Our first meeting was very well attended by staff, faculty and management; which was very encouraging!! Thank you everyone that was able to come…and to those that expressed an interest but had conflicting appointments. My goal was to bring everyone together that might be interested in sustainability issues here at ARC and to share with them how they might stay connected to continue the discussion in between the normal face to face meetings. We talked about the various means of getting the message out and so I wanted to write up a post here to give a roadmap of where one might subscribe to stay informed.
If you take a look at the upper right hand corner you’ll find buttons that will take you to each of our social networks.
- This website will be the main area to spread ARC news, but every post here will generate a Facebook post with links to bring people back to this site.
- Facebook will also be where related ideas can be shared and discussed. Think of it as link sharing and related news feed.
- Each Facebook post will generate a Twitter post with links back to it’s original story. Twitter is more like the as it’s happening feed.
- YouTube will be where videos will be posted and shared from.
Those are the easy ones you can decide which ones you are familiar with using and subscribe accordingly. However, the RSS feed (orange one on the end) is worth a little more discussion. I use Google Reader to make sense of RSS feeds. The good thing here is that if you already have a Gmail account, then you already have a Google Reader account. Here is a simplified video that Google put together on RSS feeds and how they are used:
You can also add an RSS feed to Microsoft Outlook if you’d like…
If none of these options work for you, there is always the subscribe by email link at the bottom of the page. This option will inform you of website posts such as this when they happen. Also, every post will have the ability to comment which will be another way to participate in the conversation.
During our meeting, I started to discuss our use of Wiggio.com which is a free project management website that I’ve had some success with. If you are an employee at ARC and have any interest in being a part of our green team, just let me know if you’d like to be added to that list. I’d be happy to meet with you one on one to answer any questions and to get you up to speed, so please do not hesitate to ask.
I hope this answers some of the questions about how to get connected and stay in the loop. You can comment below with any questions or stop by the Printing Services Department and let me know what you think.