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Happy Birthday, Red Goes Green

August 15, 2013

The Sustainability Office (Sue & Sara) celebrates Red Goes Green with a red velvet cupcake.

Happy 1st Birthday Red Goes Green,

You were conceived several years ago. And one year ago today you were finally brought to life.

You were created as a one-stop-site for all of Red River College’s sustainability happenings, events and news to help meet the College’s strategic action of increasing sustainability awareness among students and staff. Between events, speakers, policies and programs, you are one the many tools the Sustainability Office is using to promote sustainability and effect change.

You’ve had many visitors over the past year – 3,708 visits in total. Most of your guests are Canadian (85%), but people from as far away as Peru, Philippines, India and Australia have stopped by to see what you’re all about. And more than half your visitors liked you so much that they’ve returned to see you again.

We’ve had some long days and near sleepless nights learning about your finicky details and everything you have to offer. We couldn’t have made it through this first year without the support and patience from your godparent blogparent Nathan (who happens to share your birthday). Thanks and happy birthday, Nathan!

We are a little disappointed that only 43 people have signed up to receive your updates directly to their inbox (look on the right hand side the page). We’re going to promote this feature more widely in hopes of getting those numbers up.

Red Goes Green, you’re a work in progress. We know that as you mature and develop your voice that you’ll continue help RRC students, staff and the broader community (as far away as Arequipa and Kochi) along the sustainability journey.

Fondly yours,

Sara & Sue