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Open Green Map Site Collector

I am excited about the potential for the Open Green Map Site Collector as a tool to enhance green maps as well as increase popularity of use.

Joburg Green Map arrives in time for Spring!

Johannesburg - the City of Gold - is hoping to give itself a green spring cleaning this week as it launches its very own city wide Green Map for the first time. Like all Green Maps it features the world renowned icons that are associated with the global Green Map project and is visually similar to the Cape Town Green Map so as to keep a consistent style going across the country.

Content wise, the Joburg Green Map is focused on issues which affect the city and has a comprehensive listing of sites associated specifically with recycling, parks and fresh food. It also has its own community of green events and bloggers which are contributing fresh thinking to the topic of the environment in the city. read more »

First Green Map for Tirana, Albania - Developed in ArcGIS Explorer

Green Map developed in ArcGIS Explorer

Students of the school "Deshmoret e Lirise" prepared the first Green Map for Tirana, the capital of Albania. They created a Green Map showing the present locations of green resources, and a Future Green Map capturing their proposal for new green resources. They composed the maps using paper and crayons, and afterwards used ArcGIS Explorer to transfer those maps into a Geographic Information System. At the end, they wrote a letter to the Mayor of Tirana, asking for their work to be published on the web site of the Municipality of Tirana.

Read their letter to the Mayor in English and in Albanian.read more »

First Green Map for Tirana, Albania - Hand Made

Green Map developed by hand

Students of the school "Deshmoret e Lirise" prepared the first Green Map for Tirana, the capital of Albania. They created a Green Map showing the present locations of green resources, and a Future Green Map capturing their proposal for new green resources. They composed the maps using paper and crayons, and afterwards used ArcGIS Explorer to transfer those maps into a Geographic Information System. At the end, they wrote a letter to the Mayor of Tirana, asking for their work to be published on the web site of the Municipality of Tirana.

Read their letter to the Mayor in English and in Albanian.read more »

Rio+20 negotiations

In Rio de Janeiro governments are meeting to discuss future sustainable development (http://www.uncsd2012.org). Unfortunately governments fail to make a progress, therefor civil society organizations active in the Rio+20 negotiations has launched "THE FUTURE WE DONT WANT" e-petition campaign and we count on you to sign and share it with all your constituencies.

THIS IS A RESPONSE TO THE NEW NEGOTIATING TEXT PRESENTED TODAY BY THE BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT AND TOMORROW WE WILL BRING THIS UNDER THE ATTENTION OF EUROPEAN COMMISSION DELEGATES AND THE PRESS. THE TEXT MAKES NOT A SINGLE MENTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, PRINCIPLE 10 OR A HIGH-LEVEL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE FUTURE. WHILE EFFICIENCY IS QUOTED 14 TIMES AND ECONOMIC GROWTH 20 TIMES, THERE IS NOT A SINGLE QUOTE ON SUFFICIENCY, PLANETARY BOUNDARIES OR LIMITS.read more »

A festival of feedback

The Annual Solstice Festival was celebrated in Broederstroom yesterday.

The Festival is a proven success, attracting hundreds of people to the Magaliesberg Biosphere for the day. Local Musicians and Craft Beer are the items at the top of the bill.

We rolled out a region map, indicated some popuar places to kickstart the process, and then invited the festive crowd to indicate where they love to go and why.

We "discovered" some new places, and confirmed others. It was a wonderful day under the clear winter sky of the Magaliesberg Biosphere.

Cel-Earth-Bration planned in Hawthorne by The Gazette, NorthJersey.comm, United States, 2012 ()
Interview with Sustainable Pousada Owner by Brazil Green Map, Vimeo, Brazil, 2012 ()
Teacher Seminars on Climate Change and Health and other Education GIS News by Adena Schutzberg, All Points Blog (APB), United States, 2012 ()
City celebrates its unique and irreplaceable biodiversity by Cape Town Green Map, Cape Town Green Map, South Africa, 2012 ()
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