Thomas Turnbull has been Green Map System’s technology developer for a year. He built GreenMap.org as a web2.0 site using Drupal, and an API, and is now developing the Global Green Map. With a MA in Geography from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, his background is in public sustainability education as well as web development.
Are the tools we are creating helping humanity see itself as part of the web of life, or isolating us at a time when each person needs to be involved in assuring a more sustainable future? How do we include the marginalized, the elders, the one laptop kids, in our collaborations? We’ll use the experience behind the Green Map movement as a jumping off point for this discussion.