Green Map NYC published its first map highlighting climate change in 2006. Today, with climate urgency transforming our priorities, Green Map System seeks your support for a variety of replicable local climate justice action projects, on the map, in the media and on the streets. Soon, we will "activateNYC" to provide training to local nonprofit staff members, interns and others to use the Green Map Platform to highlight themes in accordance with their own missions. Follow at GreenMap.org/nyc.
With hundreds of miles of coastline and eight million residents, NYC is particularly vulnerable. Climate change is destined to reshape NYC's future, and by extension, all cities impacted by 'manhattanization'. In 2012, we learned that socially resilient communities recovering faster from Superstorm Sandy. Costing NYC $19 billion, the stresses Sandy revealed accelerated our mission. Today we're building knowledge, networks and skills with a diversity of maps, community projects, media and more.
Edison said, "we can't solve problems with the same kind of thinking we used when we created them". We are experienced and understand how to engage and empower people with capacities that support local sustainability and regenerative culture. Moreover, Green Map System is now open source and is partnering creatively to engage urban dwellers in building a climate-smart future. NYC, our home community, has always been our testing ground for new ideas that often become models for other communities.
With NYC as our base, we build and test resources used in 65 countries including award-winning icons, an adaptable framework and new open mapping Platform. Our Activate project has received a CitizensNYC planning grant. We'll be in residence at Swale House on Governors Island this fall. Our Director was appointed to the Trust for Governors Island, too, where a new Climate Exchange is taking shape. Green Map NYC is continually extending partnerships for a convivial community and climate health.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).