impressive event he’s seen was going on in the CAW all day. Additionally, another early patron posted pictures he took of our table on his Facebook, generating some traffic later in the afternoon. Clearly our event was impressive enough to gain some attention from others, and we’re so grateful for the additional promotion.
The Green Corriodor with The Fools for Health ( Clown-Doctor Program)
Again, there were many, many goodies to be had, with a final count below:
- 109 popcorn balls, covered in caramel
- 100 ice cream cupcakes
- 196 traditional cupcakes
- 94 brownies
- 75 crispy treats
- 46 muffins
- 36 cinnamon buns
- 50 chocolate covered marshmallows
- 45 plain marshmallows
- 20 green chocolate covered marshmallows
- 40 white chocolate covered marshmallows
- 50 cookies – oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip
- 52 turnovers
- 100 Candy bags
- Lime Punch
Behind the table! We used stackable boxes to place the treats in!
We would like to send out a special thanks once again to The Media Team, Catrina and Jaclyn, for their support in baking cupcakes, turnovers, cinnamon buns and cookies. Thanks again, team!
The Fundraising Team
Connect! A Not-Profit Mixer
The Fundraising and Media Teams came together on the Connect! A Non-Profit Mixer hosted by the Science City. It was a small event that lasted from 6pm to 10pm, on Wednesday March 23rd. Too bad Natasa was in class, we missed her.
Our objectives were:
- Working to educate the public about the Green Corridor Project
- Making connections and network with local residents and students in the green industry
- Signing up for a Email list and Newsletter
- Handed out invitation the Open House on April 5th
Thank you Justin for making this fast but cool flyer
Catrina at the Green Corridor booth
By the end of night we believe we reached our goals.
The Fundraising and Media Teams
All are Welcome to Attend – April 5th
All are welcome to attend!
The Green Corridor – Winter 2011 Teams are proud to announce we are holding an ‘open house’ on our class presentations. There will be food and refreshments available for all.
This last class is a wrap-up of the whole terms work in the Green Corridor. We are all honored and delighted to share this moment with you all.
The University of Windsor
Start at 5pm
For more information please email Natasa at email@example.com for more information on this event.
The Fundraising Team
“Fill a bag for a donation”
The Fundraising Team accomplished one awesome fundraiser on Tuesday, March 22nd from 8 am to 5:30 pm - at the CAW Center. With handing out information about the Green Corridor course and our famous seed cards, making contacts with in the University for Windsor, signing people up to the mailing list, and inviting future student and staff to the class presentations on April 5th.
Our first Customer – Paul from the Poet’s Blox Team
Making money and taking names
Alexa and Natasa worked extremely hard to make this event a success and we pulled it off with raising $610.50. Our business model was “Fill a bag for a donation” – By purchasing a bag for donation, the person would be able to full the bag up with goodies. “The more you take, the less we have to take home!”
Money, money, money
The count was:
- 87 popcorn ball- covered in caramel or chocolate
- 80 ice cream cupcakes
- 50 traditional cupcakes
- 50 brownies
- 80 crispy treats
- 36 giant muffins
- 25 cinnamon buns
- 60 chocolate covered mashmellow
- 10 lemon loafs
- Over 150 cookies – oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip
- Candy bags
- Lime punch
We would like to send out a special thanks to The Media Team – Catrina and Jaclyn – for the use and offering of their kitchens. Thanks again, team.
The key to have a excellent receipt for success you must have a smart marketing plan, make every look perfect and good to eat, mass equality of goods- plus to carry it out perfectly!!
WOW – $610.50
The Fundraising Team
GO GREEN CORRIDOR
Not a Prize Winner, But Still A Winner to Us
Hello from the Media and Fundraising Teams.
Did anyone check out the big announcement today? The TD Friends of the Environment Go Green Challenge prizes were announced on twitter this morning.
Unfortunately, our video was not in the top three. While we’re sad that we didn’t win, we are thrilled that we had the opportunity to participate and learn from the experience.
Furthermore, the video may become a valuable piece for promoting and telling others what the Green Corridor is all about. We’re hoping pieces of it are usable for grant applications, and that it will be displayed on the main campus’s video screens soon.
We’d like to thank everyone who voted for our video. It was wonderful to connect with so many people who share our vision and hopes for this project. Your support of our ongoing endeavours is priceless!
The Fundraising and Media Teams are coming together again for an upcoming event with Connect! A Not- For- Profit Mixer hosted by Science City on March 23rd, 2011 at Mezzo Restaurant. Tickets are sold to this event for $35.00.
For more information please Contact Science City or Alexa Caturay
- Science City: 519-973-3667; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Alexa: 519-562-8010; email@example.com
- The $35 ticket price gives you $20 in tokens to pass on to the wonderful organizations involved in this event and time tokens, which you can use to pledge volunteer hours with an organization.
We will be adding more people to our mailing list and making connections with the public and various companies about the Green Corridor.
In other news, the U of W Student Environmental Coalition-UWSEC is having a contest to create a new logo. The Green Corridor’s submission is up and we need your help to vote, to help us win!
VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE
Finally, tomorrow we will hear the results of the People’s Choice voting competition sponsored by TD Friends of the Environment. They will make this announcement via their twitter feed, so for advanced notice, follow them. We are eagerly awaiting this tweet, along with the announcement of the grand prize winners. Keep your fingers crossed for us!
The Fundraising Team
Help the Green Corridor Win Funds by VOTING!
A very exciting time is upon us. If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know that the Media Team and Fundraising team collaborated on a video for the TD Friends of the Environment Go Green Challenge at the beginning of the semester.
As part of this competition, voting for the People’s Choice favourite video has begun! Please, take a moment to vote for our video by clicking here. You only have to vote once, and every single vote counts.
We appreciate all of your support.
- The Media and Fundraising Teams.
Green Works Exhibit
The Fundraising Team ( Alexa and Natasa) and the Media Team (Catrina and Jaclyn) merger together during reading week to work on the Green Works Exhibit. We had a lot of fun working together. The exhibit was from 2 pm to 6 pm, in the Cleary, St. Clair Center for the Arts.
Our booth at the Green Works Exhibit
A big thank you to Alexa’s sister for making the beautiful seed paper
Take a pencil and sign up for our mailing list
The seed cards were a big hit! We also got lots of positive feedback on the video, and about 60 names and email addresses to begin our mailing list.
Our first sign up
Catrina and Jaclyn were tremendous in organizing all the things we had into a cohesive display and documenting the experience. Alexa and Natasa were wonderful spokespersons and counted 207 people in total that we spoke to over the course of the afternoon. Alexa spent some time speaking with the other exhibitors as well, and made a few promising contacts with a solar panel organization and another networking group.
Remember to vote for the TD Video
The Fundraising and Media Team
Give-Aways and Trade Shows
With the GreenWorks trade show coming up on the 24th of February, the Media and Fundraising teams started to look into networking and advertising options. In addition to the seed paper created for business cards, we were looking at other eco-friendly advertising methods and paperless formats of distributing information.
One bright idea was to create custom printed USB drives that would hold information about the Green Corridor. This would allow us to disseminate and spread our message, while avoiding contributing to the overuse of paper.
Several style options were considered. The following, a spin-style drive without a cap, was the crowd favourite.
Some other marketing ideas were also considered. Custom tote bags are all the eco-rage at the moment, and a relatively inexpensive option.
A compact, transportable, roll-able water bottle was also an option, with the Green Corridor logo imprinted on the front.
Unfortunately, at the moment, these marketing items are beyond the limitations of our budget. Making contacts with corporations and companies in the country who provide these services was nonetheless a valuable exercise.