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The Environmental Center

The Environmental Center located in Bend, Oregon, has a multifaceted set of programs that include youth and adult education, internships and volunteer programs, a community meeting and event space, and a directory of sustainable living resources and businesses called The Green Spot. We created an attractive, accessible website design that reflects their branding and plays nicely in Plone. Using some experimental technologies pioneered by Groundwire, we rebuilt their Green Spot database from scratch and wrote a custom advertising system that would allow them to push ads placefully on their site.

Mission

The Environmental Center (TEC) is located in Bend, Oregon and is a community center for environmental organizations, events, education and action. The Environmental Center has a multifaceted set of programs that include youth and adult education, internships and volunteer programs, a community meeting and event space, and a directory of sustainable living resources and businesses called The Green Spot.

The challenge

The Environmental Center came to us wanting to consolidate their outdated central website and their separate, database-driven Green Spot member directory website. They had recently completed a rebranding process and needed a website redesign as well as a reinvention of their Green Spot database and advertising scheme. The overall goals were to use their new branding, make information on their site more findable and editable, feature their program areas better, and highlight their supporters and advertisers on a granular level.

The solution

We contracted with Laurie Kellogg to create an attractive, accessible website design that reflected their branding and played nicely in Plone. Using some experimental technologies pioneered by Groundwire, we rebuilt their Green Spot database from scratch and wrote a custom advertising system that would allow them to push ads contextually on their site. After a couple of trainings, the staff was quickly able to edit the majority of the content on their website, allowing them to beef up the content around their core program areas:

  • The Green Spot
  • Zero Waste
  • Youth Education
  • Transportation
  • Get Involved

The Environmental Center staff now have a streamlined, sophisticated website that they can manage with a great deal of precision and ease.


Partners:
Laurie Kellogg Graphic Designer

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