- Thu, 09 May 2013 19:27:18 GMT
Fresh French News!
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I am Olivier Hoessly, I just graduated from American University in Washington DC and I am helping Green Map System as an intern, for few months! I have studied in the United States for about two years but I grew up in the south of France between Nice and Monaco.
Today I come to you with exciting news! In my attempt to reach out to France I have been focusing a lot on social media in order to attract potential new Mapmakers. And the good news is that the French Press Release I prepared is published today on a French environmental blog and we want you to check it out!
Since I started working with Green Map I have worked mostly on outreaching Green Map’s services to French speaking countries. We might see new projects begin in Montréal and Haiti soon, which is very exciting! In addition to that, I have been focusing on France. In the past few years, France and French people have shown a growing interest in protecting the environment and in the protection of their local natural, cultural, social, and economical heritage. Yutaka Nakashima and I worked together on the French part of our mapping website in order to make it more user friendly, for our future French Mapmakers.
A little bit more about me. While I was in college I chose to specialize in “Social Entrepreneurship” and “Global Development Entrepreneurship”, taking classes that focused on the importance of the equilibrium between making “Profit”, protecting the “Planet”, and empowering “People”. Working with Green Map has enabled me to apply all the concepts I studied in college, which is very satisfying for a newly graduated student.
The next initiative I came up with is a “Tour de France” for Green Map! This coming July 2013, I will be visiting my family back home for a month and a half. I want to take advantage of this to tour France and meet with potential Mapmakers! If you would like more information about this initiative or would like to be part of it, contact me at: olivier [at] greenmap.org. We will let you know how our plans work out!
Je m’appelle Olivier Hoessly, je viens d’obtenir mon diplôme de l’université « American University » à Washington DC, et je suis, depuis quelques mois, stagiaire à Green Map System! J’ai grandit dans le sud de la France entre Nice et Monaco, et cela fait maintenant plus de deux ans que je vis aux Etats Unis.
Je viens vers vous aujourd’hui pour vous annoncer une bonne nouvelle! Cela fait maintenant plusieurs semaines que je me concentre sur l’élaboration d’un plan marketing simple et efficace, utilisant les réseaux/médias sociaux de manière à augmenter constamment le nombre de participants et cartographes potentiels. Le communiqué de presse que j’ai traduit est officellement publié sur « Greenetvert », un blog que j’affectionne tout particulièrement. Jetez un coup d’œil !
Depuis que j’ai commencé à travailler chez Green Map, j’ai insisté pour être choisit comme responsable des pays Francophones à travers le monde. Le but premier étant toujours d’augmenter constamment le nombre de participants. D’ailleurs, nous verrons peut être bientôt des projets commencer à Haïti et Montréal. Nous sommes très impatients! Pour l’instant, je me concentre plus particulièrement sur la France et son potentiel. Ces dernières années, j’ai remarqué qu’un nombre de Français en constante augmentation cherchent, par tous les moyens à adopter un mode de vie à faible impact environnemental, et à mettre en valeur les ressources propres à leur patrimoine naturel, culturel, social, et économique. Yutaka Nakashima et moi, avons donc travaillé ensemble pour traduire entièrement les parties de notre site internet en Français qui n’étaient pas à jour. Le but premier étant de faciliter le travail des futurs cartographes Français.
Durant ces deux dernières années à American University, j’ai choisit de me spécialiser dans « l’Entreprenariat Social » et « l’Entreprenariat pour le Développement International ». Ces deux spécialisations se concentre sur l’intégration équilibrée de trois principes (la règle des trois « P ») à l’entreprenariat: être capable to générer de « Profits », protéger la « Planète » (protection de la nature, activités durables…) et de respecter et constamment améliorer les libertés individuelles « Personnes » (Individus). Je suis donc extrêmement heureux de pouvoir appliquer ces principes et ce que j’ai appris durant mon cursus universitaire, en travaillant chez Green Map.
Ma prochaine initiative est d’organiser un « Tour de France » pour Green Map! Au mois de Juillet prochain, je serai de retour chez moi dans le sud de la France afin de passer un peu de temps avec ma famille. J’aimerai alors profiter du fait d’être en France pour potentiellement rencontrer des cartographes Français qui souhaiteraient travailler avec Green Map. Si vous souhaitez prendre part à ce projet ou bien obtenir plus d’information, contactez moi ! olivier[at]greenmap.org. Nous ferons de notre mieux pour vous prévenir si ce projet voit le jour !
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- Fri, 23 Nov 2012 17:47:50 GMT
Hurricane Sandy & Green Map's Home
Many have asked how we fared in the midst of Hurricane Sandy. We have been quite lucky. The floodwaters stopped just a few blocks from our office, sparing this lovely old building from damage. Nevertheless, both the office and my apartment lost power for the entire workweek. With my trusty bicycle, I found places to work outside the dark zone, and found ways to pitch in on the relief efforts (including riding supplies out to a hardhit area with Time’s Up).
We decided to add the high water mark to our map of energy resources – view it at OpenGreenMap.org/nycenergy (you can even embed it in your own website or blog). It's stunning to see how and where the water rose and as you probably know, Sandy's become a broad call to action for a more resilient approach to planning for climate change. We're surveying Green Mapmakers now and hope to share effective mapping resources shortly.
As noted in our Post-Sandy newsletter, on Sunday Dec 2nd, we held the Adapting to Change Cycling Tour. Riders explored resilient solutions that reduce energy consumption and increase climate awareness. Speakers included JK Canepa of CARP, Dan Miner of Beyond Oil NYC and David Bergman of EcoOptimist. This ride built upon our ’10 Days of Climate Action’ prize-winning Green Culture Cycling Tour, and its resulting map. It includes sites from our Energy edition - you can download the 2006 version of this map under Info on the right sidebar, too.
Our December tour's press coverage includes a Bowery Boogie report by Lorie Greenberg & David Bergman on this ride and a Play and Ideas blog post by Benjamin Heim Shepard for this terrific report on the ride. Peter Shapiro's video featuring David Bergman's talk is below.
We've continued the conversation with different participants as we have found this builds momentum for action and synergizes our ability to foment social change:
• In January, we gave a walking tour as part of the Municipal Art Society's Road to Resilience Forum, which was covered by Untapped New York.
• We dug in deeper on our March 10, 2013 Adapting to Change cycling tour/discussion, and quite literally, supported resiliency and reduction of harms in the new Siempre Verde community garden.
• The next phase of this project launched in May: Adapting to Change is the theme of our first Green Map in a new cycling tour series called Lower East Ride, created in partnership with East River Park's Partnerships for Parks Greenway Catalyst. While the park is still recovering from salt water inundation and loss of 40 mature trees, we'll connect the neighborhoods and nature in new ways, together with LES Ecology Center, Time's Up and other organizations. Follow the story at facebook.com/lower.east.ride!
We're taking part in other climate forums and generating new ways that Green Map projects, locally and globally, can help shift the balance toward a climate smart and healthy common future. Support this work at GreenMap.org/donate any time, or contact us about getting involved.
Best wishes from Wendy Brawer and our New York staff.
- Thu, 18 Oct 2012 19:17:42 GMT
NYC Compost Map in New Atlas
"Food: An Atlas" a crowd-sourced, crowd-funded cartography project led by UC Berkeley professor Darin Jensen is looking to bring the Compost Green Map of Manhattan to a new, global audience!
"Food: An Atlas" is a collection of food related maps. It will feature Green Map System's Compost Map alongside maps about America's beershed and the global almond trade, as noted in this Atlantic article. Green Maps's newest project associate, Aaron Reiss, was excited to help adapt the map's layout for publication in this book - as a food and map enthusiast himself, Aaron spent much of his time at Yale mapping hidden food gems in New Haven.
Since composting creates the rich soil to needed to cultivate healthy local produce, it's a great way to 'close the loop' in this new book. Food: An Atlas is gaining national attention and is currently seeking crowd-funding on Kickstarter and have already raised $18,000 of their $20,000 goal. Help this project make its goal!
PS - The kickstarter is a success and this project fully funded! Congrats to Darin and the 100 contributors and editors in this exciting project!
- Wed, 17 Oct 2012 16:20:51 GMT
On the Road to Open!
At Green Map System, join us as we are starting down a new road....
Since 1995, Green Map has been a participatory initiative. We have co-created icons, engagement tools and mapmaking infrastructure utilized by hundreds of mapmakers in 65 countries. Open Green Map, our interactive platform, provides an intuitive resource with every site open to public commentary. Now, we are taking the next step to truly “going open”. Please take the journey with us, and support us as we open our data and much more to support a sustainable future.
We have also begun to reach out for support. Download the flyer below and share it, please. Your support via donations and grants is crucial - we'd love to hear from you regarding contributions of expertise, advice and funding, connections that extend our open initiatives and partnerships that accelerate progress toward a sustainable and just future.
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- Tue, 02 Oct 2012 16:13:38 GMT
Green Map Archive Celebration March 27!
On October 2, 2012, we moved 6 very full, well organized boxes containing hundreds of Green Maps and related materials contributed by Green Mapmakers from around the world to the New York Public Library's wonderful Map Room. There, each of the resources will be properly archived and available to the public, researchers, journalists, and other interested professionals as reference materials in perpetuity. We are delighted to have this collection delivered. We planned the launch, but then, Hurricane Sandy intervened. Impacts on the regional transit system lingered on, impacting staff at the NYPL, therefore our:
We celebrated on March 27, 2013 - Enjoy the Photos by Peter Shapiro!
We invite you to join Green Map System on Wednesday March 27 from 5:30-7:30 PM for the launch of the Green Map Archive in the Map Room at 42nd & Fifth in the Main NYPL. Enjoy an insider's tour of the NYPL's world-class map collection, meet Green Map’s Board and many of the people behind this local-global achievement! The launch event also celebrates the new website GreenMapNYC.org. Recently completed under the aegis of desigNYC by OTTO NY and Oceanic Fiji, the new site features our organization’s diverse local initiatives, including Green Maps by us and other groups and schools across NYC.
Special thanks to digital librarian Matthew Knutzen - pictured here with Wendy Brawer, Green Map's director holding one of the outreach materials created in Budapest by the Association of Conscious Consumers. "It's an exciting day!" Wendy declared. "We are fulfilling a promise with a process that has taken 3 years to complete." We have created an inventory reviewed by the Mapmakers, updates and progress reports about this process, which involved NYU Bobst Librarian Andy Rutkowski and NYU Green Grants, University of Michigan School of Information students, interns and staff, including Yutaka Nakashima who completed the final details and delivery. Our legal representative, Nina Reznick, Esq. and our board also took part. Special thanks to all!
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- Mon, 06 Aug 2012 17:39:27 GMT
Green Map co-hosts local series in August
Our organization's home community is always changing. At Green Map System, we want everyone to feel they are an important part of the transition toward a more sustainable and healthy NYC.
Each Friday evening, please join us for the free Sara D Sustainability Series from 6:30-8:30pm. The series includes:
• 8/10 - Bike Repair & Safety with Time's Up!
• 8/17 - Green Jobs in our Community with Green Map System
• 8/24 - Composting, Bokashi & Mud Ball Making with MoS Collective
• 8/31 - Bike Repair & Safety with Time's Up!
M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden is located in Sara D. Roosevelt Park at Rivington & Chrystie, on Manhattan's Lower East Side. All ages welcome. Postponed if pouring.
- Wed, 23 May 2012 17:40:15 GMT
Influencing Tourism Education
With 170 globally designed icons that are categorized into various themes, Green Map System is not only a great tool for sustainable development, but also a helpful assistant for tourism professionals. Professor Prohaska at New York University has introduced Green Map System into her Tourism Product Development class for several semesters, and has successfully equipped her students with the skills of identifying tourism resources and developing new tourism products by utilizing Green Map System.
After two class-wide projects: one on East Village that focuses on Eco-Culture sites, and the other on Lower East Manhattan that focuses on the cultural sites in different heritage neighborhoods, Professor Prohaska created the individual assignment for Spring 2012 where students were encouraged to dig into the tourism gems in their respective hometowns. Benefited from the variety of students’ backgrounds, maps across four continents were developed by the end of the semester.
Working within Professor Prohaska’s account, these maps were created:
- two African maps: a bush area in South Africa and the cultural sites of Cameroon;
- in Asia, a map of the natural and green sites of Singapore and a map on the historic sites in Beijing Olympic Park
- in the Americas, a Brasilia map focused on the wonderful architectures of this Latin American city while the Saint Lucia and Aruba maps were made to share the beauties offered by the Caribbean sea;
- and of course, New York City was not left out thanks to a Brooklyn green shopping map deepens students’ knowledge about NYC.
While most of the maps are still held private as they are part of students’ class projects, all are pictured on the attached PDF. Two have been made live and open to the public: the Parys & The Vredefort Dome Green Map in South Africa and the Saint Lucia Green Map. The Open Green Map offered a visual and straightforward method for tourism students to locate the tourism resources; the innovative Green Map Icons also helped them to identify the significances of each site, where creative ideas of new themed tourism products can be developed. Although the class is already over, students’ journeys of advancing the “green mapping skills” have just begun. Blog by Hui
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- Tue, 15 May 2012 17:57:32 GMT
Did You Make A Printed Green Map?
Our archive of Green Maps is being donated to the world famous Map Collection at the New York Public Library this summer! This will fulfill an important promise we made to Green Mapmakers, moreover it’s a great permanent home for nearly 500 locally designed and printed Green Maps along with a wide array of outreach and education resources that they have contributed to our Archive over the years.
This Archive has been our major work, and we are especially looking forward to sharing these remarkable maps with new audiences. Eventually, we’ll collaborate with the Library on a digital archive so high quality PDFs can be accessed via both our websites.
It’s taken many months, and many terrific people including these University of Michigan School of Information grad students, Miriely Guerrero, Patrick Galligan, and Wenke Wang. They built our archive review survey, and Mapmakers are now in the final weeks reviewing their printed maps’ description. We’re spreading the word in the hopes of reaching past Mapmakers who are no longer active in our network and encouraging them to take part in this review now. Thank you for helping us make the connection before the maps move to the NYPL's Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division!
So, if you made a printed Green Map, please review it today. We have added translations and are happy to assist you in any way as we complete this important phase of the Archive project by June 1, 2012!
- Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:02:48 GMT
Less = More Green Map of NYC
A new NYC Green Map is getting underway!
In 2013, we’re confronting NYC’s overflowing garbage cans, related climate, health and economic impacts by promoting waste prevention sites and strategies with a new citywide interactive edition, the Less = More Green Map of NYC.
Explore OpenGreenMap.org/less-morenyc today! Know a site that belongs on the map? Click "Suggest a Site" just above the map. Or click GreenMap.org on your mobile phone to send in new sites as you visit them.
In the process of being researched and mapped over the winter, Less = More NYC amplifying practical resources and solutions. Compelling images, illustrations and examples will frame the map highlighting:
• Composting - dozens of drop off locations including Greenmarkets, gardens and demonstration sites;
• Reuse icons like Recycle-A-Bicycle and Materials for the Arts as well as newcomers like Film Biz Prop Shop and the City’s “Stop N Swaps” exchanges;
• Hazardous waste reduction - from Brooklyn’s new e-Waste Center to the Department of Sanitation stations in each borough;
Along with new research conducted by our staff and interns, we’ll include key waste prevention sites from our published maps, including the interactive OpenGreenMap.org/compostNYC. Thanks to Con Edison for supporting the vignette-rich print edition, which is expected to make its debut in May.
We have also developed a crowd-funded concept to provide ten neighborhood 'close-up maps' for viewing at Greenmarkets, libraries and community centers, helping people reduce waste nearby. This will be shared as a PDF and promoted social media and neighborhood events. Pitch in to this project at IOBY.org!!
With your support and site suggestions, we can inspire meaningful personal change, promote dynamic models and improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers.
- Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:41:54 GMT
Debuting a New NYC Energy edition!!
Energy in New York City!
The city that never sleeps uses a lot of energy! Green Map System's newest interactive Green Map brings crucial information to your fingertips, and invites your site suggestions, viewpoints and images to help keep it fresh and up to date.
Created in 2011-2012, a wide range of energy conserving, generating and demonstration sites are on the OpenGreenMap.org/nycenergy. With our power needs growing while there is an imperative to reduce our carbon footprint, this map will always be a work in progress.
Indeed, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we added the storm surge mark. Add your own images and videos to underscore the reasons we need to act now. Find our related Adapting to Change cycling tour, map and press release too.
We want to share this map with you. It's easy! Use the embed code beneath each map to add it to your own website or blog (on Wordpress, choose "html"-mode, not "visual"). We can make you a special widget if you let us know the centerpoint and base map you'd like - email apple [at] greenmap.org. It's free, but donations are welcome.
Click OpenGreenMap.org/nycenergy to explore the map alongside its legend on our social mapping platform.
At EcoAnchorNYC.com, find our maps and widget embedded in the Sustainable Living section. This is a great green news aggregator for New Yorkers, as well as a wonderful example for our Embed this Map campaign!
Our team of interns and staff has included Brigid Keating (LEED Buildings (read her blog here), Aaron Miller (solar and renewable sites (see his blog and NY State energy map research), Alexandra Purdy, Melanie Reed and Yutaka Nakashima, as well as director Wendy Brawer.
Want to know more about how this map was made? Click About over the map to find more about the research and resources that went into this OpenGreenMap.org/nycenergy. Our thanks to Con Edison's Strategic Partnership program for supporting this initiative.
Widgets to Add to Your Website or Blog!
Citywide NYC Energy Green Map (map view, 100% x 600)
Brooklyn-Queens (satellite view, 100% x 600)
Manhattan Solar Empowerment Zones (map view, 60% x 500)
Staten Island & Brooklyn (map view, 60% x 500)
Featuring the Bronx (hybrid view, 60% x 500)
...and lastly, here's a view centered over our office in Manhattan's East Village!