23 April 2010

Open Green Map

Green living is all around us—not just on Earth Day! As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, perhaps this is a chance to seek out something "green" in our neighborhood.

Using familiar Google map technology, Open Green Map is a collection of 10,235 green living sites around the world. From buildings to local markets to hiking trails, this small but growing database was created by Green Map® System in hopes to "make these places part of your life, and help your community become a greener and healthier place."

Also check out Green Map® System homepage to see their collection sustainable maps.

But celebrations aren't over yet!
Here are some notable Earth Day events on the weekend.

Earth Day at Grand Central Terminal:
featuring the annual The Giant Earth Images, exhibits at Vanderbilt Hall and outdoor celebrations on Vanderbilt Avenue

NY's greenest at Battery Park:
art installation in the World Financial Center and workshops during the day

NYC Grows Festival at Union Square:
gardening and tree-planting workships, organic cooking demonstrations and hands-on urban farming activities


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