Thanks to Global Giving donors, Green Map System had a remarkable 2010! Our highlights starts out with 94 newly registered locally-led Green Map projects, followed by the highlights of our accomplishments shown below. We have many goals for 2011, so we invite you to take action today –please donate to help cities worldwide become more sustainable and healthy today.
Making it easy to collect sites for Open Green Maps with our Mobile Data Collector for smartphones and iPhones
To share Green Maps, Photos, Blogs in any website, we created embeddable widgets
Created Icon posters, postcards and other adaptable resources in new languages
Inventoried Green Maps and locally created materials for our print and digital Archive
Planning for our new Mapmaker collaboration platform
Training of 14 interns from several countries (this includes our Summer program. Here's a quote from participant Morgan Leykam, who was subsequently hired to create the City's Green Map in Stamford Connecticut, "There is a lot of excitement built around it - most people I've spoken to said they've been waiting for something like this to unite all the green efforts being made").
15th Anniversary Celebration, May - Budapest
Smithsonian National Design Triennial – Green Map in exhibition, book, family guide and events, from May to Jan - NYC
US Social Forum, workshop and exchanges, Detroit - June
Green Map Exhibit at Finlandia University, Michigan - September
Art in Odd Places Site Marker Test & party, October - NYC
Participation in the United Nations' COP 10 with exhibition, forum, exchanges, media events with Aichi Green Map, October - Nagoya Japan
Our Local 'beyond the map' Initiatives As we participate in these projects, we utilize skills and networks developed while producing our own local NYC Green Maps. Each has enhanced our role in the region:
Lower East Side/Chinatown Bicycling Coalition
Jersey City Farm in the City
Parsons The New School of Design Social Innovation Program
E3NYC Cleantech Expo (planning for 2014)
Green Map entrepreneurship development and thesis
New Technology on GreenMap.org
Doubled the number of green sites on the Open Green Map platform in 2010
Mapmakers and Maps Profile pages re-designed and cross-referenced
GreenMap.org/icons now powers search of Open Green Map sites by the icon
Social media integration and resources
Updated our Press center, Impacts and other pages
Added our 7th language, Chinese, to Open Green Map
Best of Green: Treehugger’s Best Tool for Green Travelers
eServices for Citizens and Corporations, Living Labs Global
Just Means - FT Social Innovation Awards finalist
Selected by DesigNYC for GreenAppleMap.org makeover in 2012
Cape Town Green Map wins Golden Trash Award
Towson University wins Silver from the US University & College Designers Association
Renovating the Rust Belt in Ohio
20 new Green Maps at Shanghai Expo
Reykjavik’s printed Green Map debuts
Washington DC’s online and printed Green Maps debut
Find others at GreenMap.org/media
2011 Could be our Highest Impact Year Yet!
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