June 1st, 2011 @ 8:51 pm by Camille Kirk
The campus sustainability map has debuted! The interactive map can be used to find places or things on campus that express or demonstrate ways that UC Davis and the campus community are taking action towards creating a more sustainable future.
Users can start with the map introduction and points page and explore by clicking whole categories of points open (such as green buildings or recycling), or start with the sustainability map and by clicking the “Sustainability Information” link for each point, jump to the map introduction and points page for more information.
The map is not exhaustive and is a living document. The mapmakers hope that members of campus will suggest points and additional information through either emailing email@example.com, or submitting comments on this blog post about the map.
The sustainability map project has been in the making for a while and has included students from an Education for Sustainable Living Program Action Research Team led by the campus sustainability planner, Camille Kirk, who initially conceived of the project after being involved with making a green map. Campus mapmaker and GIS specialist, Chris DiDio, has been a key partner in making this map, which is a companion map to the campus map.
DiDio has searched for other campus “green” and sustainability maps and has not found another online map as extensive as the UC Davis sustainability map, saying: “I believe this is a unique map at this time for its depth and breadth.”
Future goals for the sustainability map include using the map as a springboard for creating tours, adding downloadable maps, and adding more points and more information about campus infrastructure and sustainability.
The campus sustainability map was launched Tuesday, May 31 at the annual California Student Sustainability Coalition Sustainability Summit.