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.
Aug 25, 2016

New Chinese Video from Green Map!

Bike Ready, inspiring community resiliency
Bike Ready, inspiring community resiliency

Happy Summer to all our Global Giving friends!

We are excited to share a new video with you, in Chinese!

As you may know, generating action to respond to climate change is among the many things Green Map System does. In 2016, we worked with local film makers to create:

BIKE READY

Framing how New York bicyclists responded in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, this film is becoming a springboard for local preparedness.

With today's debut of the Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish and Japanese editions, as well as the English orginal, we hope it helps communities worldwide. Along with the 4-minute film, we created an adaptable Guide so you can lead a #BikeReady project too. The whole project is licensed under a 'copy left' Creative Commons license so you can adapt it as needed. Share it with bike groups and your municipality. 

Find links below to Bike Ready! Ride safely and in the spirit of mutual aid, get ready with Bike Ready!

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Jun 20, 2016

Events Galore with Green Map!

Our Board joins us in thanking GlobalGiving donors
Our Board joins us in thanking GlobalGiving donors

We recently presented at Geo NYC, a terrific monthly exchange that draws about 100 mapping professionals (find it on Meetup.com, linked below). There, we shared progress toward diversifying the mapping platform options that Green Mapmakers can use to meet their varying goals and skills.

Civic Hall hosted our recent workshop, too, where members pitched in as we describe our process and future quest. We’ll soon be sharing more news on this with you, along with other news about our award-winning icons and engagement toolkit.

"As Green Map's Director, I was delighted to be recognized as a Lower East Side Community Hero, alongside a half dozen local luminaires". Wendy Brawer has worked in the community on cycling, green spaces and renewable energy, and our office has been based on the Lower East Side since inception". Later that week, Wendy was invited to the US State Department to meet Brazilian energy experts – her talk is linked below.

Later in June, our Bike Ready is part of the Bicycle Film Festival and other screenings. See this 4 minute film and use it to spark a conversation with your local bicyclists about organizing for emergencies. Cycling is the antidote to many of today’s challenging conditions!

Watch our social media for updates on more events this summer, including at the World Social Forum (Forum Social Mondial - fsm2016.org) in Montreal in August. And have a great season!

Wendy received a LES Community Hero award
Wendy received a LES Community Hero award
40 Chinese SEE members on the Hola LES Tour
40 Chinese SEE members on the Hola LES Tour

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May 27, 2016

China comes to Green Map

In the garden with a great group from SEE China
In the garden with a great group from SEE China

This month, we were delighted to take 40 members of the SEE delegation on a tour of our home community in New York City. For these sustainability-minded entreprenuers, the Lower East Side represents a community with lively streets, diverse resident and lots of locally owned businesses. We toured many of the sites on the Hola LES Green Map (linked below) and showed both green sites and future developments. A favorite was the volunteer-led Siempre Verde Garden! 

The tour was arranged by the mapkers of the Beijing Green Map! SEE members went on to meet other NYC NGOs, then to Chicago and Minneapolis. We were delighted to meet them all!

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