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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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.

Sincerely,

The Fundraising and Media Teams

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Fill a Bag for a Donation Part 2 – April 4th

The Fundraising and Media Teams are working together to fill the need for the Fill a Bag for a Donation- Part 2. We will be in the CAW Center- in front of the Tim Horton’s, on April 4th from 8 am until gone!!

 This is how it works – the supporters purchase a bag for a donation and fills it will all the goodies on the table.

Come and bring your money and your sweet tooth! We are going all out and doubling our efforts!

Remember April 4th- CAW Center- 8 am until GONE! Don’t be late.

Sincerely,

The Fundraising and Media Teams

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“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

Sincerely,

The Fundraising Team

GO GREEN CORRIDOR

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Media Team & Eye On Campus Interviews – Part 2

The Media team on Thursday March 17th, did their second set of interviews for Eye On Campus. This time the focus was on the Echohouse. Unfortunately not all interviewees were available. We are hoping to have their interviews done the following Thursday.

Some of the questions this time were

What is the purpose of the Echohouse?
What are the projects for the Echohouse?
What is the purpose of the empty lot?
What do you plan to turn the empty lot into?
How did you come up with the pop can heater idea?
How does the pop can heater work?

Due to the amount of content on the Green Corridor. Media Team requested that this segment be split into two. This has been approved and there will be two webisodes back to back on the Green Corridor.

The media team is looking forward to the upcoming interviews and finishing the segments!

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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; info@cssciencecity.com
  • Alexa: 519-562-8010; alexa.caturay@gmail.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!

Sincerely,

The Fundraising Team

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Media Team & Eye On Campus Interviews – Part 1

The Media team on Thursday March 10th, did their first set of interviews for EYE ON CAMPUS. The first set of interviews were focused on the Poet’s Blox.

Some of the questions asked were:

What were the intentions for the green corridor?

What inspired the idea for the Poet’s Blox?

How is the LED screen an important part of the Poet’s Blox?

What will the space be used for when it’s done?

The Media team has been in contact with Jim Lorenzen, who donated the Windspire for the Poet’s Blox. He was unable to make it on Thursday to be interviewed. Hopefully we will be able to arrange a better time soon to do his interview.

The interviews were a great success and we look forward to the upcoming interviews with the Ecohouse!

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Help the Green Corridor Win Funds by VOTING!

Hello Friends!

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.

Don't Forget to Vote!

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.

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Press Pack Edition- Poet’s Blox

Working for the Green Corridor- Press Pack Edition

Hi! My name is Natasa. I am with the Fundraising Team. Currently, I am working on the Poet’s Blox press kit. My goal is to further educate the community and the world on what the Green Corridor’s Poet’s Blox is about and what it stands for.

I plan to include: Mission Statement/About Us, Fact Sheet on Poet’s Blox, Biography on Rod and Noel, Supporters list, Donation Structure, Video Clips, Articles, Newspaper, Awards, Legacy report, Photographs , And more!

- The Green Corridor Process -

- Mind Mapping for the Poet’s Blox Press Pack -

Thank you for veiwing,

Natasa

The Fundraising Team

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