Friday, 20 July 2007

Green Maps: Tools for Green Event Destinations

Want to inventory and promote your green urban attractions but don't quite know where to start? Well, the good news is you don't need to re-invent the wheel.

The Green Map System is an adaptable framework for charting nature and culture in hometown environments. The system:
  • helps citizens of all ages identify, promote and link their communities’ ecological and cultural resources.
  • builds inclusive networks that extend civic participation and accelerate progress toward sustainability.
  • promotes model greening efforts underway across the globe.
  • uses the info-web (i.e internet) in service of the web-of-life.
Green Map Atlas provides 10 green tourism map-making stories to inspire similar efforts in other communities. Featured cities include Jakarta, Indonesia; Pune, India; Hiroshima, Kyoto, Hakodate and Tokyo, Japan; Robeson County, Milwaulkee and New York, USA; and Toronto, Canada. In addition to the atlas, Green Map provides a searchable directory of cities using this tool to promote sustainable tourism.

Each locally-created Green Map is a fresh perspective encouraging discovery, personal involvement and greener everyday choices in these urban environments. Check it may find a green map project already underway for your city.

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