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.
May 6, 2014

Matching Donations May 7th! Amplify your Impact

Students distribute China Mangrove Green Maps
Students distribute China Mangrove Green Maps

Hello to our Global Giving donors!

Your support means so much to us and to Chinese Green Map projects and our network around the world. The efforts of each community inspires the others to work harder, more creatively and more inclusively to draw attention to local resources for healthier, more resilient living.

Every community – large and small – benefits from knowing more about the environment that surrounds and supports us. Thank you for helping us work together to instill hope and health through locally-created Green Maps.

Your donations are matched Tomorrow Morning!!

On Wednesday May 7, starting at 9AM EDT (UTC-5) your donation is matched! It’s worth 50% more to Green Map System so your $50 becomes $75, your $100 becomes $150.

Please set your clock! By noon, the matching fund pool is empty, so please be sure to give as soon as possible!

This message is linked to our project profile, where you can give a matched donation.

Thanks so very much!

Your generosity means the world to us! 

With appreciation from everyone at Green Map! 

Students
Students' sketch maps express great interest
Mapmaking in Beijing
Mapmaking in Beijing

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May 6, 2014

Matching Donations May 7th! Amplify your Impact

Green Map Icons link the locally-made maps
Green Map Icons link the locally-made maps

Hello to our Global Giving donors!

Your support means so much to us and to our network around the world. The efforts of each community inspires the others to work harder, more creatively and more inclusively to draw attention to local resources for healthier, more resilient living.

Every community – large and small – benefits from knowing more about the environment that surrounds and supports us. Thank you for helping us work together to instill hope and activate participation through locally-created Green Maps.

Exciting news! Your Donation is Matched Tomorrow Morning!!

On Wednesday May 7, starting at 9AM EDT (UTC-5) your donation is matched! It’s worth 50% more to Green Map System - your $50 becomes $75, your $100 becomes $150.

Up to $1,000 is matched but the pool of funds will run out by noon, so please be sure to give as soon as possible! Please set your clock. 

This message is linked to our project profile. Your support will help us reach the 900 city milestone and beyond the 65 countries we already impact - imagine what this means, from Detroit and Baltimore to Guangzhou, Jakarta and Curitiba! 

Even if it has been sometime since you have contributed, your generosity means the world to us- we hope you can support this worlf-changing community engagement project

Thanks so very much from the entire Green Map network!

Green Map tools used in the field in South Korea
Green Map tools used in the field in South Korea
You help us continually improve our engaging tech
You help us continually improve our engaging tech

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Apr 29, 2014

Mangroves and Maps, Together

Introducing tourists to mangrove habitats
Introducing tourists to mangrove habitats

China is now home to dozens of Green Map projects, promoting sustainable lifestyles in many rural and urban communities. We at Green Map System especially appreciate the one initiated by the China Mangrove Conservation Network. Thanks to our Global Giving donors, we can continually support this effort.

Mangroves play a significant role in coastal ecosystems by stabilizing the shoreline, providing protecting to both wildlife and people against waves and hurricanes. In many places in the world, including China, these important trees are being cut down at an alarming rate for firewood and coastal development.

A CMCN staff member, Jessica, described the organization’s work:

Actively promoting the conservation of mangrove forests since 2001, in 2009 CMCN officially registered as a non-governmental organization named the Putian Green Sprout Coastal Wetlands Research Center.

Through the construction of a platform for capacity building, resource sharing and demonstration, our endeavor is to promote governments, corporations and other civic powers to spontaneously, innovatively and effectively take part in the coastal wetland conservation. We expect to see an exuberant coastal wetland ecosystem including the mangroves, in which human and nature could develop together in harmony.

In 2006, CMCN was authorized by Green Map System to develop a Green Map project in the southeast coast of China, home to many mangrove forests. CMCN Green Map project's slogan is "Making a Green Map, protecting the mangroves".

In our opinion, this highly participatory, practical and thought-provoking activity can promote public participation, education for sustainable development (ESD), ecological tourism, community development, reserve planning, volunteer activities, and many other areas and harness participation in all these fields to promote mangrove conservation.

CMCN has published more than 10 Green Maps and several guide books. We have had the opportunity to teach and host many workshops and lectures, involving students and spreading the word about mangrove conservation throughout communities.

CMNC has developed icons (or re-defined global Green Map symbols) that represent the specific environment of the mangrove forests in the region. 

Explore the maps and more at the websites linked below. Our thanks to everyone at CMCN, including Jessica, Liu Yi, and Yiran Sun.

Local icons complement the globally shared set
Local icons complement the globally shared set
CMCN
CMCN's Green Maps are charming and informative

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