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Website Changeover Soon!

Transitioning from website to website, 2007

You may have noticed a launch party announcement, set for December 10, 2018

During the next few days, this 2007-2018 website known as the 'Greenhouse' will be replaced at GreenMap.org so you may notice a moment of disruption or two.

We are so grateful to all the people who have contributed to this website over the years! It will still be online, and accessible at http://GreenMap.org/greenhouse/home, as long as Drupal 4.7 is supported. It was built out over a two year period, led by Thomas Turnbull, with Carlos Martinez, Beth Ferguson, Wendy Brawer, Gottfried Haider, Yelena Zolotorevskaya, Maddy Goldfarb, Miikka Lammela and Yoko Ishibashi, plus Openflows and most recently Ciprian Samoila, who is also taking the lead on the new website. read more »

Dec 10! Join our Open Event!

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A Green Map Update!
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you are invited!  

Put a healthy, sustainable future on the map! Please contribute today.

Save the date! Join Green Map System
for the opening of our OPEN initiative

You are invited to the big reveal!

Green Map's OPEN Celebration
Monday Dec 10
7 - 9pm
Thoughtworks NYC
99 Madison Avenue


Green Map System is now an open source organization, paving the way for new collaborations and innovations that directly address climate urgency while building local capacity for change. Already, there are exciting developments benefiting from our 22 years of experience, network and impacts worldwide. 

Join the party! Be among the first to see our new website that supports this new approach and celebrate  as we look forward together. Please put the date on your calendar now, and watch for details in November. All are welcome! read more »

#AnimateChange

Get the Gifs at http://giphy.com/greenmap

Join the #AnimateChange campaign
share your resiliency and readiness actions with our new Animated GIFs!

With your phone, it's easy!
Visit giphy.com/greenmap to make your social media, texts and websites unforgettable!

Tag it #GreenMap and #animatechange please! Take part in October!
#AnimateChange on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, as well as your blog, text messages, emails, iMessages, etc.

Green Map Icons are featured on these animations, find tips and embeds below.

Thanks to all who contributed to this project using the guide here! We selected, re-mixed and posted at Giphy.com/GreenMap. Use these to amplify your positive actions!

#animatechange campaign created by Green Map System with support from LES Ready, new media artist Jamie Leo and Parsons School of Design Sustainable Systems class with Professor Jean Gardner during the school's Crisis Week: Ana Maria Cano Villazon, Binghang Chen, Siyu Hang, Sophia R. Hayes, Hyun Ji Jo, Ava L. Kershbaumer, Jiwoo Lee, Yea Sun Lee, Sunny Li, Maria Margarita P. Mapa, Alexa Murray, Valentina Outumuro, Hyunji Song, Ching Ju Su, Qian Sun, Haoran Wang, Siyi Zhang and Yunzhe Zhu.

Follow at facebook.com/greenmap too!

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NYC Ranger Conservation Corps' Mapmaking

When the first Green Map of NYC was made back in 1992, people were surprised to see the abundance of nature in the city. We realized the importance of promoting our wealth of parks, beaches and other natural places as a way to promote ‘staycations’, support engagement, protect the wilderness, reduce sprawl and improve quality of life, across the board.

That’s why we are especially excited to share the first Green Map made by the Manhattan Ranger Conservation Corps! Created with a cool after-school program run by the Urban Park Rangers of NYC Parks, you can check out their map at OpenGreenMap.org/greenmap/conservationcorps. It provides an enticing look at the lovely places that host classes, walks and workshops. Join the Urban Park Rangers on an upcoming program – there’s a calendar full of terrific events on the NYC Parks website - it’s quite remarkable!

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Ahead to 2018

Mapping for Change in 2018
A Green Map Update!
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Make our 2018 powerful

Put a healthy, sustainable future on the map! Please contribute today.
Story Map by Jake Greenberg (Brandeis 2018) made during his summer with us at Green Map

We are coming to the end of a difficult year for the environment. At Green Map, our work to engage people at the local level is more important than ever!read more »

TED Talk!

2017 began in an exciting way - our founding director and Green Map were selected for a TED Residency. Now after a wonderful stint working at TED being connected with new ideas, new media and great people, we are delighted to present Wendy’s TED Talk.

This talk shares the future of Green Map, which has gone ‘open source’ to encourage fresh new kinds of mapping and projects that advance our mission of inclusive participation in sustainable, resilient community development. We’re excited to see what this new approach (with a Creative Commons 4.0 license that invites users to freely use the Green Map Icons on non-commercial projects of any kind, adapt and share them provided that you give credit to Green Map System (yes, we are happy to discuss commercial uses, too!). More on this in our soon to launch new website! read more »

Climate for Change - Our Actions & Events

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A Green Map Update!
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Climate on our Mind

think global, map local!

With extreme flooding, record-breaking hurricanes, and too many places under threat, climate action remains our gravest challenge. How can we, together, best face this existential crisis?

Let's do more for our home planet. Join us at three events listed below. 

At Green Map, we have worked to reduce climate impacts at the community level since Day One, providing a direct means to communicate local options for sustainable living and towards a healthier, more just and lovable city.  As we give people the tools needed to conduct local eco-assessments, we equip them to make real change, shifting perspectives about community assets and liabilities and contributing to positive, cross-cutting actions with across the board benefits. 

Climate-themed Green Maps have been made in Thailand, South Korea, Spain and other places, as presented at the Crisismappers conference.
In addition, we have placed climate action on many NYC Green Maps and encouraged more engagement through events, media and consulting. Indeed, every Green Map we've made has included energy efficiency and renewables!read more »

Green Map & TED!

Excitingly, our director, Wendy Brawer is now a TED Resident!

With 14 weeks of support to further the development of Green Map as an 'idea that matters" the residency culminates in the making of a TED Talk (see some of the most popular and search all of them here).

As you can guess, Wendy is delighted that she and Green Map are included. Based at TED's NYC offices, the Residency program curates a co-hort of 20 accomplished people, all briefly introduced in TED's blog.read more »

25 Years Today!

Wendy Brawer at the Papanek Social Design Awards in Vienna (photo by Peter Aiolovia, 2011)

The date was December 13, 1991. I was in a room full of environmental activists in New York City. The @UnitedNations Earth Summit ‘prepcom’ was coming up, where Agenda 21 would be negotiated prior to the main UN event in Rio. We were planning talks and tours for hundreds of governmental, sustainability and social justice participants who would soon arrive, some to stay a month.

I thought about these individuals coming from all over the world, and wondered, would they see the signs of progress that I was noticing: Community gardens, farmers markets, bike paths, solar sites and more? I considered their many languages and cultures, and decided I should make a map of these and other hopeful features. read more »

Bike Ready

Generating action to respond to climate change is among the many things Green Map System does, as seen here. In May 2016, we worked with local film makers to create a new resource:

BIKE READY

Framing cyclists’ response in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, this film has become a springboard for local preparedness. Along with the 4-minute film, in 2016, we created an adaptable Bike Ready Organizing Guide you can download as a PDF or .Doc so you can be #BikeReady too.

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