2005 Green Energy Map of NYC - Green Map System

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2005 Green Energy Map of NYC - Green Map System

2005 Green Energy Map of NYC

Beth Ferguson

Speeding up the trend towards energy conservation and non-polluting

alternatives, Green Map System’s fifth citywide Green Apple Map will

shed light on New York City’s energy options, the impacts of our choices

and the inspiring examples set by local energy pioneers. Created with

public input and support, the smart-looking Green Energy Map will

grab the attention of busy New Yorkers, generate excitement and guide

personal commitment towards energy-conscious, healthier living.

The citywide map will chart four broad themes: Energetic Enterprise,

Empowered Mobility, Energy Bright Lights and Energy Dark Sides in

a view of the city dotted with hundreds of Green Map Icons, flanked

by inset maps, narratives, graphics and photographs. Native New

Yorkers, newcomers and tourists alike will benefit from the engaging

and informative Green Energy Map. Our map will provide visibility

for the energy-conserving green options flourishing in New York and

enhance everyday life, exploring NYC’s natural side, leading classroom

activities, etc. Energy is a timely theme, considering the impacts of

energy-related pollution on human health, natural areas and the urban

environment; climate change, blackouts, injustice and the economy.

We aim to give everyone the power to change, so the Green Energy Map

will become available both in print and online in 2005. We intend to

print thousands of free copies on recycled paper–this pocket-sized

edition will double as a large, powerful wall poster. Green Energy Map

views will be featured at GreenAppleMap.org, encouraging immediate

action and building the “buzz” about power options in NYC. This website

will include additional resources, such as energy checklists, links,

educator resources, a map site update page and press/user responses.

Please suggest sites and conservation tips with the attached form,

available at our exhibit “Vibrant Communities: Green Maps of New York

and the World,” presented at Manhattan’s Municipal Art Society through

November 30, 2004. We welcome your suggestions using our online form,

by email, mail or fax. We invite volunteers to get involved, too.

Please support this important new map–your donations are tax

deductible, and can be made online or by mail to PO Box 249, New York,

NY 10002-0249, email apple@greenmap.org or telephone 212.674.1631.

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We Need Your Energy!

NYC is a high-energy place — so Energy is the theme of the 2005 Green

Apple Map. This map will be a spark that lights up New York’s energy

alternatives and spreads awareness about cool ways to conserve

while powering up a healthier, greener city. With your suggestions and

support, Green Map System will publish a powerful yet handy, free Green

Energy Map! See examples and where to send your input on reverse side.

Please tell us about your favorite Energy site or resource:

today’s date:

site name:

site address/location:

telephone / email / web address of site:

closest mass transit to site:

DESCRIPTION (why the site is important, its unique energy features or its

special contribution to the local environment):

Circle the Green Map Icon(s) to the right that describe the site.

Please suggest significant sites in

these ENERGY

categories:

ENERGETIC ENTERPRISE:

k green businesses & services

b green buildings

› green roofs

a local food production

A local food purchasing

d eco-design & art projects

ˆ energy/environment research

N energy/environment training programs

EMPOWERED MOBILITY:

lll greenways

_ bike sites

- bike parking

m ferries

X water-borne transport

Ô eco-tours

] pedestrian resources/best walks

µ mass transit adventures

= natural gas stations

& hybrid fuel vehicle choices

ENERGY BRIGHT LIGHTS:

g conservation resources

I renewable & alternative power

i solar panels

‡ wind power

fuel cell, cogeneration, bio-based etc

n people power

\ significant organizations & agencies

ƒ education resources

P energy leaders

w parks, community gardens & green space

| regenerative landscapes

/ waste reduction

2 composting

j water recycling system

ENERGY DARK SIDES:

8 pollution related to power generation sites

$ air quality

9 oil spills

{ traffic hazards

v climate change predictions

; infrastructure impacts


Got any energy conservation tips to share?

Here are some examples of New York

places that put Energy on the map:

ENERGETIC ENTERPRISE

What should we name the Green Energy Map?

Any additional sites you’d like to recommend?

‡ Brooklyn Brewery

is the

first NYC company to switch

to 100% wind-generated electricity.

Green Map System’s

office began using wind power

in the winter of 2003. Find out

more at H newwindenergy.com.

Yo

ur name, telephone, email: (optional — for our mailing list)

EMPOWERED MOBILITY

X N Sailing on the

East River, New York

Harbor School students

prepare for future

waterfront careers. Photo by Allison Newman.

ENERGY BRIGHT LIGHTS

Thanks so much!Send this form (along with

optional donation) to Green Map System

PO Box 249, NYC 10002-0249

or

fax to 212.674.6206

or

use the online form at GreenAppleMap.org

or

email apple@greenmap.org

b › j The Solaire is

an environmentally advanced

residential tower, with solar

PV panels, green roof, water

recycling and Gold LEED

status. It’s in Battery Park

City, which has green development policies for

indoors & out. H batteryparkcity.org.

Photo courtesy of greenhomeNYC.org.

ENERGY DARK SIDES

Green Map System, a local-global nonprofit active in over 40 countries,

has published 4 citywide Green Apple Maps of NYC and 2 editions of

the youth LoMap of lower Manhattan since 1992. These maps highlight

natural and cultural resources in a fresh and accessible way. Find out

more about the Energy Map-in-progress at GreenAppleMap.org, and

about the award-winning Green Map System at GreenMap.org.

Don’t miss our exhibit at the Municipal Art Society, open through

November 30 at 457 Madison Ave. (@ 51st St).


º $Unsustainable

fuels: Today, less than

1% of NYC’s electricity

comes from renewables

like solar & wind. The rest is 44% natural gas,

30% nuclear, 16% coal, 5% oil & 4% hydro

(2002-2003 Con Ed statistics). Each source has

negative environmental & health impacts.

WANT TO SUPPORT NYC’S

GREEN ENERGY MAP? EMAIL

US AT APPLE@GREENMAP.ORG OR

CALL 212.674.1631.

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