The Green Run

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Information about The Green Run

Published on April 24, 2009

Author: ClarkInnovation

Source: slideshare.net

Green Run Maria Arabatzis, Sarah Holroyd, Bonnie Unger

 

Purpose The purpose of the Green Run is to urge students, faculty and the surrounding Worcester community to participate in a 5k Road Race/Walk, to promote green awareness and to partake in sustainable behavior.

The purpose of the Green Run is to urge students, faculty and the surrounding Worcester community to participate in a 5k Road Race/Walk, to promote green awareness and to partake in sustainable behavior.

Goals To raise money for the Regional Environmental Council, Inc. To encourage healthy lifestyles To promote environmental awareness and facilitate sustainable behavior To educate students, faculty and the Worcester community To enhance Clark University’s role in the green movement To create an annual, student-led event on campus

To raise money for the Regional Environmental Council, Inc.

To encourage healthy lifestyles

To promote environmental awareness and facilitate sustainable behavior

To educate students, faculty and the Worcester community

To enhance Clark University’s role in the green movement

To create an annual, student-led event on campus

REC The Regional Environmental Council, Inc. is a grassroots, nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, healthy, sustainable communities in Worcester, MA. www.RECworcester.org

Funding Recieved initial funding from Student Council. Rewarded subsequent funding from U-Reka’s Big Idea Contest. Donated goods and raffle prizes recieved from Polar Beverages, Sweet Bakery, TuModa Salon & Spa.

Recieved initial funding from Student Council.

Rewarded subsequent funding from U-Reka’s Big Idea Contest.

Donated goods and raffle prizes recieved from Polar Beverages, Sweet Bakery, TuModa Salon & Spa.

2009 U-Reka’s Big Idea This year’s Big Idea Contest, hosted by the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Department, yielded 22 entrants. Green Run was one of four finalists. With the majority of 297 student votes, Green Run WON and was rewarded $5,000 to spend on the event. This funding allowed us to create the best possible event. We were able to spend more on advertising and provide t-shirts for all our runners.

This year’s Big Idea Contest, hosted by the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Department, yielded 22 entrants. Green Run was one of four finalists. With the majority of 297 student votes, Green Run WON and was rewarded $5,000 to spend on the event.

This funding allowed us to create the best possible event. We were able to spend more on advertising and provide t-shirts for all our runners.

Bonnie Unger, Maria Arabatzis, President Bassett, Sarah Holroyd

Advertising Handed out save the date fliers Fliers posted in residence halls and around campus Distributed registration forms in mailboxes and classrooms REC, Inc. website Tabled in the UC Hung banner in the UC Student Digest Campus Digest Scarlet Worcester Telegram & Gazette US Track & Field website Cool Runnings website

Handed out save the date fliers

Fliers posted in residence halls and around campus

Distributed registration forms in mailboxes and classrooms

REC, Inc. website

Tabled in the UC

Hung banner in the UC

Student Digest

Campus Digest

Scarlet

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

US Track & Field website

Cool Runnings website

Route

Registration Form

Race Logistics City of Worcester Permit Police Enforcement – 8 Clark EMS Volunteers – 30 Food/Water US Track & Field Certified Cool Runnings T-shirts, bibs, race equipment Official Timer Photo Courtesy of Aaron Kominos-Smith

City of Worcester Permit

Police Enforcement – 8

Clark EMS

Volunteers – 30

Food/Water

US Track & Field Certified

Cool Runnings

T-shirts, bibs, race

equipment

Official Timer

Event Logistics Speakers & microphone Music Food/Water/Drink Photographer Tabling REC, Inc. Relay for Life Table with educational materials and ‘I Pledge to be Green’ poster Raffle Social Entrepreneurship TV Photo Courtesy of Aaron Kominos-Smith

Speakers & microphone

Music

Food/Water/Drink

Photographer

Tabling

REC, Inc.

Relay for Life

Table with educational materials and ‘I Pledge to be Green’ poster

Raffle

Social Entrepreneurship TV

Results 117 Runners including – -5 athletic teams -community members -faculty, students & staff -alumni 30 Volunteers Raised $1,290 for the REC, Inc.

Recommendations More volunteers More advertising, both on campus and in Worcester community Secure funding far in advance Solicit more donations Online registration Attempt to get runners to register in advance in case of weather Encourage more walkers Create shorter route for walkers Consider kids’ fun run around Green Get more people involved in event Create website with year-round green run information and running programs

More volunteers

More advertising, both on campus and in Worcester community

Secure funding far in advance

Solicit more donations

Online registration

Attempt to get runners to register in advance in case of weather

Encourage more walkers

Create shorter route for walkers

Consider kids’ fun run around Green

Get more people involved in event

Create website with year-round green run information and running programs

Green Run Photos Courtesy of Aaron Kominos-Smith

Green Run Photos Courtesy of George Gendron

Green Run Photos Courtesy of George Gendron

Special Thanks To Ureka’s Big Idea Contest I&E Department Student Leadership & Planning Student Council Regional Environmental Council, Inc. Polar Beverages Acoustic Java Worcester Police Clark UP Clark EMS Physical Plant Capstone Class Worcester Telegram & Gazette Clark Marketing & Communications George Gendron Donna Gallo Micki Davis Mike McKenna President Basset Kay Basset Sarah Barry Dan Pascone Josie Shagwert Dean Ottensmeyer Joseph Sarkis David Wilbur Trista Myers Bjoern Weidlich Justin Kuo Aaron Kominos-Smith Jason Zelesky David Angel

Ureka’s Big Idea Contest

I&E Department

Student Leadership & Planning

Student Council

Regional Environmental Council, Inc.

Polar Beverages

Acoustic Java

Worcester Police

Clark UP

Clark EMS

Physical Plant

Capstone Class

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Clark Marketing & Communications

 

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