Wakeup Campaign will have a stall at Oxford Jam from the 10th-11th April 2013. We will be recruiting Guerrillas to participate in a six week pledge drive, with the aim of changing the behaviours of individuals, and communities as a whole, to promote conscious sustainable lifestyles through the use of personal branded badges, stickers. We aim to see community spaces transformed with participants sharing the pledges they’ve decided to undertake for the duration of the six week period. How To Get Involved: Join us at Oxford Jam from the 10th-11th April Play our ‘Sustainability wheel of fortune’ game and begin your pledge You will receive a badge with your own pledge derived from the game Go guerrilla – We want to see pledge stickers and badges turning up in community areas across the country, take pictures of your pledge badges in action, tweet or upload your guerrilla shots to our Facebook and Twitter pages Stay in touch – Wakeup Campaign wants participants to keep us informed of how individual pledges are going, if you’re finding it tough you can draw motivation from our community of Wakeup Guerrillas or if you’re simply curious you can take a look at uploads of other participants as the our pledge drive unfolds over six weeks All of your results, comments we gather from everyone taking part, we will analyse and decipher and approach corporations, the government, government officials and more on how some of their policies, marketing etc. can be enhanced to help people become more sustainable from the results we gather. Come and take part guys! For more info visit the Oxford Jam site
The Big Questions is a faith and ethics television programme usually presented by Nicky Campbell. It is broadcast live on BBC One between 10:00am and 11:00am on Sunday, replacing Heaven & Earth as the BBC’s religious discussion programme. The founder of Wakeup Campaign will be in the audience taking part in the debate this Sunday, 17th Feb. Tune in after Andrew Marr’s show to see whats being discussed.
The founder of Wakeup Campaign Designers Group, Viviane Williams will be the advisor for the Think Big Blueprint panel representing the whole of UK youth, reporting to o2 and the rest of the people on the panel. (I will list the experts on the panel as soon as i get confirmation). The Blueprint focuses on the three areas where o2 Telefónica UK believes it can make the most difference – supporting young people, helping its customers make sustainable choices and reducing its own impacts. The Panel will focus specifically on 02 Telefónica UK’s three strategic priorities: − Supporting young people − Helping customers to make sustainable choices − Reducing its own impacts My role will be to represent all of you guys! I will relay the pros and cons of the challenges you are facing back to the panel, giving ideas on what o2 can do to help support young people and more! So guys lets really make this group very interactive in order to get the best conversations and feedback as possible. This group is not just meant for o2 think biggers, but for the youth, age roughly from 13-30 years. Feel free to invite as many people to this group, and lets get the youth skilled up and supported in their growth of development and more importantly HAVE YOUR SAY!!! http://www.facebook.com/groups/423153397750824/?bookmark_t=group
Wakeup Campaign will be taking part in the fabulous New designers and makers fair at Matthews Yard ‘NEVER 99p’. The fair will be taking place on Saturday 9th February from 11am-4pm. Matthews Yard is situated in the basement of the 99p Store. The building itself was one of the first purpose built supermarkets by ‘Caters’ in 1956. Matthews Yard now a lovely Cafe workspace and arts venue in Croydon Old Town. We will be there selling broaches made from reclaimed garment/jewellery pieces. We will be there from 11-4pm. Come and join the fun!
We would like to introduce to you our 2 new interns that will be part of the Wakeup Campaign team for 2013. Name: Dieyna Ba Degree Studied: MA Social Entrepreneurship, Goldsmiths University London Job role: Business development & sales officer Favourite musician: Erykah Badu Favourite colour: Lavender purple Favourite shape: imperfect circle What was it about the social business, Wakeup Campaign that attracted you to the internship? I want a vocation, not alone an occupation, hence I need to work along young people that take action to co-design a human and environmental fairer society. Startups are an opportunity to learn fast, think big and innovative in the way, while making the best use of resources. Wakeup Campaign is attractive as it will involve a wide range of activities and has the ethos that supports people to flourish! Name: Akua Ofei Degree Studied: Public Relations & Communications Job role: Press & campaigns officer Favourite musician: Can I pick a Sister Sledge/Basement Jaxx/James Brown hybrid? Favourite colour: Royal Purple Favourite shape: Square What was it about the social business, Wakeup Campaign that attracted you to the internship? Turned off by the often pretentious sometimes vacuous nature of PR for luxury goods I was intrigued by the Wakeup Campaign mission statement of changing the world through design and altering perceptions of people A massive welcome to the team guys!