Dear AZETA Toyotoshi
Thank you for contacting the Green Map System. We appreciate your
interest in our Youth Green Map System programs and materials.
We would be happy to work with you to establish a green map project
for your students. If you have not already done so, we invite you to
examine resources that we have already posted on our website
(http://www.greenmap.org). You will find a good range of resources
that are free to download for use in your classroom, as well as views
of completed youth-made green maps.
We encourage every Green Mapmaker to officially register their
project with the Green Map System (US $30 fee- negotiable), at which
time we will place information about your project and email links to
you on our website. Please fill out the form below and email it back
to GMS. Include a brief paragraph about your project's goals, themes,
methodology and expected outcomes. Information provided by new
Mapmakers has inspired many other Green Map projects to get started!
As you may know, all Green Maps are locally created and use a
selection of our globally designed Icons to indicate the places where
the natural and cultural environments interconnect. In our office, we
have copies of our stand-alone poster of Green Map Icons that we make
available to all schools, registered or not. Once registered we can
also provide you with a disk containing about 20 youth resources and
activities, copies of our draft Youth Guide to Green Mapmaking and
articles written about our program. We can even provide copies of the
first youth-made Green Maps!! Please let us know what you need.
Many of the best ideas about utilizing the resources and materials of
the Green Map System have been developed and documented in the
classroom. Therefore, we are asking teachers and youth group leaders
to send us information about their map project. We ask you to briefly
survey the students before and after the project, so that we can
ascertain the quality of the project and its impact on students'
views of their community. We will provide the survey, which should be
returned to us, along with ideas and green mapmaking methodologies
you have developed (we can reimburse your postage, if necessary).
This information will be shared with other youth mapmakers in our
expanding global network. We will also try to connect you with the
citywide or regional Green Map projects underway in your area, if
After you have consulted our website, we invite you to contact us
with any questions or concerns. We look forward to receiving your
registration, and later on, copies of the resulting Green Maps.
Wendy Brawer, director
Bob Zuber, education and development
We look forward to seeing your Green Map and learning more about how
you plan to create it. Please answer all the questions below and
return it to us by emai (or snailmail with your fee to (email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or Green Map System, 157 Ludlow St. NYC 10002) to
register your Green Map as an official part of our global youth
REGISTRATION: PLEASE email back. It can be mailed or faxed, if necessary!
School or Club Name
Do you have a website? What is the URL?
Is your area urban / suburban / rural?
Area(s) to be Green Mapped (please be as specific as possible):
How many maps will be created? one / up to five / up to twelve / more / unsure
Planned map formats: printed / web-based / one big map / kiosk /
Do you have a target completion date? If yes, when?
Is the project being undertaken as part of an environmental club
(extra-curricular) activity or is it a class activity? How much class
time (weeks/semesters) will you set aside for the project?
How many teachers and students are participating?
What are the ages/grade levels of the participating students?
Will you have your students fill out our pre- and post- project survey?
Will your class use a computer for this project?
Will you need a digital (Disk) copy of the Green Map Icon font?
If so, which format? PC / Mac
Which materials do you plan to use from the Green Map System website?
Are students using the internet to view our website and other sites
to enhance their ecological understanding?
Will students write narrative descriptions of each site investigated?
Will students interview members of the community to help locate
important sites and improve general map content?
Will students visually document the area (drawings, photos, other)?
Please add a brief paragraph about your project's goals, themes,
methodology and expected outcomes.
Many thanks! If you have any questions about GMS or green mapmaking,
please let us know.