Green Map System

Green Map System

Communication, Community, Environment

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  • Posters about the Environment and U.S. History Free!

    Environment, Communication Design

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    I have uploaded free poster to my flickr site. They have a creative commons license! They are meant to encourage underserved communities to experience nature!

    www.flickr.com/jrenee

  • 500 Green Map Projects - a New Milestone!

    Environment, Environmental Design

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    *Announcing a New Milestone in Leadership Development!! *

    Along with our locally-led global network of Mapmakers, we are all pleased to celebrate new beginnings while we welcome new Green Map projects from all parts of the globe.

    In October we reached the 500 project mark with the involvement of Grupo Aves del Perú. With their own Mapa Verde, they will focus attention on Cusco's struggling bird habitats! The commitment of partners like these underscores our ability to help support biodiversity as well as green innovation, culture and social justice efforts in communities worldwide.

    To date in 2008, we have added 72 new Green Map projects, topping all previous year-end totals! October's new projects hail from near (NYU's Tourism program & Rochester NY) and far, including India (Gandhinagar), Romania (Bistrita & Livezile), Germany (Halle & Neustadt), Scotland (Dunipace Green), San Francisco and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Clearly, our efforts to provide support for these initiatives in the form of mapmaking resources, websites, workshop materials, youth modules and project publicity have worldwide impacts!

    Announcing New Supporters

    We hope you will join our newest supporters in assuring that each of these 502 projects has all the help they need to provide compelling Green Maps to help build sustainable communities. Special thanks to the socially responsible body care company Natura Cosmeticos for helping us invite all Spanish and Portuguese speakers, especia...

  • Open Green Map on a Roll!

    Environment, Environmental Design

    Open Green Map on a Roll!

    The enthusiasm is building as the Open Green Map project goes into full-scale production. Already a finalist in the NetSquared Challenge and presented at Beyond Broadcasting and Where 2.0 conferences, this inclusive, participatory social mapping website will put thousands of hopeful green sites from around the world on the map! Open Green Map will also share the public's insights, images and impacts about each of these significant places.

    Mixing social networking, familiar Google Map technology and Green Map’s award-winning iconography, Open Green Map will create a common platform for Green Mapmakers, Green Map users, and a global public that is becoming more and more adept at living green. Users of OGM will be able to select the themes they are most interested in, and explore the world from a fresh vantage point. They will also have quick access to the unique 'traditional' Green Maps published locally in each city, town or region.

    We believe that every community has resources to help individuals build healthier, greener communities together. But up until now, too many people lack the awareness and access they need to find and connect with those resources. Open Green Map will energize the booming green innovation, ‘go local’, regeneration and ecotourism movements with social networking and interactive mapping, empowering widespread participation in critical local environment, climate and equity issues worldwide.

    This season, a dozen ded...

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    Thank you for helping Green Map System win a Superlative Award in America's Giving Challenge. With your support, we finished in the Top Ten. In addition to a $1500 prize, we raised $7890 in direct support!

    Thanks to you, with these funds, development has begun on our open interactive online Green Mapmaking tool that will help people worldwide quickly share their own selection of sustainability sites, pathways and resources. With open commentary, green ratings and multimedia elements, everyone can get involved! We're planning a public debut for mid-year, find out more anytime at http://GreenMap.org/ggm.

    With so much happening at Green Map, we invite you to subscribe to our monthly Newsletter – it arrives by email and is a great way to follow our progress.

    Add your address to the box on our home page or click reply and write 'Newsletter' in the subject line. Do it by Sunday to receive our March edition. If you prefer to follow our progress online, visit the News section of GreenMap.org at your convenience.

    In addition, as seen at http://GreenMap.org/icons, we will print our new Icon Poster next week featuring our freshly updated global iconography. We'd be pleased to send all our wonderful Challenge donors a copy!

    If you would like a poster, click reply and send us your mailing address (we won't give it to other organizations). We also won't be bombarding you with email after this, but may occasionally send you important messages, for example, once our party to celebr...

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PO Box 249
New York, NY 10002
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212.674.1631

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Moderator: Wendy Brawer