|Activity||Investigate the potential for renewable energy in Exeter, and the possibly of setting up a community energy scheme.|
|Dates||January 2012 -|
Watch this space…
|Activity||Develop a communications strategy, and communicate through press, radio, TV, website and social media|
|Dates||March – June 2010|
I was a member of the Transition Exeter (TE) Communications Working Group, which was formed in March 2010 to develop a communications strategy, our key messages, and templates and guidelines for press releases and presentations. I restarted TE’s presence on Twitter and Facebook, with the overall aim of driving traffic to the website (see below). I was also the contact for TE’s presence on the Transition Network website.
|Activity||Refresh of website design and content using CMS Made Simple; ongoing updating of content; and training of new users|
|Dates||August 2009 – June 2010|
I worked with a group of volunteers to develop a new website for Transition Exeter at www.transitionexeter.org. We analysed the potential users of the website, and their requirements. I then developed a brief, which was reviewed by the group and then sent to a number of local developers to provide quotes. These proved to be unaffordable by Transition Exeter, so we decided to ‘do it ourselves’, and reuse the CMS Made Simple technology behind the old Low Carbon Exeter site. We also brought in another volunteer experienced in design and style sheets. After an initial launch, I became more involved in the technology, and added news and calendar functionality. I was a member of the TE Web Group, responsible for maintaining and developing the site’s functionality, and the TE Web Content Group, responsible for writing, reviewing and uploading content. I provided training for other users, and a step-by-step guide to updating the site.