In October 2010, our director, Wendy Brawer, and Jakarta Green Mapmaker, Marco Kusumawijaya of Rujak.org were invited to Japan by Aichi Green Map. Along with Keiko Nakagawa and Hagiwara-san of Chubu Recycle, the NGO that has led the remarkable Aichi effort for 7 years, we took part in forums, exhibits, parties and meetings.
Our story starts in November 2016, when our director, her partner Ray Sage, and Irapuato Mexico's Green Mapmaker, Nathalie Castiaux, met with leaders from the Centro Felix Varela, an NGO in Havana Cuba. Following a welcoming lunch with the whole staff, we learned about the wonderful week planned by the Green Map team. This group has led Mapa Verde Cuba for more than 15 years!
How did Hurricane Sandy empower us at Green Map System?