A: The easiest way to partially fund this initiative is to remove to promotional materials ($300). Unfortunately, the rest of the funding is essential to making this project work. I’ve spoken with our IT staff and they believe $22.50 an hour is a conservative number for a website developer. We do not want to sacrifice quality because we didn’t have enough money to pay the student. You could cut the student research wages to $10 an hour, saving $150. This brings the total down to $5350.
A: Excellent question, and I’m sorry I was not more clear. Once the rooms are complete, the plan is to begin sharing the software with other sustainability-related departments/organizations on campus (i.e. Students for Sustainability, FM, the Office of Sustainability, and anyone else who would like to add the link to their website). These different organizations have different populations of users, and so the information should spread widely fairly quickly. Also, we will feature the website on the Residence Life website and news stories. This will help capture the many of the newest additions to the Wildcat community. We will complete a press release and include UA Now and the Wildcat, as well as local media. Finally, the hope it to purchase some 100% post consumer recycled paper fliers from a “green” printer I use in town. These fliers, with a QR code and url, would go up in the residence halls as well as at kiosks around campus.