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 950+ 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 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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Mar 22, 2016

Fresh Spring News from Green Map

Hola LES, a Green Map of the Future in many ways!
Hola LES, a Green Map of the Future in many ways!

It’s the first day of spring, and a few blossoms herald welcome relief from winter’s grey chill. Regardless, 2016 has already provided a season for progress for Green Map System.

A retreat with our board of directors was especially satisfying as we consider practical ways to address current conditions, and meet our mission of supporting changing communities. We are always grateful for your donations that make it possible for us to welcome new projects on a continual basis, including most recently from Alaska’s Tanana Valley Watershed to Savannah Georgia, Natal Brazil to Madrid Spain, and beyond!

Our own mapping platform has been an important tool for hundreds of communities over the years, but today, with so many great mapping platforms alternatives available, this year, we are making test maps and exploring options. Check out our newest NYC Green Map, Hola LES, which is made on the CartoDB mapping platform. It’s embedded into the story of how it was made, which involved dozens of community members who joined us in considering the future of one neighborhood. Explore the map online, and if you are in NYC on May 7, join us for our Jane’s Walk, commemorating the 100th birthday of this activist who championed new community-based approaches to planning.

The season, our own Green Maps are on view in Women in Cartography exhibit at the Boston Public Library. With Earth Day just around the corner, Green Mapmakers will be taking part in events worldwide. Watch #GreenMap on Twitter to find out where to get involved! We hope you will make this spring one of action and for you and your community.

Women in Cartography Exhibit - Boston Public Lib
Women in Cartography Exhibit - Boston Public Lib
Join us for a Jane
Join us for a Jane's Walk of the Lower East Side

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Mar 1, 2016

Thank you from the China Green Map initiative

Beijing Friends of Nature - ShiChaHai Green Map
Beijing Friends of Nature - ShiChaHai Green Map

Dear Friends, 

When we look back over the 32 previous reports we have made regarding the China Green Map initiative, we are doubly grateful for your support. Together with local schools, non profits and community groups, much has been accomplished since 2008! Please click the Reports link below and scroll down to explore the history of this work in support of healthier and greener communities, countries and planet. 

We'll soon be deactivating this project on Global Giving, but it will be an ongoing effort to support the work on the ground in China, Taiwan, and in Chinese-speaking communities like our own Lower East Side neighborhood in New York. 

With resiliency becoming more important as awareness of climate change grows, mapmaking projects that help people become more actively involved is sustainability will continually take shape. We'll be ready to help! always grateful for your interest and engagement in making the world we all share a better place. 

Our best wishes for Year of the Monkey!

Green Map Workshop in Shanghai
Green Map Workshop in Shanghai
Rural Szechuan Province mapmaking
Rural Szechuan Province mapmaking

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