Happy Climate Action Week! Your support is critical to our work. Here is one day of what we do, for example:
On Saturday, we held an online demo of our new mapping platform, OGM2, this time with participants from Afghanistan, Canada, Scotland, South Africa, Arizona, New York and Washington (find links these demos to GreenMap.org/stories/ogm2, where the list of platform features and presentations is growing).
The demo included OGM2's new site collection tool, and then, we went out to test this new Campaign webapp in the real world.
Green Map NYC joined a spring gathering in East River Park on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. We partnered with LES Breathe, a community group addressing the environmental, health and climate impacts of the ESCR project. Many are concerned about upcoming years of construction, and the lack of transparency and review of this monolithic raising of a 45 acre park. OGM2's new Campaign feature provided an opportunity to engage people in sharing their perspective on the Monitoring East River Park Green Map. Explore it at bit.ly/erpmap
A part of East River Park Action, LES Breathe co-hosted an Open Data Week panel with Beta NYC and the Borough President’s office in March. The focus is on developing community resources and alliances for air quality awareness and action.
This work ties in with Green Map NYC’s involvement with street tree stewardship, community gardening and other neighborhood climate health projects. We’re also part of the Dutch Kills Loop, an infrastructure reuse project in Long Island City, the Loisaida Open Streets Community Coalition and more, all described in the new project document posted on our GlobalGiving profile.
As you can see, our local work benefits New York City and the global Green Map network. The two work hand-in-hand.
In closing, we'd like to share that last week, our director had the honor of being the first speaker in the International Society of Participatory Mapping’s new Storylines series (recording is here). Follow @ISPMapping on Twitter for updates on the series.
Our best wishes to all this Earth Week - Climate Action Week! Thanks again!