Contribute

You can contribute to the CRD Community Green Map in three ways: (1) by nominating a site, (2) by submitting a location-based story, or (3) by offering website or general feedback. Use the field below or contact us directly at mapping@uvic.ca. Have fun! We are so grateful for your contribution to the CRD Community Green Map and we hope the experience is a rewarding one! There is so much to learn and discover in this beautiful region. Thank you for your participation!

How to nominate a site:

  • Use the contact form below or email your site nomination, description, and photos to mapping@uvic.ca.
  • Tell us the name of the site.
  • Give us the address of the site or a description of where the site is.
  • Tell us why the site is important and why it should appear on the CRD Community Green Map.
  • Tell us the type of icon you think represents the site best.
  • Write a site description, following the Site Description Guidelines below.
  • Email photo(s) of the site to mapping@uvic.ca with the subject line "Nominated Site Photo: 'NAME OF YOUR NOMINATED SITE'"
  • Note: Photos MUST be your own.

 

Site Description Guidelines

  • A site description is an overview of a location with some key details. The description gives the reader an idea of the site as well as information about access and function in the community (i.e., hours of operation and services provided). The description appears in a pop-up bubble when someone clicks on the site on the map.
  • A site description may be up to 600 words.
  • Indigenous fonts are supported by the map website and their use is encouraged for the education of all peoples in this region!

 

How to submit a story:

  • Use the contact form below or email your story and photos to mapping@uvic.ca.
  • Ensure your story is relevant to CRD Community Green Map: Stories must be location-based. A story can be historical, informational, personal, about community engagement, etc.
  • Provide a story headline (title)
  • Tell us why the story is important to the CRD Community Green Map website
  • Follow the Story Submission Guidelines below
  • Note: Photos MUST be your own.

 

Story Submission Guidelines

  • A story is a reflection or explanation of some of the compelling aspects of a place, and can be associated with a site on the map or stand alone.
  • A story can be up to 1500 words.
  • If you are sending the story by email (to mapping@uvic.ca), please submit all text in a word file without formatting. Text boxes, inserted photos, fonts and special alignments usually don’t transfer over to the drupal input system.
  • Submit a maximum of four or five photos as attachments to emails or copied to the end of your word document.
    • Number the photos and then add the numbers in brackets into the text above where you would like them displayed (i.e., “One of the most beautiful flowers in the Garry oak ecosystem is the chocolate lily [PHOTO 3]. The corm of this plant is edible and sometimes called riceroot…”). This way your photo will be embedded in the position you want without altering the formatting of the text.
    • Ensure photos are a minimum of 400-600 pixels or 500 KB in order for your photos to display nicely. A feature photo can be up to 1400 pixels wide or 2-3 MB.
    • Most submissions will not be long enough for more than four or five photos depending on their size. Choose a few key photos to highlight your story.

 

Video Story Submission Guidelines

  • At this time youtube is working a little better than vimeo for uploading to the mapping site. Please upload any video you have to youtube.
  • Send us your video's URL with a brief summary/description (the summary will appear above or below the video).
  • The summary should describe the main content of your video and draw people to watching the full video.

 

Non-profit based social enterprises only

At this time, we have limited our inclusion of businesses to only non-profit based social enterprises. In the future, we will examine the possibilities for including privately held green businesses.