Sep 14, 2020

Now Open! Green Map's exhibit & events!

Green Map's 25th anniversary exhibit and events
Green Map's 25th anniversary exhibit and events

As promised, we are back to share news with you about the Green Map exhibit, How Green Is My City? The show opened on September 6th and will remain on view for the rest of 2020 at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, 155 Avenue C in Manhattan’s East Village. MoRUS Museum is open Tuesdays and Thursday-Sunday from 11AM-7PM. Given current uncertainties, check online at GreenMap.org/2020exhibit and morusnyc.org for updates culminating in a December closing event.

Now! Donate $10-$50 (until Midnight Friday) for a 50% Match!

Find this small museum at the intersection of history and activism in the community where Green Map has been based for 25 years. Accordingly, our show is mostly about our own past accomplishments, locally and globally. We also include current projects that your donations have helped to support, such as our mapping platform in development, which will be featured in online demos and this neighborhood event: 

In person: Put your Spot on the Green Map! Saturday, September 19, 5-7pm 
Celebrate North American Day of Sustainable Communities by putting your favorite green sites on the map. Share your knowledge about places, projects and practices and find out about the OGM2 mapping platform at this outdoor event. It’s on the plaza at Grace Exhibtion Space, 2 blocks north of MoRUS at 182 Avenue C, where the “Microbes to Metropolis” exhibit by MoS MoBS LoBS Lab (by dd Maucher) is also on view. 

Online: OGM2 Demonstration Discussion! Join us on first Fridays, October 2, November 6 and December 4 at 2PM ET.
Join us from where you stand and find out about using Open Green Map 2, the new mapping platform (now in Beta) developed for us by the Berlin-based GIS Collective. Get the Zoom link at GreenMap.org/2020exhibit

We’ve also organized some tours, with more to come later this fall:

Climate Week NYC Exhibit Tour Friday, September 25th, 6pm - 
This event is part of Climate Week NYC 2020. Beginning at MoRUS Museum, this outdoor - indoor tour will provide unique insight and context to the Green Map movement. Please RSVP here

Green Map Cycling Tour Saturday October 17th, 3pm (rain date 10/18) -
This Green Map bike tour will highlight green infrastructure. We’ll track underwater streams and traverse the original NYC shore line into East River Park, which is slated for phased demolition beginning this fall. Guest speaker Ms. Ip from EastRiverParkAction.org as well as maps from the past (and for the future) will help us gain perspective on current resiliency challenges and movements. Limited to 8 riders - with distancing & masks. RSVP to apple@greenmap.org

And MoRUS has this family-friendly event planned:

East Village Community Garden Passport - Sunday, September 20th 4pm
You are invited to stop by MoRUS for your own copy of the Passport, which maps out a variety of sustainable gardens located in the East Village. Once you have gathered the stamps from all the gardens return the full passport to the museum and receive a prize! 

There is much more coming up this season at GreenMap.org/2020exhibit

We are so grateful for your support, which is matched all this week by GlobalGiving - donate $10 to $50 and we’ll receive 50% more from Sept 14-18! Anytime between 9am Monday and Midnight Friday! 

Thank you for your generosity and for your support of urban sustainability and healthier communities through Green Mapping!

Sep 14, 2020

Now Open! Green Map exhibit & events!

Green Map's 25th anniversary exhibit and events
Green Map's 25th anniversary exhibit and events

As promised, we are back to share news with you about the Green Map exhibit, How Green Is My City? The show opened on September 6th and will remain on view for the rest of 2020 at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, 155 Avenue C in Manhattan’s East Village. MoRUS Museum is open Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sundays from 11AM - 7PM. Check online at GreenMap.org/2020exhibit and morusnyc.org for updates culminating in a December closing event.

Please! Donate $10-$50 (until Midnight Friday) for a 50% Match!

Find this small museum at the intersection of history and activism in the community where Green Map has been based for 25 years. Accordingly, our show is mostly about our own past accomplishments, locally and globally. We also include current projects that your donations have helped to support, such as our mapping platform in development, which will be featured in online demos and this neighborhood event: 

In person: Put your Spot on the Green Map! Saturday, September 19, 5-7pm 
Celebrate North American Day of Sustainable Communities by putting your favorite green sites on the map. Share your knowledge about places, projects and practices and find out about the OGM2 mapping platform at this outdoor event. It’s on the plaza at Grace Exhibition Space at 182 Avenue C, where the “Microbes to Metropolis” exhibit by MoS MoBS LoBS Lab is also on view. 

Online: OGM2 Demonstration Discussion! Join us on first Fridays, October 2, November 6 and December 4 at 2PM ET.
Join us from where you stand and find out about using Open Green Map 2, the new mapping platform (now in Beta) developed for us by the Berlin-based GIS Collective. Get the Zoom link at GreenMap.org/2020exhibit

We’ve also organized tours, with more to come later this fall:

Climate Week NYC Exhibit Tour Friday, September 25th, 6pm
This event is part of Climate Week NYC 2020. Beginning at MoRUS Museum, this outdoor - indoor tour will provide unique insight and context to the Green Map movement. Please RSVP here

Green Map Cycling Tour Saturday October 17th, 3pm (rain date 10/18)
This Green Map bike tour will highlight green infrastructure. We’ll track underwater streams and traverse the original NYC shore line into East River Park, which is slated for phased demolition beginning this fall. Guest speaker Ms. Ip from EastRiverParkAction.org as well as maps from the past (and for the future) will help us gain perspective on current resiliency challenges and movements. Limited to 8 riders - with distancing & masks. RSVP to apple@greenmap.org

MoRUS has this family-friendly event planned:
East Village Community Garden Passport - Sunday, Sept 20th 4pm 
Stop in for your own copy of the Passport, which maps out a variety of sustainable gardens located in the East Village. Once you have gathered the stamps from all the gardens return the full passport to the museum and receive a prize! 

There is much more coming up this season - see GreenMap.org/2020exhibit

We are so grateful for your support, which is matched all week - donate $10 to $50 and we’ll receive 50% more from September 14th to 18th, until Midnight Friday, thanks to GlobalGiving. 

Thank you for your generosity and for your support of urban sustainability and healthier communities through Green Mapping!

Links:

Aug 10, 2020

Summer News from Green Map

OGM2 demo with the GIS Collective & Mapmakers
OGM2 demo with the GIS Collective & Mapmakers

With your help, Green Map is:

  • Sharing our new Recovery Icons, locally and globally
  • Hosting online demos of our new mapping platform in progress
  • Celebrating 25 years with an exhibit & events at MoRUS Museum in NYC
  • Engaging with new local groups and projects
  • Being featured in ‘eSpatially’
  • Standing up for positive change in every way!

Recovery: While the Pandemic has brought new uncertainties for everyone, we have worked to help illuminate the path forward. The Recovery Icons are being introduced to highlight public health, recuperation and regeneration - see them on our Instagram or our website, along with examples that could inspire you to create a new community resource, artwork, social media or map!

Technology: Yes, this set is available on OGM2, our new mapping platform in progress, and can be used alongside other icon sets there, including the UN 2030 Goals, as seen at Browse. Along with our partners at the GIS Collective, we’ve started hosting demos to supplement the video and text tutorials posted on new.opengreenmap.org - see Twitter.com/greenmap for updates or email us to join.  Capable of mapping points, lines and areas and displaying unique icon sets and basemaps, demonstrations of this open source platform have become iterative parts of the development process. 

Exhibit: “How Green Is My City” is opening soon! The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Spaces in Manhattan’s East Village is hosting a historical overview of our maps and other projects for the rest of 2020! Programming involves a mix of online events, outdoor tours and open hours - all to be confirmed around Labor Day and posted at GreenMap.org/2020exhibit and MoRUSnyc.org. We’ll send you details then too, so you can join in. 

Collaboration: Green Map will continue this fall as a community member of the NEW INC. incubator! Locally, we’re taking part in the new Loisaida Open Streets Community Coalition, creating new ways to use our public space during the health crisis (and we hope, it will extend beyond the current patchwork as the city addresses the Climate Emergency it declared last year). Check out the beautiful education resources made by Newtown Creek Alliance using our icons! 

“The Green Map icons made our final product beautiful, truly unique, far more intuitive, and that much easier to use!” said Ms. Bloodgood in eSpatially’s article

Our director has also been on Instagram Live and has permission to use the image below - listen in anytime. 

Green Map is a resource for every community. Use it to help your place and its people thrive! Thank you for your support of this vital work, and have a safe, sustainable summer!

Newtown Creek Alliance's cool new use of our icons
Newtown Creek Alliance's cool new use of our icons
Zain & @cubeedutour hosted this Instagram Live
Zain & @cubeedutour hosted this Instagram Live
OGM2, now in Beta, maps points, lines and areas!
OGM2, now in Beta, maps points, lines and areas!

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