Jul 18, 2019

Summer in the City with Green Map!

Green Map is covered in AM New York by Jeff Siegel
Green Map is covered in AM New York by Jeff Siegel

 

Front Page News! 

Special thanks to all who contributed to our NYC Climate Action project this Spring, which is creating new models for the global movement as we serve our local community.

Yes, NYC has declared a Climate Emergency! We took part and provided testimony in the lead up to the June 26th resolution by NYC City Council. Green Map has been ‘at the table’ several times this season as important policy changes are discussed and enacted.

The first NYC Green Map funded by you and LES Ready is online at bit.ly/coolLES! Refresh LES is all about saving energy while keeping cool. We mapped all kinds of places to be comfortable and relaxed while the summer sun is baking the city. Download it today or request free print copies. In keeping with our new open source policy, we made the file available for making your own version of this highly localized map. This project was inspired by Green Map Tokyo’s original Cool Share project. We hope there are abundant social benefits from being cool together, as well as cleaner air and reduced Urban Heat Island effect.

Cape Town Green Map: Celebrating 10 years of great work!

Way back in 2009, Cape Town’s first Green Map rolled off the presses. Now the 9th edition is being readied for release and everyone is celebrating ! This terrific team has continued their news service too, and you can catch up at capetowngreenmap.co.za. They also played an important role in galvanizing the public's involvement in the city’s 2018 water crisis and can now report that drinking water reserves are 50% replenished. 

June 5, World Environment Day, also marked the 10th year of Open Green Map! As noted in our recent newsletter, work continues on the new version of this social mapping platform, which will be presented at FOSS4G, the open source mapping conference in August. Our thanks to the amazing team of Ciprian Samoila and Bogdan Szabo for this work-in-progress!

We're wishing you the best for the season, and donors, yes! Good news: Global Giving has set July 18th as a great day to have your donation matched! Thank you for your support and all you do for a healthy environment and climate. 

 

Refresh LES - the coolest NYC Green Map!
Refresh LES - the coolest NYC Green Map!
Bike Ready is in the news!
Bike Ready is in the news!
Joining the Youth #Fridays4Future strike in NYC
Joining the Youth #Fridays4Future strike in NYC

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Jun 3, 2019

Thank You! an Update from Green Map NYC

#FridaysforFuture youth, electeds & our director
#FridaysforFuture youth, electeds & our director

Thank you to Green Map NYC donors!

When you pitched in during our Climate Action campaign in April, you helped us raise a combined total of over $8,500! Thank you to 100+ donors, you are wonderful friends to our organization, some giving twice or becoming recurring donors. We made it to 4th place - really great for the first time we posted our NYC project! 

So what has your help generated so far for Green Map projects?

You made it possible for us to take part in the House of Solutions on Governors Island this Summer! Our first two all-ages free workshops are this weekend, June 8th and 9th from 1:30-3:30 in Nolan Park #4B. RSVP here. We’ll be mapping observations together, and later this summer, combining many different viewpoints into a Green Map that will help everyone bring home climate action ideas from the September 21 Festival - save the date! 

This summer, there are great programs every weekend at the House of Solutions, hosted by Human Impacts Institute and the Climate Reality project. Nolan Park, in a peaceful grove on the island's northeast quarter, has a dozen other houses full of green groups! Escape from the city with picnic, sunhat, bikes and friends - it’s a truly terrific 'staycation' destination! See govisland.com/things-to-do 

In addition to the climate action Green Map that will launch Sept 21, we will release the first 'Cool' Green Map in July. Created for our community on the Lower East Side, the goal is being comfortable without using your own AC, reducing electricity use and building community connections at the same time. Funded in part by LES Ready and your donations, watch twitter.com/GreenMapNYC for debut news next month. 

Our team is taking part in several climate initiatives, including the Youth Climate Strike, Extinction Rebellion, Beyond Plastics, East River Alliance, the Stanton Building Task Force and more. Our director has gotten our community board to make a Resolution to support street trees and stewardship, and soon, we will invite you to upcoming events that tie in. We'll also be testing the Eco-Story Dice, created by Baltimore Green Map’s Janet Felsten and our board member, Barent Roth... more to come.

By the way, Global Giving is matching recurring donations this entire year! On the 4th month of your donation, we get 100% match - see details here. NYC Green Maps + Climate Action has 4 recurring donors, if we get to 6, we get points (we like points!).

Thanks much to each of you - wishing you all a great green summer! 

EcoStory Dice are being 3-D printed & tested
EcoStory Dice are being 3-D printed & tested
All ages workshops this weekend on Govs Island
All ages workshops this weekend on Govs Island

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Apr 18, 2019

Take climate action + 50% match for NYC maps & projects

Experiencing the green side of the city
Experiencing the green side of the city

Although we have retired our Chinese project fundraiser on GlobalGiving, for the very first time, we are using this platform for our local Green Map NYC project. We're doing lots of important, inclusive with our own local community. 

We invite you to check out our profile, including the documentation to find out about our climate projects and how this will impact Green Maps being made around the world, including in China, Taiwan and in Chinese-speaking communities all over. Thank you for your attention, and we hope, your contribution!  

Right now, we are competing for the most unique donors in GlobalGiving Climate Campaign. You can help us win with as little as $10 (€5 or £5). Please donate now and give this project greater visibility. 

9AM ET on Earth Day, Monday April 22 WOW! 50% match, while funds last.

 Your donations can help us win visibility until Monday April 29. There's a nice bonus for recurring gifts too.  Thank you! 

Please Support this Climate Project!
Please Support this Climate Project!
Chinatown NYC Green Map (in Spanish!) by Carlos M
Chinatown NYC Green Map (in Spanish!) by Carlos M

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