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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Voices Nominated for Social Media Favorite

Mashable, a social media blog site, has declared June 30th as Social Media Day internationally. "Social media has changed our lives. It has not only changed the way we communicate, but the way we connect with one another, consume our news, conduct our work, organize our lives, and much more. So why not celebrate?" Meetups have been scheduled all over the world to bring social media users to celebrate their networks.

In Burlington Vermont, @DeepDishCreates and @winwinapps have organized a day long series of events to celebrate. A number of tweetups throughout the day, a local scavenger hunt to various business (including ECHO!) and the crowning of a King, Queen, Business and Organization who are savvy social media users.

Guess what? Voices for the Lake has been nominated in the organization category for ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center! You can help us win the crown by casting a vote and then coming to celebrate with us at the Bluebird Tavern tomorrow night.


ECHO is also a part of the Scavenger Hunt with local businesses. Collect items from each of the businesses and participants will be entered to win some very cool prizes given out at the Bluebird Tavern on June 30th. ECHO & Voices for the Lake are putting up a goodie bag as a prize which will include an ECHO membership and a Sony Bloggie video camera. You can find details here about participating in the Scavenger Hunt.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Website Launch - It's now all about YOU!

Earth Day was a grand celebration yesterday as we launched the new Voices for the Lake website.Voices for the Lake now provides a place where you can view stories from people all over the watershed and share your own values and perspectives. This innovative, evolving website is truly about your voice as it begins to build an archive of personal stories to affect change improving the health of all the water that flows into Lake Champlain.

Check out some of the press coverage we received about the launch:

WAMC Northeast Public Radio

WPTZ Channel 5

Burlington Free Press - Green Mountain Sunday Section