1. IES Barcelona Sustainability Club Facebook Page
In short, The IES Barcelona Sustainability Club Facebook Page is a simple means to share links, pictures, information, etc. in a forum style manner on the "Wall" on the Facebook page. I strongly believe that by utilizing Facebook and connecting it with the Club's official tiki site, we will be able to attract a much broader crowd as well as maintaining the interest level and willingness to share ideas. It is safe to say that the majority of IES students do their social networking on Facebook. Whether it be checking pictures, chatting with friends, planning events, or checking out new information, it is all made possible on Facebook. I strongly believe that students participating in the IES Barcelona Sustainability Club would contribute much more information and contacts through Facebook than any other website or listserve. Facebook will keep Club almuns in contact with current members as well.
Facebook has become an internet sensation. It has changed the way that people communicate, make plans, and share ideas. Facebook essentially has incorporated all of the topics above and put them onto one website where it is all possible. It has changed the attitudes of many large and small businesses. Nowadays, businesses are looking to adapt to modern culture and to get in touch with the youth of the generation. Facebook is allowing for these companies to get in touch with those who have accounts. The Facebook Page would reduce dependency on paper calendars, paper schedules, and paper contact lists. That saves a lot of paper, ink and leaves a small ecological footprint. As of now, Facebook is a free service that is open to anyone. I have not read or heard of any plans in the future to begin charging for accounts, so that is not a short-term concern. That does need to be something that is monitored in the future though in case things were to change in order to keep it sustainable for the long-term.
- Change in Attitudes
- Reducing dependency on...
- Ecological/Water footprints
- Externalization of costs
- Long term effects
- Feedback loops (balancing / reinforcing, lagged or not)
- SLEN vs. TINA
- Copyleft (CC)...
- Free Software
- "Cradle to cradle" design (Waste = Food)
- Eco-effectiveness (vs. Eco-efficiency)
1.1.1. Potential Benefits
The potential benefits of maintaining this Facebook page could be numerous. For one, it will give Club members an easily accessible forum to share information. This information can be in the form of: pictures, text, links, scheduling, etc. All of which can be freely posted on the Wall. If Facebook continues to remain free, it is going to be beneficial to have such a large audience capable of "liking" the IES Barcelona Sustainability Club Page, therefore leading them to the Tiki website which would introduce them to everything that the Club stands for. The most important benefit from using Facebook is that nearly every student has it nowadays. With every student logging onto Facebook (sometimes up to 10 times a day!), they will be able to constantly have the ability to easily check the Page and see what is new. By the massive amount of students using Facebook and viewing this page, they would be more inclined to "stumble" onto the Club's Tiki page. This could become a crucial tool for recruiting new members.
1.1.2. Potential Costs
As stated earlier, Facebook is currently a free social network. As long as it remains free, the only cost would be in the form of student's putting their time into maintaining the site and making sure it is kept up-to-date. This job of maintaining the site, would most likely be given to a member on the Club's Administrative Board, specifically, the Secretary.
This site was created through Facebook. The outline, and methodology followed in the formatting of the Page was all provided by Facebook. We have uploaded and filled in all of the Club's information, including: mission statement, goals, about, date founded, contact emails, and a link to the Club's official website (Tiki). In order for this to continue to be maintained, the Secretary of the Club from each semester would be responsible for taking charge and keeping it maintained. By alerting Betsy and myself, the new Secretary would be given administrative powers and allowed the power to edit the entire Page.
1.5. Students involved in this action
Cole Konopk, Betsy Fischer and Emma Witschi
Katie Dasburg; managed to create the link from the Sustainability Club's Wiki page back to the face book page as well as helped create the logo on the face book page
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