As a Resource economics and Geography major at the University of Connecticut, I am very interested in mapping environmental and communal sustainability. Green Map System pursues this field with intelligence and commitment. I recently came in contact with Green Map System when I decided to direct the creation of a Green Map of my university, located in Storrs, CT.
During the summer of 2011, I am working as a summer intern at Green Map System. I enjoy working at an organization that diligently promotes environmental consciousness and sustainability.
Recently, the summer intern team has been mapping energy development in New York City. Thorough research has been done and many new energy sites have been added to our Open Green Map (which includes, among others, sites from the 2006 Powerful Green Map). The updated map will display certified LEED buildings, sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy sites, city parks and farmers markets throughout the five boroughs.
As part of my research, I have developed a guide that shows various energy maps of New York City. This guide contains maps that display the solar energy potential for every building in the city, such as the NYC Solar Map, developed in late June at the City University of New York. There are also maps that show the renewable energy potential for New York State, including Wind and Solar maps developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The new interactive NYC Energy Green Map will debut during Earth Day 2012.
In addition to the research I have been doing on renewable energy, I have also been working with Local Spokes to promote sustainable transportation, green infrastructure and urban design. Local Spokes is the Lower East Side/Chinatown Bicycling Coalition. I have put together a presentation for the Youth Ambassadors demonstrating Manhattan Island’s historical evolution and efforts to preserve and further maintain the natural environment.
Download the NYC Renewable Energy Guide
Download my presentation on Historical Evolution of New York City.
Now that the new map has debuted, we invite you to embed the NYC Energy Green Map into your own website!
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