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Curb Alert: A Crowdsourced Map App to Reclaim 'Trash'

I grew up in Scotland, graduated and worked first for a real estate company and then for a bank. I found this deeply unfulfilling and moved to...

I grew up in Scotland, graduated and worked first for a real estate company and then for a bank. I found this deeply unfulfilling and moved to my place of birth, San Francisco, in the summer of 2010, where I landed a job for a reclaimed lumber company. It was there that I learned about the aesthetic and value of reclaimed materials. We’d take apart old barns, water containers, and public buildings and then remill the materials into products such as flooring and paneling.

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America's National Parks, as a Subway Map

There isn't actually a subway connecting all the National Parks, but this map is still fun.

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Winner: Create a Local's Guide to Your City

Check out the winner of our competition to create a local's guide to your city.



We asked the GOOD community to create a local's guide to your city. We received maps and to-do lists from all over the world, highlighting not-to-be-missed neighborhood gems, dive bars, and mom-and-pop restaurants.

After posting some of our favorite submissions, GOOD readers voted for their favorite entry. Congratulations to Adam Johnson from Asheville, North Carolina. Adam explains: "Asheville, North Carolina is a place many have been but few have really experienced. This guide I created should help navigate your way to a few local spots that will make you feel like you are a proud Ashevillian."

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Map: Where Laws Requiring Labels for Genetically Modified Foods Are Pending

A transgenic salmon has ushered in a wave of legislation requiring labels for genetically modified foods. What's your state doing?

There's basically no way to tell if your food has been genetically modified. Or, for that matter, no way to tell if it was grown from a plant once doused with radiation. There are no labeling requirements for heirloom crops either. Genetics just hasn't been something most of us think about when we're hunting the supermarket for a meal.

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Map: Do You Live in a Food Desert? USDA's Food Desert Locator Map

Calling all cartographers! Using the USDA's data, you can map the connection between farmers' markets and food deserts in your neighborhood.

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Map: See Which Earthquake-Prone Areas Have the Most People

Check out this map that mashes up population density and seismic risk and put the global earthquake risk in perspective.

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