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.
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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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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