Community Partnerships

Our work has always been collaborative. In our home community of New York, Green Map System is an active participant in initiatives, coalitions, networks, and events that address social inclusion and sustainability, experiential education, technology and culture, resilience and climate justice, mobility and energy. 

Outcomes include new kinds of Green Maps, tours, exhibitions, actions, workshops and ongoing visioning for the future of this remarkable city! 

This list highlights current and selected past partners. The links will take you to examples of these Green Maps, stories about them, classroom tools and modules and other resources from our collaborative work. 

Our materials and modules support student leadership.

Find these Maps here - scroll down to Maps by Others

Recycle A Bicycle (RAB) – as part of annual summer programs, RAB has published Green Maps about local food, air pollution and asthma, car-free mobility, public access to the waterfront, the garbage crisis, community gardens, and more. Stories, slideshows and more resulted. Many organizations, funders and friends helped RAB succeed, summer after summer, with great maps!

Partnership for Parks Catalyst Program – 2012’s Green Maps include the neighborhoods surrounding Soundview Park (Bronx), East River Park (Manhattan) and Kaiser Park (Brooklyn).

Velo City – youth cyclists have created East River and Bronx Green Maps while on Velo City rides.

East River Apprentice Shop – charted Newtown Creek, one of our most polluted waterways.

East Harlem – youth at All Saints mapped their parish and created an exchange map.

Higher Education: including Columbia University, New York University, Pace University and Parsons, the New School of Design

Harlem Eco Mappers by Columbia University Earth Institute Center for the Study of Science and Religion

Institutions and Organizations: Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education, Faith Leaders for Environmental Justice, FAB Arts Block, Green Fort Greene, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Manhattan Borough Presidents Go Green Lower East Side Committee, Municipal Art Society - Urban Center Gallery, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance, Sierra Club, Smithsonian Institute Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum, Time's Up! Environmental Organization, and many others.

Customized trainings for educators, youth and community groups as well as specialized programs.

Download a complete list – from the Girl Scouts of Greater New York to Metropolis Magazine to Earth Day New York – of organizations that have utilized Green Mapmaking resources to generate new interest our local environment. 

Red Hook Green Map by Partnership for Parks, Recycle A Bicycle & The Hook Productions

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