Since 1992, Green Maps of NYC have highlighted sustainable living resources, along with ecological, cultural and activism sites. Today, the Green Map movement has spread to 65 countries. Over 800 communities use Green Map Icons and adaptable engagement tools to help people of all backgrounds get involved locally, as seen at GreenMap.org. Based in the East Village, the nonprofit Green Map System continues to innovate with fresh perspectives of New York City’s environment, as seen at GreenMapNYC.org.
In 2009, Green Map System launched the award winning Open Green Map, an interactive ‘social mapping’ platform. It makes Green Maps instantly accessible and open to public viewpoints, images and impact assessments. The platform reduces barriers to participation and significantly increases the usefulness of the maps to users around the neighborhood – or around the world.
Explore hundreds of maps and thousands of sites directly on the Open Green Map platform or find them embedded in local websites. The mobile website and the Green Map iPhone app make the Open Green Map’s rich array of sites accessible on the go. New sites can also be collected with these mobile tools. At GreenMap.org/widgets, find an easy way to embed our content into your own website.
As you explore, click icons to open the sites, then, tap the title to add photos, videos, comments and ratings. Suggestions of new sites are especially welcome!
Explore renewable energy, conservation, and ways to reduce the impacts of embodied energy on an everyday basis with the NYC Energy Map. Join Green Map’s campaign for an efficient, climate smart NYC and share this map on your website!
Composting is a great way to reduce waste and create rich new soil at the same time. Find sites citywide where you can drop off kitchen and garden scraps as well as learn about starting backyard or indoor composting project. Suggest new sites and read about the forthcoming map, Less = More, and help extend our waste minimization campaign.
Green Map NYC brings it all together in this comprehensive edition! When you discover new sites, suggest it here.
Manhattan’s East Village has amazing resources for resilient, green living. Take a walk or a bike and tour around – take photos and add them as well as new sites!
Green building practices are taking root, and many are seeking LEED certification. This blog includes more about LEED and this map.
Open Green Maps created by others give you more insight into our ever-changing neighborhoods. Explore and enjoy! Each map includes space for your photos, videos and site suggestions.