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Awards and Recognition for GMS

Creative Climate Action Award

#Resiliency – the ability to bounce back after a disruption – depends on a strong community and the kinds of connections that Green Maps provide. Our newest NYC maps and activities won a Creative Climate Action Award in October! Thanks to the Human Impacts Institute for honoring our Adapting to Change - Lower East Ride Cycling Tour and Green Maps that provide a view of Superstorm Sandy’s impacts and resiliency resources around our Lower East Side neighborhood. Spanish, Chinese and English editions were produced to include neighborhood’s diverse residents - download them at facebook.com/lower.east.ride. This is also the place to find out about the engaging cycling tours we have been hosting along with our partners at Partnerships for Parks. read more »

Report on activities in Green Map System 2011

In 2011 work on the «Water Map of Kazan city» in the Green Map System is actively continued. We presented our project at different ecological competitions and conferences. List of the most significant events, where we presented our project «Water Map of Kazan city» is presented below:

- The project "Water map of Kazan city" won the Russian National Junior Water Prize in Moscow (April 2011) and received the right to present Russian Federation at the Stockholm Junior Water Prize;

- We have created a Youth Ecological Portal and called it GreenTeen (greenteen.ru). It provides information of different environmental issues and different ecological events, conferences, competitions, etc. Firstly we have placed «The water map of Kazan city» on this site. The moderators of the site are schoolchildren. The portal was created in April 2011. At the present time it is actively developing;read more »

We Win NetSquared Invitational!

NetSquared Invitational Winner!

We are happy to share the good news that Open Green Map has won the NetSquared Invitational!

Green Map System is really thrilled that our short video has received lots of votes and the jury's support. This award comes with plenty of help for our social mapping platform's ongoing development in the coming months, which is really great because we have big plans!! Thank you videographer Peter Shapiro, NetSquared, TechSoup, our staff and technical team as well as the Green Mapmakers who have now published more than 250 diverse Open Green Maps! read more »

Greenmap site received environmental award!

Award winner Ben Andersen for work with EkoBlekinge and Green map

It is with great honor I received an environmental price for my 3 years of voluntary work with the site EkoBlekinge.se which is also home for Blekinge Green Map.

The motivation was that the site makes local environmental and sustainable projects visible and for the work with Green Map.

900 children in the region has participated and shared their thoughts on the subject "We will save the world". The result is a book with drawings, poetry and interviews on the subject which will be sold and the earnings is the award price. This enables me to put more work into the site and Green Map. That in combination with the publicity for EkoBlekinge.se will boost the visibility of local sustainable initiatives!read more »

4BsHive - Collaborational Green Mapping across Europe

The '4BsHive' is a transnational project between four river cities: Bristol (UK), Berlin (Germany), Budapest (Hungary) and Bistrita (Romania). The project set in motion a collaborative, green map-making process within and among these four European partners:

The 4BsHive project started right after a Grundtvig Preparatory Visit in early 2009. After two years of numerous adult learners mobilities and green mapping workshops, the 4BsHive project ended in July 2011. You may learn about all common and local results at the European Shared Treasure database.

One of our greatest result is a documentary video, which highlights scenes from the study visits and the workshops in each of the cities involved. We also created an electronic booklet entitled “The 4Bs’ Green Mapping Guide”read more »

Victor J. Papanek Social Design Award - 2011

We are inspired by Victor J Papanek

We are proud to share the news that the Open Green Map is a Winner of the first Victor J. Papanek Social Design Award!

As Victor's groundbreaking work helped to inspire the inception of Green Map System, we are delighted to be one of the four recipients of this prestigious new 2011 international award. Our Director will take part in the awards ceremony and exhibition opening in Vienna on November 9, followed by a conference celebrating the new Papanek Foundation. More details about the New York Design for the Real World Redux exhibit will be added here soon. read more »

Cape Town's IOC Olympics Sport & Environment Award

Cape Town at the IOC Award Ceremony

We are delighted to share this good news from the Cape Town Green Map project leader, Arne Purves, Professional Officer in the City's Sustainable Resource Management division:

"The Cape Town Green Map is proud to have been a part of the award winning 2010 Green Goal program, the environmental programme for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup that was held in South Africa June/July 2010. Recognition from the IOC is a huge honor and has ensured that the City of Cape Town's 2010 Green Goal programme really sets the standard for "Greening" large sporting events into the future."read more »

Our App Wins! Treehugger Best of Green 2011

Treehugger Best of Green 2011 Winner!

Great News! Green Map wins Treehugger Best of Green 2011 in Science and Technology: Best Eco App for a Smart Phone!

We are delighted to share this news about our mobile tools and the newest Add a Site feature!

Special thanks to Té Baybute, Tom Turnbull, Akiko Rokube, Gottfried Haider, Stan Weichers, Eric Goldhagen and Mark Libumen at OpenFlows and Scott and team at Appmakr and everyone who contributed to the development of this project! read more »

Cape Town Green Map wins Golden Trash Award

The Cape Town Green Map was recently awarded a Golden Trash Award, receiving 2 Leaves!

The criteria for this award are:

We’re looking to celebrate the world of Green online. We want to award people and sites that are passionate about and ready to stand up for eco-issues that are relevant to today’s cyber communities and the world beyond that. We won’t accept just any old sites – your website is your online face and we expect it to look eco-good!read more »

Towson U Go Green Map wins Silver!

Towson University's Go Green Map

Great news from Jessica Ring, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design / Department of Art at Towson University and Green Map collaborator:

“The Student Green Map won a Silver award in the Going Green category of the 40th Annual University & College Designers Association Design Competition. The judges evaluated 52 entries in these categories, awarding 14 awards—2 Gold Awards, 7 Silver Awards and 5 Awards of Excellence. In total, 1,300 print, electronic media, and going green entries, awarding 237 awards in the those categories. A total of 6 Gold Awards, 18 Silver Awards and 213 Awards of Excellence were chosen.”read more »

Best Tool for Green Travelers!

Treehugger's Best of Green Award

We are delighted that our Open Green Map sustainability mapping platform has been selected by Treehugger.com for 2010's Best of Green, and designated the Best Tool for Green Travelers!

There are now over 10,000 sites to explore! See more than 100 Open Green Maps on your desktop, mobile or iPhone!

Special thanks to the City of Oakland California for creating the Open Green Map featured by Treehugger - Oakland is also the first to test out data importing on the OGM platform.

Thank you Treehugger! Your coverage of Green Maps created around the world has been outstanding!


"中国大学生环保行动创意大赛" 广州大学城绿地图绘制与推广项目获得创意实现奖

Award certificates

项目名称:广州大学城绿地图绘制与推广项目
团队名称:Fresh环保协会绿地图项目组
项目概述:
项目内容主要是绘制出版并推广广州大学城的绿地图。
此项目是在广州大学城,招募大学生志愿者共同绘制出版绿地图。这次是以大学生为绘制主体,以大学生独特的视角绘制绿地图,也为现实的环境现象留下珍贵的记录。
绿地图绘制出版完成后,我们通过环教、公宣、义卖、图片展等方式宣传推广绿地图,并通过协会论坛、Green Map的网站、传媒等,让更多的人参与到项目中来。read more »

Finalist: Social Innovation Awards!

Social Innovation Award

Green Map System is pleased to be a Just Means - FT Social Innovation Awards finalist! We'll find out if we won in the Communications category on March 24th, and in the meantime, you can link to our entry, rich with images, pdfs and videos. You can also vote for us there!

Living Labs Global Award Winner!

Living Labs Global in Stockholm

The Open Green Map interactive mapping platform is a winner in the Living Labs Global contest, selected by Stockholm, Sweden's technology park, in the category of eServices for Citizens and Corporations.

Here is a link about the Award event. You can view our entry here.

We're honored and look forward to the opportunity to work with Stockholm's technology park, Kista Science City. We have a wonderful Green Map project in that city, led by Max Goldstein, Therese Kristiansson and colleagues!read more »

中国大学生校园环保行动创意大赛

获奖证书

C:项目情况描述
项目实施时间 2009.4——2009.12
项目实施地 华农校内及武汉某“绿色”社区
项目概述:简短描述项目的内容(200字以内)
该项目以社区为平台和载体,结合抗击气候变化的社会热点,推广低碳生活方式,将绿色融入人们的生活中。
这次我们走出大学校园,绘制据学校较近的社区绿地图。从大学生到社区居民,各个职业的人都将参与其中,并能够从绘制绿地图的过程中理解并践行低碳的生活方式。
绿地图的成品经印刷出版后,将极大地推动社区创建生态小区的进程,也将使该社区成为武汉第一个低碳生活社区。read more »

Indonesian Journalists Recognized for Green Map Coverage

TPI TV's winning journalist team

Coverage about Green Map projects won 3 awards from the Indonesian Ministry of Public Works in November 2009!

Mapmaker Marco Kusumawijaya won first prize in On-line Media category with his "Warga, Tata Ruang, Jakarta Lestari" (Citizen, Spatial Plan, Sustainable Jakarta) which appeared in his blog, Rujak.org.

Second Best was won by a group of writers for "Peta Lokal, Jaringan Global" (Local Maps, Global Network) at Majalah Temporead more »

Cause /Affect Award for Open Green Map!

Wendy Brawer at the Cause / Affect Awards

We're so pleased to have our work recognized by the AIGA design organization in San Francisco's Cause/ Affect social design competition.

There are several categories to explore online, and here are the Environment winners - we are happy to be with such illustrious company!

1st: “The California Academy of Sciences Exhibit” – Volume Inc.
2nd: “Clif Bar 2 Mile Challenge” – Clif Bar & Company
3rd: “Open Green Map” – Green Map System

Our work is included in the exhibit that runs through August 9, 2009 at the AIGA office.read more »

Index Awards Finalist!!

Index Awards

We're very pleased to announce that the Open Green Map was selected as a Finalist for the 2009 Index Award, the prestigious Danish social design prize!

Our entry was shortlisted in the Community category. Click this link to see our entry online and to find out about the global traveling exhibit that started its journey in Copenhagen in August. We're very pleased that our social mapping platform is featured in this exhibit and the Index Prize book.read more »

We Media & Ashoka Changemakers Honors the Open Green Map

Although the Open Green Map social mapping platform did not win, in February 2009, our 'pitch' to the We Media & Ashoka Changemakers jurors led to some great exchanges and connections!

Tele Atlas Maps In Apps Third Prize Winner

Tele Atlas is the provider of the base maps that appear on Google Maps. Their Fall 2008 competition for wireless devices was exciting for us because we were able to demonstrate our Open Green Map platform at the CTIA Wireless convention, and met hundreds of people interested in our unique social purpose application. We also won $10,000 in cash and $10,000 in TeleAtlas data, both a boon to platform development!