Green Map System

Engaging communities worldwide to chart a sustainable future - for all of us! We empower a diverse perspective-changing movement mapping local natural, social and cultural resources in 875 diverse cities, villages and neighborhoods in over 65 countries. Developing local sustainability networks since 1995, Green Map System expands the demand for healthy, green choices with our adaptable, experiential and interactive mapmaking resources and universal icons, multilingual websites, workshops and regional hubs.
Sep 15, 2014

Green Maps & Climate Change

Take Part in Peoples Climate March. Be Solutionary
Take Part in Peoples Climate March. Be Solutionary

With the Peoples Climate March taking place in New York City on Sunday, September 21st, we'll be taking part and invite you to join in as well! The website, PeoplesClimate.org, has both NYC and global activities so you can take part anywhere.

Climate change and social change have been continual themes in our work. Our maps have always addressed options that help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions on an everyday basis - for example 3% of all GHGs come from garbage  - byhighlighing recycling, composting and waste reduction, Green Maps help reduce that impact. Virtually everything we chart - getting around, dining, shopping, working and playing - makes a postive contribution. 

Below, find a slideshow about energy and climate mapping projects we have led since 2006.Our own "Powerful Green Map of NYC" was the first, now there are now several Green Map projects that address these issues. Your support helps us continually innovate, develop tools and encourage new mapmakers to take these critical issues into their scope of work. 

During Climate Week, Green Map System will be taking part in several events in NYC, too! The link below has details. 

Find us at the Union Square Greenmarket with Parsons the New School of Design students in a Climate Pop Up on Friday Sept 19, and pick up a current Green Map.

On the 20th, we are part of three events: LUNGS Harvest Festival, 11 am at Green Oasis Community Garden in the East Village; 3:30 at Brooklyn Permaculture Festival at the Old Stone House; and at 6:15, at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Spaces for the History of Grassroots Activism. 

Come to our office for a workshop on Friday Sept 26, too. From 5 to 7:30pm, we'll be exchanging climate mapping concepts and demoing our new Mobile Site Collector, mixing a great group of local and global participants from South Africa, the Czech Republic, UK and NYC! This free event (with walking tour) is officially part of Climate Week NYC (calendars of events linked below). Guest speakers include Dr Robert Zuber of Global Action to Prevent War. 

We welcome the opportunity to meet with you then or another time during Climate Week, too - contact us to make a special appointment, and explore how Green Mapmaking can help your community envision climate impacts and the changes to come. 

Wherever you are, this season, make addressing climate health your priority! Thank you from everyone in the 65-country Green Map network. 

Join our 9/26 workshop, hands on demo & tour
Join our 9/26 workshop, hands on demo & tour

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Aug 7, 2014

New Mobile Site Collector, thanks to YOU!

Creating Chinese banners to promote the Collector
Creating Chinese banners to promote the Collector

Thank you Global Giving donors – with your support, Green Map System has launched a fast fun new Mobile Site Collector today!

 

Designed to extend engagement and involve new participants in making Open Green Maps, the Collector is a responsive webapp that can be used on smartphones, tablets or on the desktop. It can even be used offline in areas without wifi.

 

The Collector has both Simplified and Traditional Chinese interfaces! We expect these to be among the most popular of its 13 language options. Residents, visitors, students alike - all can collect great green living sites with ease. Every site is reviewed by the local mapmaker, and each is automatically acknowledged once it's live on the map. 

 

We are delighted that a young Chinese designer made graphics for us and starting today, these are helping to spread the news in the many communities where Green Mapmaking has taken root in Asia and beyond. We invite you to visit GreenMap.org/mobile to download these images, and see all the resources we offer currently to support mobile research and site collection, with more to come!

 

We'll be announcing the next phase of mobile development soon, and using the hashtag #mobiGreenMap to share what's happening around the world. Thank you again for your help in making this happen!

 

 

 

 

Collector in simplified Chinese includes FAQ
Collector in simplified Chinese includes FAQ
Attracting attention in Traditional Chinese!
Attracting attention in Traditional Chinese!

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Jun 25, 2014

A Salute to Green Map Interns!

High school students share ideas for new NYC maps
High school students share ideas for new NYC maps

Interns are vital to the energy and effectiveness of the Green Map movement!

Each year, eight to fifteen interns work with us at the New York office. They include students, emerging professionals and international fellows. Producing new maps and media as well as adaptable tools, interns bring us special insight into world regions and critical issues while they gain valuable skills in sustainability, communications and participatory design.

June 25 • 100% Match Today by YouthSpark!

With your help, we can do more to give back to these future leaders. Starting now, at noon on Weds June 25th, we are eligible for a 100% match for all donations on our Internship Microproject (linked below) in support of our green jobs program and Green Map internships.

Yes! Today only, your tax-deductible gift from $10 to $1,000 will double its impact!

Global Giving offers us opportunities to match donations 4 times a year. July 16 offers a 50% match. YouthSpark offers 100% with bonuses for 24 hours. Both have generous pools but please donate early while funds last. Help us take advantage of this match and watch our impacts grow.

Thank you!!

Both HS and college youth were 2010 summer interns
Both HS and college youth were 2010 summer interns
Interns helped inventory the Green Map Archive
Interns helped inventory the Green Map Archive

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