Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Think Global, Map Local!

Just thought I'd just jump right in and start exploring some resources more publicly to give students and parents a chance to get a better idea about IGSS. I found this resource while search for visual mapping resources for one of our art teachers. It's called Green Map System which promotes inclusive participation in sustainable community development around the world, using mapmaking.

Local Green Mapmakers are able to create perspective-changing community ‘portraits’ which act as comprehensive inventories for decision-making and as practical guides for residents and tourists. The mapmaking teams use local knowledge and leadership to chart green living, ecological, social and cultural resources. The mapmaking process promises to have some tangible benefits which include spreading the word about local initiatives and expanding the demand for healthier greener choices.

We may want to give this a trial! Judy Gressel

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