February 24, 2010 Contact: Wendy Brawer email: email@example.com
tel: +1 212 674 1631
Images, PR: GreenMap.org/press
Take Green Map With You!
The award-winning Green Map movement has joined the mobile revolution!
Two great resources for green living debuted at GreenMap.org in
February - a mobile website designed for all internet-enabled
cellphones and the Green Map iPhone App! Ideal for locals and tourists
alike, both feature "What's Green Nearby??" a handy tool for connecting with green resources on the go. The iPhone App includes 10
additional sections, delivering an insightful view into this global
movement through its engaging Green Maps, videos, photos, blog, and
more. In keeping with Green Map System's mission of inclusive
participation in sustainable communities, this dual launch is designed
to serve a broad diversity of mobile phone users at no cost.
Green Map System's mobile website guides you to a wide array of
resources close at hand. Drawing from thousands of sites contributed
to the interactive Open Green Map sustainability mapping platform by
local Green Map teams, this beta version delights users as it guides
them to farmers markets, green buildings, gardens and heritage sites
that help everyone make greener, healthier, climate-smart choices.
The Green Map iPhone App provides access to locally-designed Green
Maps and the diverse people who created them in hundreds of
communities in 55 countries all around the world. Alongside the mobile
website's "What's Green Nearby" feature, explore the Green Map Icons,
articles, Twitter, multimedia, and background on this ever-expanding
movement in this fun-to-use app.
Access the mobile website: Simply type GreenMap.org into any phone's internet browser. An array of green living resources pops up, arranged
by those nearest to your location. Click any site for details, and
then, click the address to plot the site on your phone's built-in map. Or, type in a city you plan to visit. Navigate with your phone's buttons and connect with nature, culture and sustainability sites directly. Today on the beta version, you can explore thousands of sites. In the near future, you will be able to interact and contribute your own viewpoints, images and more.
Get the Green Map iPhone App: Search for Green Map in the Apple Store
or click GreenMap.org/app. Version 1.0 delivers a view of this dynamic
locally-led global sustainability movement unlike any you have ever seen before.
"Richly illustrated with expressive, locally-designed Green Maps, background on the Green Map movement and its impacts, media reports and news all come into view so users can directly explore the remarkable people, places and outcomes of the Green Map movement", noted Wendy Brawer, Founding Director. "Our design team utilized AppMakr to develop the iPhone app in less than a month, and members of our Board pitched in to create the mobile website. With the help of sponsoring companies, foundations and individual donors, we'll be building richer versions and continually improving exploration and interaction, contributing much to community well-being and the future we all share."
During the App's first week, it was downloaded in 21 countries, an indication of global interest in green living. Articles appeared in Treehugger, the Daily Green, Download Squad, 3R Living, and other places. And, a new feature was added, the ability to explore thousands of sites by the Green Map Icon!
Open Green Map and the Organization behind it, Green Map System
Today, our mobile website and iPhone App can access over 9,000 sites charted by local Green Mapmakers on the Open Green Map platform. Open Green Map was launched in June 2009, and there are already over 100 maps online, each inviting public viewpoints, images and assessments.
Hundreds of sites are being added each week. On your desktop, click
GreenMap.org to explore the Open Green Maps in full detail,
customizing your view as you explore. At GreenMap.org/join, find out
how you can get a new Green Map project underway in your community –
the new mobile tools make it even easier to publish and share your
Utilizing community mapmaking as its call to action, the award-winning
New York-based nonprofit Green Map? System has supported over 635
locally-led projects worldwide as they create perspective-changing
Green Maps that highlight the emerging green economy, celebrate the
uniqueness of home, promote social equity and protect biodiversity.
Green Map System invites you follow its ongoing development of
community participation and local leadership in rural areas, emerging
regions and capital cities. Explore its innovative approach and find
out how the organization uses 'web 2.0', social innovation and
traditional mapping tools to effectively engage people of all ages and
backgrounds in local low-carbon, eco-friendly activities. Explore
http://GreenMap.org or contact the global office at +1 212 674 1631 (or firstname.lastname@example.org). Get involved and Think Global, Map Local!