Nov 19, 2009

Fresh Blogs, Tangible Outcomes

Click News or the Blog links below for the latest updates
Click News or the Blog links below for the latest updates

All Green Map project leaders are invited to blog at GreenMap.org/news, where you can quickly enjoy some of the latest activities and impacts of local Green Map projects. Here are some highlights from our Blog's front page today:

Copenhagen: Green Map System and Green Mapmakers are presenting our practical, community building approaches at several events and meetings during COP15, the UN climate conference.

Indonesia: 3 prestigious national media awards recognized creators of Green Map stories!

Craik Canada: This rural Green Map project has added 1500 images to the online resources it already offers. Now building an eco centre using natural materials, the Craik Sustainable Living Project is planning to make a new Green Map in 2010.

Tianjin China: The "Love Without Borders" group provides delightful images of the 25 people who experienced their October Green Map workshop. Scroll further down for a translated Blog.

Iceland: Green Map Iceland held an exhibition celebrating the 3,171 sites they have charted using both Green Map Icons and ‘home grown’ Icelandic icons signifying volcanoes, whale-watching areas, light-houses and turf-houses.

Kauai Hawaii: Enjoy Current TV video clips about the Kauai Green Map and how it supports local green businesses created by Malama Kaua'i, a Kilauea based non-profit.

New York City: Recent interactions with local universities and student interns' reflections on their experience at the global Green Map office.

Budapest Hungary: A terrific new digital Budapest Green Map was launched at a press conference and resulted in exciting media coverage for the Hungarian Association of Conscious Consumers on World Heritage Day.

Detroit USA: Announcing plans to restart their project, Green Map Detroit invited all interested partners to meet and discuss at the Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit event.

Cape Town South Africa: As the city gears up to host the FIFA World Cup Games in 2010, the City of Cape Town is moving quickly on printed and Open Green Maps.

Click the 'More' link at the bottom of each page of the Blog - the stories continue. This is an inspiring testament to the diversity and impacts Green Map System has supported worldwide!

We hope you are inspired to support our work and all these green communities worldwide. Your donations are worth 50% more to Green Map in November, thanks to Global Giving and our board of directors. Special thanks to all who help us meet this Challenge. We all win when we work together to make the world a better place!

Visit GreenMap.org/news anytime for fresh Blog posts and inspiration, thanks to the dedication and insights of Green Mapmakers around the world.

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Sep 30, 2009

Green Map System Updates from China

On September 4, 2009 the Xiamen Evening Paper published a four-page story about the Green Map produced by China Mangrove Conservation Network. The story includes three Green Maps already published, and a report about a training workshop in August. The Mangrove Conservation Green Maps address climate adaptation and pollution prevention while protecting habitats. Xiamen is a coastal sub-provincial city in southeastern Fujian province of about 2,400,000 people, where hopefully many have now learned about sustainable living and Green Maps through this recent publication!

The Fresh Environmental Protection Agency of South China University of Technology (SCUT) recently published 2,000 copies of their "Higher Education Mega Center of Guangzhou Green Map." Their future plans include working with their university to distribute Green Maps to every new freshman in their student body of over 33,000 students!

Getting involved with Green Map Systems now will help further promote Green Mapmaking in China!


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Sep 30, 2009

Green Maps and Reducing Climate Impacts

Around the world, people of all backgrounds are stepping up their 'habit change' to reduce the speed of climate change. What does this mean to Green Map System and our global network?

Last week Green Map System participated in Climate Week NYC as the United Nations convened on this critical issue in our hometown, New York City. As part of the exhibit "How Climate Risks Might Change the Map of New York" we were able to share our energy-themed Powerful Green Map of New York City with many other New Yorkers (read more about the exhibit in the New York Times http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/22/climate-change-is-on-the-map-and-in-the-spotlight/).

We're also preparing to take part in COP 15 climate events in Copenhagen in December along with local Green Mapmakers as our work helps so many communities and individuals change habits and save energy, reducing pollution and greenhouse gases. Merging awareness, education and local resources, each Green Map leverages human power, a most valuable form of renewable energy!

Green Map System is reaching and motivating more cities and regions than ever – today, there are 600 locally-led Green Map projects in 55 countries. The interactive Open Green Map is also growing daily, with 6,000 sites charted since its launch on June 5, 2009. A great example of a climate-themed Green Map is the Swedish city of Malmo's Climate Open Green Map (OpenGreenMap.org/node/6303) featuring green buildings and advanced energy generation. Explore all the Open Green Maps for a plethora of green sites you can compare, share and learn from today! Enhance each map with your own site suggestions, viewpoints, images and impact assessments.

At GreenMap.org/csr, find out how Company Green Map projects have helped increase efficiencies, improve workplace practices and strengthened community relationships. Green Map System also takes action to reduce climate change from our wind-powered office and by working on our carbon-neutral server. We also have a worm bin composter, recycling bins, water filter, and are careful about our use of energy, materials, and resources. Most of us bike to work or walk to work, some commuting up to 10 miles!

By getting involved and supporting Green Maps now you will help reduce climate impacts and promote greener healthier communities worldwide.

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