On October 2, 2012, we moved 6 very full, well organized boxes containing hundreds of Green Maps and related materials contributed by Green Mapmakers from around the world to the New York Public Library's wonderful Map Room. There, each of the resources will be properly archived and available to the public, researchers, journalists, and other interested professionals as reference materials in perpetuity. We are delighted to have this collection delivered. We planned the launch, but then, Hurricane Sandy intervened. Impacts on the regional transit system lingered on, impacting staff at the NYPL, therefore our:
We celebrated on March 27, 2013 - Enjoy the Photos by Peter Shapiro!
We invite you to join Green Map System on Wednesday March 27 from 5:30-7:30 PM for the launch of the Green Map Archive in the Map Room at 42nd & Fifth in the Main NYPL. Enjoy an insider's tour of the NYPL's world-class map collection, meet Green Map’s Board and many of the people behind this local-global achievement! The launch event also celebrates the new website GreenMapNYC.org. Recently completed under the aegis of desigNYC by OTTO NY and Oceanic Fiji, the new site features our organization’s diverse local initiatives, including Green Maps by us and other groups and schools across NYC.
Special thanks to digital librarian Matthew Knutzen - pictured here with Wendy Brawer, Green Map's director holding one of the outreach materials created in Budapest by the Association of Conscious Consumers. "It's an exciting day!" Wendy declared. "We are fulfilling a promise with a process that has taken 3 years to complete." We have created an inventory reviewed by the Mapmakers, updates and progress reports about this process, which involved NYU Bobst Librarian Andy Rutkowski and NYU Green Grants, University of Michigan School of Information students, interns and staff, including Yutaka Nakashima who completed the final details and delivery. Our legal representative, Nina Reznick, Esq. and our board also took part. Special thanks to all!