Green Mapping a green building in Beijing, 2008
Green Map has ‘moved the mountain’. Yes, after nine years of great progress and excitingly diverse global accumulation, this summer we moved two blocks east. Overlooking a community garden and a lively urban streetscape in the East Village, our new space brings us closer to our own community's local sustainability efforts.
During our move, we took time to organize all of our photos, maps and materials from Green Map projects around the world. We so enjoyed this that selected resources from China are featured here. This work is helping us prepare to update our popular book, Mapping our Common Ground. It focuses on community mapping and grassroots sustainability. Created with Green Mapmakers in Cuba, Brazil, the US and Canada, this update is led by the Groundworks project at University of Victoria, and supported by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Our organization's Board of Directors has expanded, too. Our first Chinese member is Josh Yu, who is the North America Liaison at the Taiwan Green Trade Project Office here in New York. We also added Meredith Gray of the Coop School in Brooklyn, Lela Prashad of the mapping for impact organization, NiJel, and Chelsea Wittman of Google. Our appreciation to outgoing board members Lara Penin and Randy Meech, as well as to you! We can’t do this work to benefit people in so many places without your help.
Our best wishes to all as Summer turns to Autumn!
Green Map Workshop with Friends of Nature, 2007
Kunming Ancient Town Green Map 2012