Green Maps for a more sustainable future!

by Green Map System
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Summary

Motivating action worldwide, Green Map System is fueled by a remarkably diverse movement of local mapmakers who research, chart and promote their communities' sustainable living resources as well as its ecological, cultural and social justice sites. Through a locally-led process, we are building capacity in 65 countries. Now, as the urgency of climate change grows, we are 'going open' to help ensure that even more cities, towns and partnerships benefit from our icons and engagement resources.
$75,000.00
total goal
$33,160.00
remaining
529
donors
1
monthly donor
9
years active

Challenge

Too many people feel bewildered by ecological decline and climate change's complexities because they lack awareness of local resources and connections to make meaningful change. To encourage daily actions that support vibrant economies and thriving communities, our participatory tools and mapping technologies help local project leaders bring everyday solutions to light. As a result, across the US and worldwide, award-winning Green Maps highlight local places, pathways, people and resources.

Solution

An antidote to despair and apathy, Green Map gives people a new perspective on their own hometown's assets and challenges. Guiding the way to better choices, each edition - whether made by city officials, nonprofits, youth or everyday citizens - is a powerful platform for social change. With the launch of our new website and open toolkit in spring 2017, this expanding movement will build capacity, skills and collaboration for a more resilient, healthy, democratic and economically sound world.

Long-Term Impact

Moving from copyright to 'copy-left', we will combine our efforts with diverse 'smart cities' programs, mapping technologies, media, educators and others. Directly countering climate change, your support will accelerate our ability to build skills, networks and resources, enabling local Green Map teams to undertake a wider variety of community-building and sustainability initiatives. This will extend our impacts, yielding powerful new print & interactive Green Maps that help millions of people.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​GreenMap.org
Green Map System (our global website)
Green Map NYC (our own local mapping project)
Interactive Open Green Maps-made in 40+ countries!
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Organization Information

Green Map System

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.greenmap.org
Project Leader:
Wendy E. Brawer
Founding Director & Secretary
New York, NY United States

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