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This is one of the most interesting ideas we have encountered, a solar and wind powered light post

 

Hi Everybody!

   This week has been very exciting and full of good news. We are almost at 200 likes on our Facebook page which could only mean word is spreading.  Team Windsor Revivers has been going over all of the comments and responses, and as time goes by, we are pleased to see many new ideas flowing in. These new responses are essential for the statistics analysis because they help us to form an idea of the direction everyone wants to see the downtown move in. We are finding that many fit into 3 broad categories. However, as the research is ongoing we are also witnessing some ideas that have become more popular then the week before as previous popular ideas remain the same. So we are hoping that more responses come in soon so we can narrow down our research.

   When we reviewed the information this week we noticed that the idea of better lighting in the downtown seemed to pick up some popularity. We took a walk downtown this week and seen the solar-powered light post in the picture above at the riverfront.  We loved this idea and thought that it could be a great alternative to brighten up downtown!   This solar-powered light post also has an attractive little wind turbine on top to harness the wind, both are renewable types of energy.  We’ll be posting about it on Facebook as well so you can give us feedback on the idea there.

   On Tuesday, Salman had the pleasure of talking to someone at the Windsor Star. They liked our idea and expressed interest in helping us to get the word out to the public. On Thursday a very pleasant photographer from the Windsor Star paid us a surprised visit at our class space downtown and talked with us a bit. He took a few photos and a short video, and we enjoyed every minute of his time. The video was posted on their youtube channel, and you can view it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jLtZfF5FcHY

   It’s official now that we will be having a Green Corridor Exhibition to show case our final results to everyone near the end of this month. This event is going to be very exciting for all of us, as all the groups will have their individual projects to bring to life. The next coming weeks will be focused on how we might present our information to you, so please stay tuned and as we come up with more solid plans we can give you a better picture of what to expect!

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The statistical analysis has started

 

The front-side of our t-shirt

Hello again!

   Team Windsor Revivers are back with even more exciting news. By the end of this weekend, we will have our team shirts! These will be used to show the public who we are, and it will also help you find us downtown when we are available with surveys and doing on-spot interviews. The front will show our project’s name (What Does Windsor Want?) and on the back you can find our group member’s names and respective degrees.   Very soon we will have the surveys in hand. These surveys will help us gain more in-sight about what the people of Windsor want to see, and how they currently make use of the downtown. The statistical analysis has been started. So far it shows that almost 40% of the feedback received supports the idea of adding green walls! We will be experimenting with Photoshop to see how this might look, so stay tuned on Facebook.  Solar-powered lights and better street lighting come into the second place. These results will be more accurate after conducting the surveys and speaking with some of you in person.

   In our pervious blog post we have talked about placing posters around downtown. We finally got them up yesterday and one of our members noticed today that some of the link tabs had been pulled off! This means some of you are interested! At this time there is only one real problem! The wristbands are still in the USA on their way to us! Hopefully, however, they will make it here sometime next week and we can’t wait to share them!

We are continuing to work on our media attention, listen in and keep an eye out!

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