Green Maps for a more sustainable future!

by Green Map System
Green Maps for a more sustainable future!
Green Maps for a more sustainable future!
Green Maps for a more sustainable future!
Green Maps for a more sustainable future!
Green Maps for a more sustainable future!
Green Maps for a more sustainable future!
Green Maps for a more sustainable future!
Green Maps for a more sustainable future!
Green Maps for a more sustainable future!
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Project Report | Dec 12, 2023
Thank you from Green Map

By Wendy Brawer | Director

Mapping in Mexico, South Africa, Japan & Iceland
Mapping in Mexico, South Africa, Japan & Iceland

In this year of the multi crisis, recognizing where progress is being made is critical to our sense of wellbeing.

This is why mapping becomes more important each day. Assets can be called out that foster new ways to take part in the greening of your own community. Liabilities can become challenges that rally attention that addresses issues and empowers redress. Seeing the breadth of projects underway locally can be transformative for all.

This is also why your donations to Green Map are so important - your support to our global work and our own local NYC work is fundamental to our movement’s ever growing reach and impacts! Thank you for your generosity!

It’s been exciting to see so many new projects taking shape this year. Here are some we discovered on social media and Google Alerts, like this great story from rural Brazil.

Young people in Jahu created their first Green Map twenty years ago, and this became the masterplan for the town. One of those youth now works with the Secretary of the Environment of Jaú, and today, thanks to Mr. Fabricio and team, a new Green Map is underway with similar ambitions is getting underway - read more at this blog post and follow SemeiaJahu to explore their hands-on approach to environmental education.

We often get alerts from Cape Town South Africa quite often, as the Green Map team has a lively website with continual posts about sustainability and the unique environment there. This one is delightful to imagine visiting, a bird reserve with hippos! Let’s go picnic there! 

Fresh from Cienfuegoes Cuba, in BNN Breaking, a Canadian publication: Green Map Project Hermanas Giral is the “means of consultation, information, and action, thereby helping the community navigate their path towards a sustainable future”. Follow this project and network on Facebook, too.

A bit of a throwback video was just posted in Tokyo, featuring the story of the award-winning Cycling Green Map project. As shown in Japanese, the process of determining where bike lanes belong was painstaking and fruitful, with genuine progress (find more details at GreenMap.org/impacts).

For those of you following the development of the Local Food icons, this project is now at a final culminating stage! It’s been fascinating to bring the draft set to public events and conferences and lots of important new concepts are now part of the set of 66 symbols related to production, enterprise, education, specialty topics and of course, the eating of Local Food. We had a terrific discussion with Mapmakers last week to make sure we truly covered all the bases.

Our thanks to all the donors to our microproject, which raised our spirits as well as provided funding for this new symbol set. Some of the money raised will go towards basic guides for using our new mapping platform in rural, low income and frontline communities. We think it’s so meaningful to be charting local food, we’ll be trying it ourselves, with a 2024 NYC Local Food for Climate Action Green Map. We'll be sharing the map as well as the methodology - you can follow the story here in the coming months.

Our best wishes for a peaceful holiday season and start to 2024! Thanks again for all your support in 2023! 

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Green Map System

Location: New York, NY - USA
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Twitter: @GreenMap
Project Leader:
Wendy E. Brawer
Founding Director & Secretary
New York , NY United States

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