For now let’s get to know Green Map System, a non profit group empowering people towards a sustainable future. Their work recognizes “green living” sites along 14th street by using a specially prepared marker system. They will help us paint a “greener” picture of 14th street during the festival. Markers will all over the 14th street, but don’t forget to join them on 10/10/10 @ the 14th street Y to see their findings and help create new icons markers.
|(photo courtesy of Wendy Brawer)|
GMS: From our neighbors at the Laundromat Project
GMS: Organizing our contribution to Art in Odd Places took place collaboratively. QueensNY Green Mapmaker, Carlos Martinez (formerly a staff member at our global office) is a photographer and has taken part in the Laundromat Project. He started generating ideas right away, and said “This is the perfect venue to test green site markers that will allow urban explorers to identify green sites in the real world”. I agreed – let’s take a chance and reach a new audience!
|Green Map System Team (photo courtesy of Wendy Brawer)|
Aiop:What’s your favorite spot on 14th street?
Aiop: Do you have a hidden talent you would like to share?
GMS: We know how to ‘think global & map local’ !
GMS: There are ways to make more sustainable choices all around us. Take a chance to become part of the solution, today & every day. Find out more at http://OpenGreenMap.org/nyc
GMS: Spot our markers, and learn about the green attributes of each spot. Then, rate the markers’ design! Give us your ideas for new climate-change related icons at our 10/10/10 Global Work Party: Green Map Icon Design Studio @ 14th Street Y (1-4pm)!
GMS: Green Map ‘lives” in the East Village – we sometimes say ‘on a small island nation halfway between the US and Europe’ or in the Hudson River Valley Bioregion, North Western Hemisphere