What We Do

At Green Map System, we use the power of maps and community engagement to involve a wide diversity of stakeholders, policymakers and visitors in thinking about, understanding and taking action for a healthier, greener city. Increasingly, the urgency of climate change has helped us diversify our focus on our local NYC Green Map project. 

Our process builds skills, networks and capacity.

Since 1992, we have published a dozen unique Green Map NYC editions and developed map making resources used by schools, universities, community groups and professionals to create Green Maps highlighting neighborhoods and important issues throughout the five boroughs. Both beneficial resources and problematic sites that are a challenge to community wellbeing, a healthy environment and climate are on our maps. 

What We Do

Talking with community members while tabling at the Queens Museum of Art.

Our original NYC Green Map editions received a great response across the city. Resonating around the world, a locally-led mapmaking movement was catalyzed. Growing strong since 1995, GreenMap.org introduces hundreds of Green Map projects and beautiful outcomes in printed, interactive and other formats. A non-profit organization since 2000, our East Village office hums with activity as it develops and collects resources, connections and supporters that help Green Map projects thrive, across our town and around the world. We continually create new maps locally and share what we have learned through the process to help others create effective citywide, neighborhood and thematic Green Maps. 

Our cycling and walking tours introduce Green Map sites to new audiences.

We are delighted to share much more than maps through this NYC website and our global center at GreenMap.org. Explore a wide range of initiatives, presentations, tools and trainings have been bolstered by the skills, networks and resources the Green Map movement has generated.