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Open Green Map's global launch celebration will take place on Friday, June 5, 2009 - World Environment Day! On the same day, special events are being planned all over the world: Cape Town, Geneva, Jakarta, Stockholm, Baltimore, Pereira Colombia, the UK towns of Swansea, Clackmannanshire, Neath Port Talbot and other places!
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In New York City, where our global headquarters is located, join Green Map System in celebrating on Friday evening June 5! Our local event will take place from 6-8:30PM at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South in Manhattan. Our thanks to NYU's Sustainability Task Force, Bobst Library and Environmental Studies Program for supporting this event. We're hoping that everyone who comes will bring a green site, comment or image to add to the map! RSVP (optional): ogm-launch.eventbrite.com/
In the US, Map Global, Celebrate Local! Join Baltimore Green Map at Rawlings Conservatory in Druid Hill Park from 5:30 to 8:30. The Friends of Druid Hill Park are the co-hosts for this event which will include music, food, Jones Falls and Towson map displays, and, of course, opportunities to add sites to Baltimore's Open Green Map! Email: rsvp [@] baltogreenmap[.]org
The Mapa Verde project in Pereira, Colombia is also celebrating the global launch! Fundación Geovida in partnership with "Espacio y Ciudad" will encourage more citizen participation and involvement using this long waited interactive mapping tool. Former Mayor and famed planner Enrique Peñalosa recently met with local leaders promoting a civic collective for livable urban environments. He can't wait to see the resulting Green Maps, specifically related to cycling and public spaces, and promised commitment and support for this local initiative.
Cape Town, South Africa is celebrating the launch of Open Green Map and the Cape Town Green Map website launch - CapetownGreenMap.co.za- at the same time! ! Pre-register here here for a
Green Media Pass which can be used on 5th of June.
Members of the Indonesian Green Map network including Marco Kusumawijaya and Elanto Wijoyono will join with Bob Zuber of Green Map System from New York in convening workshops for teachers and other interested persons in Jakarta as part of Global Youth Service Day, June 6. Two days later, the same team will lead a workshop at the world-famous temple of Borobudur outside Yogyakarta, all a fitting contribution to the Open Green Map launch celebration. Find out more at GreenMap.or.id
In Sweden, come to the Stockholm Open Green Map Releasefest! In collaboration with the art gallery Candyland and art collective HAP, the event will start with a bike carnival and visit different interesting sites of the map, ending up at HAP for food, drinks and music! Details: stockholmgreenmap.se
Also in Sweden, Blekinge GreenMap team celebrates World Environment Day at the Music festival in Hoglands Park with music, speeches, organic products and exhibitions. The GreenMap team will be happy to answer your questions. Details: ekoblekinge.se/en/arkiv/250
In Grand Saconnex, just outside Geneva Switzerland, an exhibition of Green Maps from Buddhist countries is featured at the Geneva Conference Center of Buddhism, part of the citywide sustainability festival. Find details here about the opening and the debate on spirituality and environment that take place on June 5.
In the UK, Swansea Wales is celebrating the global launch of the Open Green Map while launching their latest local Community Green Map! This will take place at the same time as the launch of the Hard Rain and Vital Signs Exhibitions, two inspiring photography displays about sustainable solutions! Details to come.
The Open Green Map Launch will take place in Clackmannanshire, Scotland!
In partnership with the Ochils Landscape and the BBC Breathing Places Year of Action, Clackmannanshire Green Map initiative is taking part in a number of walks, Green Mapping and BBC's "Do One Thing for Nature" activities. Details: cgmi.org.uk or download here.
In Scotland, there's also the Falkirk Communities Along the Carron Green Map Launch! Join the mapping team, getting acquainted with Open Green Map and reviewing the results of the community survey that will inform this map. Details: from 10 am to 1 pm at Falkirk Council Community Planning Partnership "Map Room 5" in Falkirk Stadium.
Celebrating sustainability and social resources without barriers, Open Green Maps are always available, easily updated, expanded and explored in online, mobile and custom formats. Enrich today's world and envision a verdant, hopeful future with the Open Green Map platform!