Thanks to your support, recent months have proved to be very exciting for Green Map's efforts, both in China and with our own community’s local Chinese population here in New York City. Your generous contributions to us through Global Giving have made it possible to welcome two young women who are deeply interested in China and Taiwan to our Green Map team. Angran is a design student from Beijing, currently studying at Parsons the New School of Design. Eugenie was born in Taiwan, and is passionate about music, education, energy efficiency and local food. Take a look at a video that will introduce you to our Chinese-speaking staff by clicking the Blog linked below. Currently, we are just completing a survey of Green Mapmakers in China and Taiwan to find out more about what these diverse teams need and what they have created. Next, these newly shared resources can be assessed and amplified to help others succeed in engaging community members in creating Green Maps. We are fostering the growing Green Map network in several ways, starting by putting each respondent in contact with the others, along with information about their skills and strengths. Connecting Local and GlobalLocally in New York, our award-winning “Adapting to Change” Lower East Ride Green Map was recently translated into Cantonese. Produced as a postcard and as a poster, the map highlights the impacts of Hurricane Sandy and resiliency resources on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Bicycling is featured, including the 45 new bike share stations is this district. With Spanish, English and Chinese editions complete, we have been conducting bicycle tours that bring people together with experts to learn, exchange and develop partnerships. Our most recent tour won a Creative Climate Action Award, as you can see on the Facebook page linked below - you can also download the maps there, and interact with the Open Green Map too!Now, linking local and global, we are making a short video about how to create a Green Map Cycling Tour! The Chinese version will help bring this fun and informative new way of exploring the map and involve people in China and Taiwan. Thank you again for all your support! best wishes from all of us at Green Map System!
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