NYC Green Maps + Climate Action

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NYC Green Maps + Climate Action
NYC Green Maps + Climate Action
NYC Green Maps + Climate Action
NYC Green Maps + Climate Action
NYC Green Maps + Climate Action
NYC Green Maps + Climate Action
NYC Green Maps + Climate Action
NYC Green Maps + Climate Action
NYC Green Maps + Climate Action
NYC Green Maps + Climate Action
NYC Green Maps + Climate Action
NYC Green Maps + Climate Action
NYC Green Maps + Climate Action
NYC Green Maps + Climate Action
NYC Green Maps + Climate Action
NYC Green Maps + Climate Action
NYC Green Maps + Climate Action
NYC Green Maps + Climate Action
NYC Green Maps + Climate Action
NYC Green Maps + Climate Action
NYC Green Maps + Climate Action
NYC Green Maps + Climate Action
NYC Green Maps + Climate Action
NYC Green Maps + Climate Action
Nov 21! Join NYC Whisky's 10th celebration benefit
Nov 21! Join NYC Whisky's 10th celebration benefit

Save the date and join us on Thursday November 21st at Brooklyn Brewery for a great Tasting Party which benefits our nonprofit!

Our thanks to NYC Whisky and all its fans and friends, and yes! please join the party, too!

You'll be benefiting our open source mission to ‘think global and map local’, plus this event supports lots of related local sustainability initiatives by our organization and the Green Map network here, there and everywhere.

Event: November 21st, 7-9pm at Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th 
(near the L train at Bedford stop in Brooklyn)
Get your tickets here:  https://nycwhisky.ticketleap.com/10aniv/

Happy 10th anniversary, NYC Whisky! Our thanks to you and all pur GlobalGiving donors! 

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Everyone can help reduce Urban Heat Island effect!
Everyone can help reduce Urban Heat Island effect!

All summer, we’ve been out and about, helping new projects get rolling, distributing our newest map, and getting involved with planning for September’s days of climate action around the United Nations and across the city. 


NYC: A Climate Emergency was declared June 26th. 21 days later, our Refresh LES Green Map was published, both as a PDF and as a folding map. Pairing cool, healthy and free places with energy saving and urban heat island information, 2,500 copies went like ‘hot cakes’! Check it out at http://bit.ly/coolLES, and find places, indoors and out, to be comfortable while the city bakes. Download it in English or Spanish, thanks to you, our Global Giving donors, and LES Ready. In keeping with our new open source policy, the map file is available for making your own bespoke version. We hope NYC’s first Cool Green Map inspires other neighborhoods and cities to consider making their own in time for the next heat wave. 

Events in NYC:

Monday, Sept 16   Go Green Map!
5 to 7pm at Siempre Verde Garden, 181 Stanton on Manhattan’s Lower East Side

Curious about creating a Green Map with your neighborhood, school or group? Join us to find out how to use adaptable youth and community resources to map sustainability, generate climate action & support a greener, healthier city! Free, all ages welcome to this LUNGS Harvest Arts Fest event! 

Sept 12-29  Who Takes Care of New York? at Queens Museum
We’re in STEW MAP’s citywide stewardship exhibit

Sept 20  Join us at the Global Climate Strike, at noon in Foley Square,or find a sister event organized by youth all over the world at https://globalclimatestrike.net/ Support this action on Friday Sept 27, too. Greta Thunberg in NYC - Yes! We volunteered at her arrival, joining Climate Nexus, 350.org and other groups at the marina when this powerful climate activist stepped foot in the Americas! 

Sept 26  A Walk in the Park - SDGs in the Real World
4 to 6:30 PM in Sara D Roosevelt Park, starting at SE corner of 2nd Ave and Houston St.

While they may seem formal and distant, examples of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are all around us. Join us in SDR Park, and use our self-guiding map (or join a tour) and visit the 17 SDG stations, including exemplary neighbors and community assets. Special speakers, surprises, refreshments and plenty of nature to enjoy on this Walk in the Park as you experience the SDGs in the Real World! 

Join Green Map System and the Sara D Roosevelt Park Community Coalition in celebrating NYC’s Climate Week and the Global Week to #ACT4SDGS. All are welcome to this free outdoor event, rain or shine. Details: http://GreenMap.org/SDGparkwalk19

More News:

OGM2: Lots of progress is being made on our new Open Green Map mapping platform. OGM2 is the second version of Green Map’s own ‘social mapping platform’. Bogdan Szabo and Ciprian Samoila delivered the first public talks about it at, the open mapping conference at the end of August (watch for the livestream archive on a blog we will post in September). With field testing underway now, we look forward to moving this platform into every day usage in the coming months.

Stuyvesant & Hudson NY: A brand new Green Map project is getting underway upstate. Started by artist Sandra Kopenen, the group includes people involved in much-needed regenerative growing. This map will soon share a regional story that includes everything from community food forests, edible landscapes, youth, flower and carbon farming. 

Azabu University, Japan: We are delighted that the students of Fumiyo Murayama will be creating a new Green Map, with a featured event in the Nanasawa Forest Park this fall. They are also creating the Japanese version of the SDGs - Green Map Icon matching chart. We are always inspired by Japanese Green Mapmakers: The Cool Share Map inspired Refresh LES and we even borrowed the Go Green Map logo from one of the books created in 2010 by Aichi Green Map!

Looking forward to lots more #climateAction with you this fall - and thank you for your support! 
Sept 26, experience the UN SDGs in a great park!
Sept 26, experience the UN SDGs in a great park!
Work with youth or communities? Come on over 9/16!
Work with youth or communities? Come on over 9/16!

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#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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Location: New York, NY - USA
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Wendy Brawer
New York, NY United States
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