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GEM Onboarding System: Faster, Easier, Accessible!

A series of computer images of the GEM platform. "Faster. Easier. More Accessible."
GEM's new onboarding system allows for users to register in minutes.

Navigating through the interconnected web of health, housing, and environmental disparities just got simpler. This week marks an exciting milestone for the Greenlink Equity Map (GEM) as we roll out a revamped onboarding system, designed to make accessing GEM smoother and quicker than ever before.

 

GEM is more than just a map; it’s a powerful interactive tool that illuminates the intersections of various inequities in our communities, especially as they relate to climate change. Understanding these intersections is crucial for addressing the systemic issues and fostering a more equitable society as we transition to clean energy and decrease carbon emissions. That’s why we’ve made it our goal  to ensure that GEM is accessible to everyone who seeks it.

 

“It moves the sign-up process from a day-long ordeal to mere minutes,” explained Ruth Abraham, GEM Administrative Intern, reflecting on the significant strides we’ve made in streamlining the user experience since her role consisted of onboarding new GEM members..

 

So, what does this new onboarding system bring to the table?

 

Faster and More Accessible:


We’ve slashed the time it takes to get onboarded to GEM, making it accessible to organizations, city government, and businesses alike. No more waiting around for approvals or processing time.

 

Operates Outside Business Hours:


Recognizing the diverse schedules of our users, the new system allows for sign-ups at any time, day or night. You’re no longer constrained by business hours when seeking access to critical data and insights.

 

Reduced Administrative Time:


By automating and simplifying the onboarding process, we’ve cut down on administrative overhead, allowing us to focus more resources on improving and expanding GEM’s influence on research and policymaking.

 

Steps to Sign Up:


Step 1: Click on the “Launch GEM’ button and answer a few questions to determine the right membership level for you. Whether you’re a for-profit, a nonprofit, or a local community-based organization, there’s a membership option tailored to your needs.

 

Step 2: Select your desired location and complete the membership fee payment. We believe in financial transparency, and your membership fee will not only be clear throughout the process, but also contribute to a fast and fair clean energy transition.

 

Step 3: Access GEM and explore its functionalities. Once you’re onboarded, you’ll have access to a font of data insights and options to deepen your understanding of equity issues in your community.


If you need help exploring how to best apply the tool to your work? Schedule a free demo with technical assistance! And if you’re already a GEM member, fret not. Your access remains unchanged. The transition to the new onboarding system will not affect existing users in any way.

 

Finally, the introduction of this streamlined system represents a leap forward in our mission to democratize data and advance a fast and fair clean energy transition. Join us on GEM today and embark on a journey with countless others to build a better world.


Thank you to our development partners, Tyrannosaurus Tech!

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