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  • 10/7: How Radical Mapping Builds Community

    Join us for great events like this popular mapping night, which was organized by Sane Energy in 2016, with:

    • Kim Fraczek and Patrick Robbins of Sane Energy's You are Here Map
    • Karen Edelstein of FracTracker
    • Wendy Brawer of Green Map System 
    • Paula Z. Segal of 596 Acres 
    • Pamela Soto Sanchez of New York City Environmental Justice Alliance
    Facebook invitation. Sponsored by Soho Patagonia, 72 Greene Street. Here is Green Map's Director, speaking at the event to an overflow crowd. Thank you Sane! Photo by Erik McGregor

  • May 5 2019 - Join our Jane's Walk /LES History Month Tour

    Green, Blue, or Gray Way? Clash of the Titans in East River Park

    Starts at Asser Levy Playground (corner of 23rd St and the FDR Drive, by the pool) 
    Ends at the new Eco Park at Pier 35 
    Sun May 5, 2019 11am-1:30pm
    Built by Robert Moses, rethought by community and now in a titanic battle on the front lines of climate change, members of the new East River Alliance invite you to explore the unique history, biodiversity and contentious plans for East River Park’s future. Long time community residents Dan Tainow and Wendy Brawer of Green Map will highlight social resilience, visionary planning and access to nature issues that impact all coastal communities.

    The official Jane's Walk website is open for reservations. Note that this ties into our work at Green Map, but our director is involved as part of her work with the East River Alliance. We'll be walking a couple hours, so dress accordingly, bring water or snack if you like. 

  • June 8-9 Green Mapping on Governor's Island

    Save the date - Join us on Governor's Island - Nolan Terrace 

    We’ll offer climate change and solutions mapping  activities this summer at the Climate Realities Solutions House on Governors Island. We’ll also take part in an island wide festival Sept 21, just before the UN Climate Action Conference convenes. 
    Sat June 8 1:30 - 3:30 Let’s make a Green Map of Governor’s Island! 
    Sun June 9 1:30 - 3:30  Part 2: Let’s make a Green Map of Governor’s Island! 
    Bring a picnic, hop on the ferry and enjoy a day away from the city! More details to come

Past Events

  • April 15 - 29! Help Green Map NYC compete for Climate Funding

    WOW! thanks to Everyone who pitched in, 100 donors! 

    Check out our climate fundraiser here (and good news, match on recurring donations continues all year!

    It's at GlobalGiving, where your donation of $10 or more (5 euros/GBP) anytime during April 15 - 29th will help our work get seen by more donors.

    If you set up a recurring donation, we'll get a bonus! and if you contribute at 9AM ET on Earth Day, April 22, it will receive a 50% match! Help Green Map NYC do more now! 

  • April 10 2019 - Reactivating the Stanton Bldg as a Green Culture Center

    Join us April 10th from 6:30 - 9 PM at Downtown Art - 70 East 4th Street

    The recent announcement by NYC Parks that they will move their storage out of the Stanton Building and commencement of construction on the public toilet rooms in the building are indeed cause for celebration! Join us for this special community event commemorating SDR Park’s past and future at this important juncture.

  • 2/22 Discussion: Politics of the Everyday - Life Projects that Change the World with Ezio Manzini & O2NYC

    Green Map is co-hosting this thoughtful event, all welcome! please RSVP

    Discussion: Politics of the Everyday - Life Projects that Change the World with Ezio Manzini & O2NYC

    Friday, February 22, 2019, 5:30 - 7:30pm

    COOKFOX Architects, 250 West 57th Street, 17th Floor

    Join us for an evening with Ezio Manzini, social and sustainable design philosopher, exploring the Politics of the Everyday through his new book on ‘life projects that change the world’. Find out the news on O2 global and NYC, too.

    Mingle, drink, talk and listen.

  • Dec 10, 2018 - Launching Green Map's Open Source Project

    Please join us for a nice little party celebrating the new global website - now an open source project! What does this mean? Come and find out in person! Join us at Thoughtworks, 99 Madison Ave on Monday December 10th from 7pm - 9pm - all are welcome! 

  • September 15, 2018 - It's Our Park Day!

    Join us for this FUN event - all welcome~ FREE~  two times: 2-5pm and 8:30-9:30 PM YEAH! 

    Please join us for It's Our Park Day at Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Hosted by the park’s Coalition, FABnyc, University Settlement, and Green Map NYC, this neighborhood festival supports reopening the Stanton Building to community use!

    Saturday, September 15

    Afternoon— 2pm-5pmLive music, dancing and martial arts lessons, art-making activities, free bike repair services, and opportunities to get involved in the campaign, along with featured speakers.

    Evening — 8:30pm-9:30pm Featuring projections by The Illuminator of artwork made to support the Stanton Building during the afternoon, along with historical images and neighborhood visions for the Stanton Street building's future.

    The Stanton Building Task Force was formed by the Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition, University Settlement and Green Map System to return this NYC Park building to public use. Although built for community use in 1934, the building became storage for all of Manhattan’s parks following the city’s financial crisis of the 1970s. Despite promises dating back to 1998, now, twenty years later, there is progress to report and new ways to get involved.

    Support the Return of the Stanton Building! Bring friends and family, follow it on too! 

  • May 6 - Past. Present. Future of the Lower East Side - a Jane's Walk/LES History Month event

    Past. Present. Future of the Lower East Side

    Tour a rapidly changing section of the Lower East Side and hear about current quests to maintain cohesion and distinctiveness while addressing diversity, climate and resiliency. Join Wendy Brawer, Director of Green Map and an LES Community Hero on this History Month / Jane’s Walk exploration.

    Walk where your grandparents walked and consider how today’s choices will affect future generations.  All ages, rain cancels. Free!

    Tour Starts & Ends Stanton Building
    btw Christie & Forsyth LES·NYC

    Sun May 6, 11am-1:30pm

    RSVP on the Jane's Walk website

  • April 21 - Car-free Broadway for Earth Day!

    This was a great day! Check out our animated GIFs at us on the street on Saturday April 21st - we'll be out collecting your ideas on new icons for Green Map System. The car-free zone extends north from Union Square and we'll be in the section with Earth Day New York (more details to come). Please contact us if you can pitch in!

    Join us and envision a grand promenade in the heart of the city! 

  • Feb 6: Demo Night with All Good Work!

    Join us at All Good Work Foundation's Demo night on Feb 6! Contribute to the SDG + Green Map project with your ideas!

  • Mar 29, 2018 - The Share Hub: DIY & Sharing Reclaimed Spaces in Tokyo with Masahiro Horiuchi

    The Share Hub: DIY & Sharing Reclaimed Spaces in Tokyo

    Presented by Masahiro Horiuchi, architect, map maker and circular designer

    What’s happened since Masahiro and his partner, Sumako, converted half their house into a community space? What is Cool Share and how might it help us New Yorkers save energy and warm up to our neighbors? Green Map System invites you to check out Masahiro’s Share Map and other neighborhood-scale projects that bring permaculture principles to life in Tokyo Japan. 

    Thursday, March 29  - 630 PM

    Come early and see the show

    Free talk, cosponsored by MORUS - donations welcome

    Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space 

    155 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009

    Optional: RSVP on Facebook

  • 10/28/17 - #Sandy5 Brooklyn Bridge March + 'sandyween'!

    SANDY 5 
    Communities across the city will remember, resist, and rise together.
    Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy took lives, destroyed homes, and flooded subways. Like in Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, the people hit hardest by Sandy were the poor, people of color, immigrants, and our already most vulnerable communities.
    New York’s elected officials must protect us from the impacts of climate change and lead a just transition to a renewable energy economy. We cannot wait any longer. On October 28th, we will assemble and march over the Brooklyn Bridge, and then rally at the Alfred E. Smith Houses in Manhattan.
    On October 28th, let’s march to demand a better future. RSVP on Facebook, or just show up!

  • Oct 25, 2017 Preparing for Today: Urgency, Engagement & Action in the Age of Uncertainty

    Our Sandy 5th Anniversary Event
    Preparing for Today: Urgency, Engagement & Action in the Age of Uncertainty

    Oct 25 - 6:30 PM
    Wollman Hall at The New School, 65 West 11th Street, Top Floor
    Let’s work together on a prototype for social resiliency, and contribute to a model for NYC Parks! Join the Stanton Building Task Force of the Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition, the Tishman Environment Design Center and The New School for this evening event. Sponsors: LES Ready and The School of Constructed Environments, Parsons. 

  • 9/11/17 Discussion on Preparedness in NYC

    Will NYC be hit badly by big storms this season? Let's prepare.

    Wendy's presentation is now linked to the comments on the Meetup page - find the video at

    Come to the discussion with the NYC Grassroots Meetup, and hear from speakers including Jay Brandt of NYC Office of Emergency Management, and Wendy Brawer, Green Map director on


  • Sept 20 - Lower East Ride with Green Map, on a Shared Bike! during Climate Week NYC

    Take an exciting bicycle tour of energy innovation and climate action in Manhattan’s East Village, a riverside neighborhood impacted by Superstorm Sandy. On borrowed Citi Bikes, we’ll visit community gardens, a super-efficient retrofit building, a proposed community microgrid, historic solar and green infrastructure and many more sites on the Green Map!

    Join Green Map System’s director, Wendy Brawer, Passive House architect Paul Castrucci, La Plaza Cultural co-chair Marga Snyder, and guest speakers. See how the storm has changed this diverse community - and how it is progressing towards resiliency and regeneration! Find out more about Green Map's climate action work here

    Meet at the Citi Bike station at 10th and Avenue A. Easy, mostly flat ride for up to 20 people. No bike? No problem. You can borrow a FREE Citi Bike (ages 16+). Please note, Citi Bikes are subject to availability.

    WAIT LIST ONLY ! now full - but add your name in case we have room at the end!

    First-come, first-served. In case of rain, the ride is cancelled.

    Check out the Video from a previous event!  (this is a screenshot, click the link to view!)

  • June 17: People Power Planet Party

    Green Map is taking part in the first People Power Planet Party, taking place on Saturday June 17 on East Sixth Street between Aves B & C from 11 to 5pm,  as described at People Power Planet Party and on Facebook:

    What we LOVE....  
    In the community we LOVE....  
    In the city we LOVE....

    Solar Power / Music / Community Gardens / Bicycling / Composting / Urban Agriculture / Yoga / Public Spaces / Permaculture / Theater / Green Roofs / Dance / Community Supported Agriculture / Maps / Contestorias / Science / Hemp / Seed Bombs / Beekeeping / Puppets / Geothermal Energy / Plastic Free / Diversity / Art / Wind Power / Food 

  • June 17, 2017: People Power Planet Party

    Green Map is taking part in the first People Power Planet Party, taking place on Saturday June 17 on East Sixth Street between Aves B & C from 11 to 5pm,  as described at People Power Planet Party and on Facebook:    


    What we LOVE....  
    In the community we LOVE....  
    In the city we LOVE....

    Solar Power / Music / Community Gardens / Bicycling / Composting / Urban Agriculture / Yoga / Public Spaces / Permaculture / Theater / Green Roofs / Dance / Community Supported Agriculture / Maps / Contestorias / Science / Hemp / Seed Bombs / Beekeeping / Puppets / Geothermal Energy / Plastic Free / Diversity / Art / Wind Power / Food 

  • 10/7: How Radical Mapping Builds Community

    Join us for great events like this popular mapping night, which was organized by Sane Energy in 2016, with:

    • Kim Fraczek and Patrick Robbins of Sane Energy's You are Here Map
    • Karen Edelstein of FracTracker
    • Wendy Brawer of Green Map System 
    • Paula Z. Segal of 596 Acres 
    • Pamela Soto Sanchez of New York City Environmental Justice Alliance
    Facebook invitation. Sponsored by Soho Patagonia, 72 Greene Street. Here is Green Map's Director, speaking at the event to an overflow crowd. Thank you Sane! Photo by Erik McGregor

  • Sept 23 - What’s Renewing the Lower East Side?

    Get energized by the bottom-up innovation that abounds in the East Village.
    This one-hour Climate Week NYC walking tour features historic, planned, and exemplary energy generation and bio-design sites. We’ll visit 10 resilient solar, microgrid, green infrastructure locations and share some of Sandy’s impacts on the ‘Garden District’. Our walk leads directly into the LUNGS Harvest Arts Fest opening party at La Plaza Cultural (Ave C and East 9th Street).
    5:30 pm on Friday, Sept 23: Meet us at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, 155 Ave C. Come a bit early so you can test the energy bicycle and enjoy the exhibits before this easy walk starts, rain or shine.
    This free event features Wendy Brawer of Green Map, Paul Garrin of Beyond the Grid, Bill DiPaola of MORUS/Time’s Up, Marga Snyder of La Plaza Cultural and more.
    Green Map’s past Climate Week events have won Creative Climate Awards! Check out this 2014 cycling tour video and our newest climate action video, Bike Ready


  • July 6, 13 and 27 - Return of the Stanton Building to the Community Visioning events

    The Stanton Building in Roosevelt Park could be an awesome community space Weds July 6, 3-6PM

    Join us on Stanton Street (between Forsyth and Chrystie) on the Lower East Side and experience these examples:

    - Gardening via It’s My Park Day by M’finda Kalunga, Sara Roosevelt Coalition & the LUNGS Youth Program

    - Bike Repair by The New York Mechanical Gardens Bike Co-op

    - Renewable Energy with Solarize LES

    - Composting & Green Jobs with Green Map System

    - Beekeeping with Alpha Bee City Honey

    - LES History with the New Museum

    - Awesome exhibits by 596 Acres, Hester Street and other community groups

    - Zumba with University Settlement

    All welcome! stop and share your insights! Then return in the evening on the 13th and 27th for workshops to take this further!

  • 6/25/16 - Our Film, Bike Ready in Bicycle Film Fest!

    We are delighted that our short film Bike Ready is in the New York Bicycle Film Fest! Join us for the screening on June 25th at Film Anthology Theater. Check it out!

    It was also screened in Staten Island on the 29th of June. Watch it anytime at Bike Ready ! 

  • April 22 - Love Thy Nature's Earth Day Screening, with Green Map

    In New York this Earth Day?
    In addition to the City celebrating Car-Free Day, on April 22, Love thy Nature, a beautiful film about our amazing world, is starting a week-long run at Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street).

    Following the 7pm show, Wendy Brawer, Green Map's Director, will be talking about the film's themes and share ideas about ways to interact with nature and support biodiversity in the city. Join us and refresh your outlook!


  • Just Food Conference March 13

    Watch for our Director in the 596 Acres panel!

    The annual Just Food Conference convenes over 700 community organizers, urban and rural farmers, CSA members, educators, local food enthusiasts, and members of the press for a full day of interactive workshops, policy disucssions, and good food. Programming will include urban agriculture skill-building, cooking and food preservation techniques, current opportunities to advocate for equitable food policy, and strategies for mobilizing communities to create more equitable access to fresh, locally grown food.

    The 2016 Just Food Conference will be held on Sunday, March 13th, in partnership with the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy at Teachers College, Columbia University. The farmers of Rise & Root Farm will deliver the keynote address. For tickets and more information, visit

    Volunteers can attend for FREE:

  • Hola LES! Celebrate our new map May 7 with a tour - Jane's Walk + LES History Month

    Join us Saturday May 7th at 11:30 AM to explore the green side of a quickly changing neighborhood bounded by Sara D Roosevelt Park and Hamilton Fish Park from HOuston to DeLAncey (Hola!). Walk and talk with the designers who created a new Green Map entitled "Hola LES". It juxtaposes ever-mounting development pressures alongside existing green sites and plans (both concepts and underway) for a denser yet hopefully, more resilient and distinctive neighborhood. 

    Explore the map today at ! This tour also represents the Hola LES Green Map's launch! 

    Special thanks to Partnerships for Parks Capacity Grant Fund for supporting community engagement in this 36 block-area between two city parks.

    This 2 hour tour is a Jane's Walk and an LES History Month event, please RSVP on either website, both have plenty of wonderful events! It ends at Siempre Verde Garden, 181 Stanton. Inclement weather? Watch for updates on

    In 2015, Hola LES started with workshops and community discussions:

    Our May, June and August workshops were terrific!  Find details in our Blog. Special thanks to the diverse participants from the community, the young adults taking part in the LUNGS NYC summer program, and the Civic Corps of volunteers. We'd also like to thank our interns and volunteers who pitched in on this project. 

  • June 17 - Climate 'sHeros' - Making Climate Action

    Don't know how you can make a difference on climate change? Get inspired by the personal stories of diverse New York women (including Green Map's Director!) who are leading the way in combating global climate change…and see their stories reimagined through art, live music, poetry and performance. Stay for networking, climate actions, and the announcement of the 2015 Creative Climate Awards selection.

    When: Wednesday June 17, 6:30 – 9
    6:30 Networking reception
    7 Performances begin
    Where: Consulate of France in NYC, 934 Fifth Ave (between 74th and 75th)
    RSVP highly recommended.  Space is limited. RSVP:

    This program is possible with the support of:  German Consulate in NYC, Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN, French Consulate in NYC, Permanent Mission of France to the UN, EU Commission, New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I), StoryCorps, Winter's Past (Isaac Kestenbaum and Josie Holtzman), Andrew Shea, Amy Braunschweiger and all of the women who shared their stories and inspire us to follow their footsteps: Kassia Atteea, Wendy Brawer, Majora Carter, Aria Doe, Jeanne Dupont, Gioya DeSouza-Fennelly, Kim Fraczek, Jean Gardner, Sarah Levine, Sabine Marx, Helen Matsos, Mary Miss, Eve Mosher, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Anasa Scott, Courtney St. John, Shino Tanikawa, Annie Willis, and Bethany Yarrow.


  • 2/26 Goodnik Demo Day

    Join Green Map as we present at Goodnik Demo Day! Technology for social benefit meetup is a great opportunity to hear what's coming and to exchange ideas. Location will be posted on the Meetup page!

  • April 11 - Green Map at New York Map Society

    Coming right up! Join us Saturday April 11 for Vibrant Visions of Green Map, past, present and future

    Join us at New York Map Society, 2:30 PM at the Ethical Culture Society, 2 West 64th Street, at Central Park West.

    This event is free and open to all. 

  • Dec 4 Tele-seminar with Transition Northeast

    Join us online from 2- 3:30 with the Transition movement! 

    for a discussion on 
    The Maturation of a Social Movement: A Regional Response to a Critique of Transition (Part 2)
    Brett Barndt, Woodstock Institute for Future Investment
    Jon Cawley, Environmental Transitions Roanoke, VA
    Wendy Brawer, Green Map System
    Facilitator: Pamela Boyce Simms
    More info:

  • 11/1 Celebrate Your Park Community!


    Saturday Nov 1 from 11am to 1pm
    Join the Catalyst Program-Partnerships for Parks for a Lower East Ride celebrating the East Village, Manhattan, the Lower East Side, East River Park, and Pier 42. Click to RSVP and more info.
    Meet community park stewards from Lower East Side Ecology Center, Green Map® System, GoLES, and Grand Street Settlement. Learn about the role of the park and the community in creating a more resilient Lower Manhattan!
    Celebrate the arts and active transportation through this fun, educational ride! This is an easy, all-ages ride, but please bring a helmet! 
    The ride will start at Green Map System (220A E. 4th Street) at 11am, and will end at a fish release at 1. Refreshments will be provided for this free event!

  • Sept 26 - Beyond the March: Green Mapmaking for Chnaging Communities

    It's a Climate Week NYC event - from 5 - 7:30 PM on Friday Sept 26

    Meet at Green Map System and explore how this 65-country social movement is changing how people understand, visualize and take action for their home places.

    After a quick world tour, you’ll learn how to bring Green Mapmaking into your community to promote climate health and engage broad participation. Then, take to the street to test your new skills! A condensed but easy walking tour will explore climate impacts in the East Village and ways its unique social fabric address resiliency. Meet diverse sustainability advocates from near and far at this free workshop!

    Our address is 220a East 4th Street - between Aves A and B in the East Village. Please RSVP

    Explore more of the Climate Season events we're part of, too!


  • Aug 13 - New Green Mapmaking App!

    Learn to use Green Map System's fast fun new Mobile Site Collector!

    With 13 languages, this responsive webapp makes it easy to collect, photograph and chart green sites while on location, even in areas without wifi. Try it on your phone, desktop or tablet at

     We'll map nearby resources and create an embeddable interactive map. This 2 for 1 workshop takes place in Siempre Verde Garden, 181 Stanton (at Attorney St, Lower East Side) from 6:30 – 8 PM where it’s Wormy Wednesday, so you can learn about composting too! Rain postpones. More about this new tool at

  • June 25 & July 16 - Matching Donation Days!


    June 25 • 100% Match by YouthSpark at Global Giving!

    A Salute to Green Map Interns,  vital to the energy and effectiveness of the Green Map movement!

    Each year, eight to fifteen interns work with us at the New York office. They include students, emerging professionals and international fellows. Producing new maps and media as well as adaptable tools, interns bring us special insight into world regions and critical issues while they gain valuable skills in sustainability, communications and participatory design.

    With your help, we can do more to give back to these future leaders.

    On Weds, June 25 at Noon and for the next 24 hours, we are eligible for a 100% match for all donations made at on our Global Giving Microproject page  in support of our green jobs program and Green Map internships. Your tax-deductible gift from $10 to $1,000 will double its impact!

    Global Giving offers us opportunities to match donations 4 times a year. Coming up next: July 16 offers a 50% match, starting at 9AM EDT. YouthSpark offers 100% with bonuses. Both funds have generous pools, but give early to be sure your gift is matched. Help us take advantage of this support and watch our impacts grow.

    Thank you!!

  • Sept 21 - Peoples Climate March

    400,000 people! it was a terrific event!

    Green Map NYC and Green Map System will take place in the major climate march on Sunday September 21, outside the United Nations in New York City. 

    Initiated by, the web page about this important march is here - sign up to receive updates, and consider organizing a group to participate in your city. You can also follow developments on Facebook

    We're delighted this march will take place in our home city. We'll be adding more here soon, and in the meantime, download a short illustrated report on our local climate mapping work. 



  • May 17 - Open Engage at QMA with Hibridos Collective

    At Open Engage, we're delighted to partner with Hibridos Collective at the world-famous PANORAMA at the Queens Museum of Art on Saturday May 17, 10am - noon. UPDATE - check out our blog post with photos by Carlos Martinez!

    Jammin’ with Green Map for a Just and Resilient NYC
    Participants will learn about the Queens DiverCity Map and Green Map’s icons, resources and mobile tools; chart sites in the Panorama of NYC with traditional mapmaking tools and new technologies; explore how maps can be used as tools to advocate for social change and share “green ways of being.”
    We hope you can join us for this exciting workshop! More details on this sold-out event are online here and on Facebook.

  • May 16 - Designer City: How Innovative Solutions Transform Urban Life

    Pratt PresentsDesigner City: How Innovative Solutions Transform Urban Life

    Co-presented by the Museum of Arts and Design
    Friday, May 16 at 7 PM
    How has design innovated solutions to specifically urban issues, and how will it continue to enhance life in New York?
    From more readable fonts on street signs, to helping the city’s infrastructure withstand the next super storm; from reimagined work spaces and expanded bike lanes, to design tools that improve education, this discussion will explore the intersection of design and public service, demonstrating the social value of good design and innovative design thinking.
    Featuring Julie Lasky (moderator), Deputy Editor of the Home section of the New York Times; David Burney, Professor of Planning and Placemaking, Pratt Institute; Christine Gaspar, Executive Director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP); Jason Schupbach, Director of Design, the National Endowment for the Arts; and Wendy E. Brawer, Founder and Director, the Green Map System.
    The Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, Manhattan
    Free and open to the public. Space is limited. Please RSVP by emailing name of event, your name, number of tickets, and phone number to

  • May 4 - Renewability & the Lower East Ride


    Celebrating the noted urbanist, this Jane's Walk cycling tour on Sunday May 4 explores solar, sustainability & social innovation in the neighborhood & along the river, concluding at Lower East Side History Month Picnic.
    Starts at 1 PM in Tompkins Square Park
    The Lower East Side is a wonderfully diverse district. This is your opportunity to see where renewable energy is being generated, community gardens are blooming and a fresh new climate of community resiliency is being cultivated.  We’ll trace the flood line from Sandy’s surge in the East Village and see some of the practical responses and long-term challenges. Along the way we’ll exchange ideas about place, planning and participation with local experts and activists. Expect to learn about green infrastructure, composting, green buildings and much more. Our tour will continue through East River Park, concluding at Pier 42 in time for the Lower East Side History Month Picnic. 
    Green Map System has celebrated the LES’s remarkable vitality with both award-winning cycling tours and resiliency-oriented Green Maps, as seen at Copies will be provided to participants.
    Doesn’t this make you want to grab your bike (or a Bike Share bike) and take a revitalizing 5-mile ride with us?  All ages are welcome!  

  • April 27: Cycling Tour of Brooklyn's Waterfront Treasures

    Save the Date!

    On April 27, from 1 - 4pm, Green Map NYC will be leading a portion of the Brooklyn Waterfront cycling tour produced by our climate colleagues at the Human Impacts Institute.

    Location: 1pm at Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, 1 Water Street in Brooklyn

    Space is limited. Registration is required by providing your full name, email, phone to or calling 917 727 9761.  Please, specify “Brooklyn Bike Tour” in your registration.  

    Spring is finally here! Wrap up Earth Week with the Human Impacts Institute’s Brooklyn Waterfront Treasures Bike Tour on Sunday, April 27th from 1:00-4:00pm! Join the Human Impacts Institute Crew on a free bike tour up the Brooklyn coast of the East River. 

    Participants must provide their own bike, helmet, water, and any other necessary personal items. Youth are welcome with adult supervision. Registration is required.  

    The tour will stop at various iconic locations where a special guest speaker will give a different talk about the East River waterfront, including: 

    • (1pm) Brooklyn Bridge Park: Connecting the Waterfront w/Sustainable Transportation

    Speaker (15 min including Q&A): Brooklyn Greenway (invited)

    • (2pm) Grand Ferry Park: Tracking Community Changes: Interactive Map Building

    Speaker (15 min including Q&A): Wendy Brawer, Green Map System

    • (2:30pm) East River State Park: History of Our Brooklyn Waterfront

    Speaker (15 min including Q&A): Parks Ranger, New York State Department of Parks and Historic Preservation

    • (3pm) WNYC Transmitter Park: Life on the waterfront--plants and animals

    Speaker (15 min including Q&A): Jason Beury, NYC Parks Gardener

    • (3:30) Newtown Creek Nature Walk: Understanding combined sewer overflows and water pollution prevention 

    Speaker (15 min including Q&A): Korin Tangtrakul, Storm Water Infrastructure Matters (SWIM) Coalition

    This project was funded by a cooperative agreement awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency to the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission in partnership with the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program.

  • March 15 - Tabling at Patagonia Soho

    Come meet the people behind Green Map NYC at Patagonia Soho, 101 Wooster (between Prince and Spring) in Soho, from approximately 11am to 2pm. Get copies of our maps and find out more about the nee Open Green Map Mobile Site Collector. 

  • Postponed- Goodnik: Preview the Green Map Site Collector!

    New Date to be announced!

    Goodnik Demo Day
    Tuesday, January 21, 2014
    6:30 PM
    Grind Broadway
    1412 Broadway, 22 Floor, New York, NY
    Among the evening's 'tech for good' presentations is one featuring the Green Map Mobile Site Collector. Soon to be 'soft-launched' this exciting new webapp is being developed for Green Map System by Ciprian Samoila and Bogdan Szabo. Fulfilling the often expressed wish of the global Green Map network to have a robust way to collect sites on the go, the Site Collector is a responsive website that works on smartphones, tablets and computers. This is the first public presentation! 

  • Feb 24 - Neighborhood Sustainability: One Block At A Time

    Green Map's Director is taking part in the second of a series of conversations presented by Fourth Arts Block and the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design focusing on community-up environmental leadership.

    Here is an article about the event from Bowery Boogie!

    Interactive discussions invite panelists and participants to put forth new strategies, raise questions, and share best practices about how communities can transform global need into local action. 
    Neighborhood Sustainability: One Block At A Time 
    Bowery Arts + Science is located at 308 Bowery (between Bleecker & Houston)
    Monday January 27 
    The Role of Community-Based Leaders and Intermediaries
    A dialogue between three community organizations: Anusha Venkataraman from El Puente, Kerri Culhane from Two Bridges, and Betsy Imershein from Fourth Arts Block, moderated by Cassim Shepard, editor of Urban Omnibus.
    Monday February 24
    Cross Sector Approaches: Science, Art, Education, and Activism
    An interdisciplinary dialogue: Wendy Brawer from Green Map, Toby Cumberbatch from The Cooper Union, and Shawn Shafner from The Poop Project. Moderated by David Bergman, architect and adjunct at The New School.
    Neighborhood Sustainability: One Block At A Time is a SUSTAIN program, made possible through a generous award from the Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund, with additional support from Con Edison and Eileen Fisher. 
    There will be light refreshments & a cash bar

  • 12/20 Holiday Party at Green Map!

    Party time! It's BY.OK, so it's OK to bring a bottle, BF, or snack to share. 

    See you soon! 

  • GivingTuesday! Support GreenMapNYC on 12/3

    It's a new national day of giving and we're taking part! 

    Donate to the NYC Green Map project using the button below. It's tax deductible! 

    If you would like more information about our nonprofit, Green Map System and all the ways you can support this local-global initiative, please visit

    Thank you!

  • Thru Jan 4 - People Building Better Cities Exhibit

    People Building Better Cities: 2 Forums and an exhibition opening 12/2/13

    The ‘just ‘, ‘livable’, ‘decent’  and  ‘accessible’ city are terms we often hear these days. The People Building Better Cities exhibition looks at how citizens and the urban professions can work together to help make cities resilient, equitable, inclusive, smart and sustainable.
    Over two sessions on December 7 and 11 we will explore a number of key questions, and seek audience views on New York and other cities. What does it take to cultivate a successful engaged and inclusive practice among urban professionals?  Where has this worked well? How do we learn from these professional - and educational examples? Presentations will be followed by a Roundtable discussion with the audience.
    More info about Anna Rubbo and this Global Studio-CSUD project: People Building Better Cities 
    Forum One includes Green Map System - PHOTOS
    When:  2.15pm-4.30pm Saturday  December 7
    Where: At the Center for Architecture
    536 LaGuardia Place 
    NY, NY 10012
    (212) 683-0023
    Citizen Engagement in City Making
    Panel Discussions
    Saturday, December 7, 2013, 4.00-6.00pm
    Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 6.00-8.00pm
    Cultivating Engaged and Inclusive Urban Practice
    Speakers from diverse and engaged urban practices will share their views on what the livable city means to them, examples of how the concept of inclusion shapes their own professional practices and thinking, and what  they see as some of the big challenges. What more needs to happen to ensure better cities?
    Moderators: Anna Rubbo, Global Studio-CSUD; and Matthias Neumann, Normal Design.  
    Tobias Amborst, Interboro Partners
    Wendy Brawer, Founding Director, Green Map
    Candy Chang, Artist, Civic Center, New Orleans
    Miodrag Mitrasinovic, Parsons The New School for Design
    Shin Pei Tsay, Research and Development Director, Transit Center, NY

  • Nov 22- Dec 20 MAPnificent! exhibit at Bronx River Art Center


    Opening Reception / Tour by Curator & Artists
    Friday, November 22, 6:00-9:00pm.
    Exhibition is on view through December 20.
    #NYC Green Maps just got added to this #BxRAC map exhibit - get copies of our latest maps there too.
    See you at the opening on Friday!

  • Postponed, 2013 EcoHack NYC

    Save the Date! 

    EcoHacks bring technology and ecology together. More about this hackathon will be shared soon, but Green Map NYC hopes to take part and develop some much needed tools! Here is the website where details will appear soon:

  • Sept 22 - Humane Education Conference

    Humane Education includes peace, justice and sustainability: Catch Jane Goodall's key note early on Saturday at this NYC conference or watch it livestreamed on the home page.  Green Map System will provide a 'lightning presentation' at 3, too!

    A larger venue was just organized so tickets are still available at

  • Sept 27 - Adapting to Change - Special Climate Week Cycling Tour

    This was a terrific ride with 20 participants and great speakers - Ray Sage, Jessica Brunacini and Charles Komanoff - videos and phots will soon be posted at

    Friday September 27, 6:00 – 8:30PM
    Meet Tompkins Sq Park’s center circle
    (east of) Avenue A (north of) East 7th St. in the East Village

    Sandy’s storm waters surged into Manhattan, heralding a new 21st century reality. Bike with us to explore both the aftermath and solutions generated on the LES, East Village and East River Park that respond to the realities of climate change. 
    This Lower East Ride includes discussion of practical responses that increase livability as well as long term planning options for a more resilient NYC with Wendy Brawer of Green Map System and Bethany Bingham, Catalyst Coordinator for Greenway Activities at Partnerships for Parks and guest speakers. 
    This easy yet thought provoking ride is part of Climate Week NYC and the 10 Days of Climate Action!
    Postponed if raining - find out more at & download the Adapting to Change Green Map

  • Tues June 4, Adapting to Change Ride


    Bring your Bike or a BikeShare Bike!
    Tuesday June 4, 6:30PM
    Meet mid-park at Tompkins Sq Park’s Gaia Tree - East Village
    Sandy’s storm waters surged into Manhattan, heralding a new 21st century reality. Join Green Map System and explore both the aftermath and solutions generated in the LES, East Village and East River Park that respond to the realities of climate change. Guest speakers include project partner Bethany Bingham, East River Park's Greenway Catalyst Coordinator.
    Get a copy of the new Lower East Ride Green Map! Find out more at
    2 hour free cycling tour - cosponsored by Time's Up. Postponed if raining!

  • Postponed! - How Green Is My City? Green Mapmaking Workshop


    Join us at a wonderful new community garden that's 'forever green- - Siempre Verde Garden
    POSTPONED! Tue, July 9, 6pm8pm
    Find the workshop in the garden: 181 Stanton Street (at Attorney Street) on the Lower East Side
    Rain or shine!
    Find out how to "Map Your Green" - share where you compost, dine green, and recreate sustainably with neighbors and classmates. Each of us will create a personal Green Map to post on the wall or on social media!
    Green Mapping is a global movement that got started on the Lower East Side. Find out how local project leaders in 65 countries use Green Map System's award-winning community mapping tools to chart new directions to a sustainable future. Create a new Green Map with the movement's founder, Wendy Brawer. 2 hours, all ages welcome. $5 donation to the garden to cover materials. 

  • Sat May 18 - It's My Park Day - Sara D Roosevelt Park

    Two great new Green Maps are available at It's My Park Day - Sara D Roosevelt Park! You can also see our Green Jobs in New York display and consider your work's potential to help the city and the environment. There's great hands-on activities in the M'finda Kalunga Garden and around the soon to be accessible community building to the north. 

    Saturday May 18th from 1:00-3:00pm
    Stanton St. between Forsyth and Chrystie in Sara Roosevelt Park
    Special thanks to the Sara Roosevelt Park Community Coalition
    Download Sara D's Flyer (Spanish) and bring the family!



  • May 3 - Ideas City - New Museum Workshop

    We are delighted to present a free workshop on Green Mapmaking at the New Museum's Ideas City on Friday May 3th (time TBA) at the Old School across from the Museum at 233 Mott Street. Be sure to RSVP ! All are welcome. 

    The Green Maps for Resilient Cities Everywhere workshop includes a great learning experience AND two new NYC Green Maps to take home! Less = More NYC is on waste reduction and the first of our Lower East Ride Green Maps, created with East River Park’s Catalyst Coordinator for Greenway Activities, will debut as well. More about these maps will be added soon!! 

    Aftermath: Great workshop with 9 countries in the mix!  

    PS - we are also taking part in the discussion following the great Monica Hunken's one woman show, Blondie of Arabia on May 3.

  • April 8 NYC GEO Meet Up

    Green Map System is one of the Ignite-style presenters at the April 8th Meetup! Find all the location details and RSVP here.

    From the overview:
    For April's meetup we're highlighting innovative ways maps can help us build a more sustainable, understandable, and livable world.  The line-up is amazing, inspiring, and awesome.  You'll leave wanting to hug a tree, or a whale, or each other.  Promise.
    We'll start at 7pm with socializing first, then the 10 minute talks starting promptly at 7:30pm
    The short talks are followed by discussion. Thomas Turnbull, our Board VP and Wendy Brawer, our Director will be presenting for this technically-minded meetup!
    Event image:

  • March 10 Adapting to Change Cycling Tour



    Ride starts at Tompkins Park Gaia Tree (center circle) at 11:30am
    Sandy’s storm waters surged into Manhattan, heralding a new 21st century reality. On this 90 minute ride, we’ll explore both the aftermath and solutions generated in the East Village that mitigate or adapt to the realities of climate change. has the map! 
    Along the way, discuss practical responses that increase livability as well as long term planning options for a more resilient NYC with Green Map System, EcoOptimist, and others. At 1pm the ride concludes nearby, where we'll be joining the Siempre Verde Garden clean up (optional but dress appropriately, bring snack & water). 
    Easy ride, cosponsored by Time's Up!
    Postponed if raining. Questions - apple [at] RSVP on Facebook, if you like
    from December's Adapting to Change ride with speakers JK Canepa, David Bergman and Dan Miner, with compost master Ilyse Kazan.

  • Jan 11&12 - MAS's Road2 Resilience

    We'll be leading one of the tours on the 11th and taking part in a panel on the 12th at this important forum. 
    Find out more at (our tour will be similar to the one described here). 

  • Dec 19 - Green Map Holiday Party

    It's the season for a party but can we do it in a less wasteful way this year? 

    Share your ideas for the forthcoming Less = More Green Map on the spot at the party or post directly on the map at Come on over and bring a friend, bring something to share, we'll also have Two Boots pizza!

     Green Map, 220A East 4th, in the East Village between Aves A & B, from 6 to 9pm. RSVP is optional, here

  • Dec 2 - Adapting to Change Cycling Tour


    Sandy’s storm waters surged into Manhattan, heralding a new 21st century reality. 

    On this free tours, we’ll ride along the new coastline, and explore both the aftermath and the solutions generated in the East Village that mitigate or adapt to the realities of climate change. Ride includes discussion of practical responses that increase livability as well as long term planning options for a more resilient NYC. All are welcome on this 2 hour ride by Green Map System, co-sponsored by Time's Up!

    Now that this event has passed, we invite you to view this recap in the Bowery Boogie by David Bergman, with video by Peter Shapiro.

    You are welcome to RSVP on Facebook, but this is not required. 

    You may want to ride the award-winning tour we created in September (thanks to Human Impacts Institute's 10 Days of Climate Culture - Explore and embed and start reducing your energy use, too.

    NEW - Great post by Benjamin Heim Shepard about this December tour.

    Don't miss this Video by Peter Shapiro, too!



  • March 27 - Celebrate This Website & Our Archive!

    This was a terrific event - Enjoy the annotated Album! Special thanks to Peter Shapiro for his great photos, more of which are here

    We invite you to celebrate this new website, together with OTTO NY and Oceanic! It's a dual celebration - The global Green Map Archive is also making it's public debut, as part of the amazing collection at the New York Public Library Map Room!

    Wednesday March 27, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the  New York Public Library Map Room - 5th Avenue at 42nd Street. All are welcome!

    You can already explore our new local website at - yes this website! It is a comprehensive guide to all of Green Map System’s maps, partnerships and events throughout the five boroughs. Designed by OTTO NY and Oceanic, thanks to DesigNYC’s matchmaking, it's been exciting to share this new website with the world. 


  • Sept 26 - Green Culture Cycling Tour


    What’s being done to forestall climate change around Green Map's neighborhood? Explore on two wheels and carry a colorful message that draws attention to the issues on this tour, which is part of 10 Days of Climate Action, an official part of Climate Week NYC 2012.
    Great Event! Enjoy this blogpost, thanks to Human Impacts Institute!
    On Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30 pm, bring your bike to Tompkins Square Park Temperance Monument (inside park near East 9th St and Ave A). Get a fresh perspective with Green Map System as you explore sustainability and social innovation sites on the Lower East Side including eco-cultural resources, solar energy, community gardens, green and collaborative enterprises as well as greenways. Speakers, surprises and more!
    This tour is co-sponsored by Time’s Up! Thanks to Human Impacts Institute's 10 Days of Climate Action. 
    At the ride’s start, decorate your bike, so everyone will know why you are riding and how everyday choices impact the climate and community. It's an easy ride, all ages welcome but people 14 and under must have a helmet. Ride concludes at 8:30, with After-drink location TBA. Rain cancels, so watch this page or our Facebook Event for updates on weather and the After-drink location. Optional RSVP to apple at greenmap dot orgor on the Facebook page

  • Every Friday in August - Sara D Sustainability Series

    Sara D Sustainability Series

    Free Workshops - Fridays 6:30-8:30pm
    Join Green Map System and Time's Up! in the M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden each Friday evening in August to learn about:
    • 8/10 - Bike Repair & Safety with Time's Up! (photos)
    • 8/17 - Green Jobs in our Community with Green Map System (slideshow)
    • 8/24 - Composting, Bokashi & Mud Ball Making with MoS Collective - event report here!
    • 8/31 - Bike Repair & Safety with Time's Up!
    In Sara D. Roosevelt Park (at Rivington & Chrystie, on Manhattan's Lower East Side).
    All ages are welcome. Postponed if pouring.

  • Monday August 13, 6:30-8:30 PM
    220A East 4th Street (between Aves. A and B in Manhattan's East Village)

    Aug 13 - Pitch in on the Less = More Green Map!

    Green Map System invites you to pitch in on the Less = More Green Map of NYC on Monday, August 13 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at our office, 220A East 4th Street (between Aves. A and B in the East Village). 

    We'll be brainstorming a marketing campaign as well as prioritizing the content of this much-needed map. As described on IOBY,  Less = More will include compost, innovative second-hand and iconic waste-reducers, and much more, citywide.  

    Pitch in and help us help NYC reduce its waste - rsvp to apple [at ]

  • Saturday, September 15
    Location and details to be announced!

    Sept 15 - Join Green Map at Local Spokes Youth Ambassadors' Finale

    As part of the Lower East Side and Chinatown Bicycling Coalition, Green Map System invites you to the Youth Ambassadors bike tour and celebration. The party will take place from noon to 4pm in the wonderful M'Finda Kalunga Community Garden in Sara D Roosevelt Park, enter on Rivington between Chrystie and Forsyth on the Lower East Side. 

    Enjoy the video from the 2011 finale today. Scroll down at for the video by Peter Shapiro. You can also download our Action Plan, explore photos and more. 

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 6:30-8:00PM
    Museum of Chinese in America
    215 Centre Street (between Howard and Grand Sts)

    Brainstorm! Building a Movement: Replicate your project in other cities

    How and why did Occupy Wall Street local proliferate so quickly?

    Join us for a lively discussion exploring models of community building that have grown, spread and become movements. We will investigate new ways for community-based organizations to think about their impact. Conversation moderated by Nico Daswani, a4 Program Director.


    Wendy Brawer, Green Map System (local maps promoting sustainability, now engaging people of all backgrounds in over 800 cities in 64 countries)

    Casey Kelbaugh, Slideluck Potshow (slideshow & potluck gatherings, now operating in 40 cities around the world)

    David Koren, FIGMENT Festival (NYC-based participatory arts festival, which has now spread to three other cities in the U.S.)

    Steven Rand, apexart (decentralized funding and support for dozens of arts exhibitions taking place in six countries.)

    Wen-Jay Ying, Local Roots NYC (community-supported agriculture project or CSA, bringing foods grown in local farms to nearby communities. Currently over 100 CSAs in New York City alone.)

    $10 General Admission, Free for Alliance+ and MoCA members

  • Thursday May 31, 6-8pm
    M'Finda Kalunga Community Garden
    Rivington at Chrystie Streets

    Garden Party & Concept Plan Release with Local Spokes

    Join Green Map and 8 coalition partners at a great free party. We're launching the neighborhood Bicycling Action Plan, as envisioned by community members from the Lower East Side and Chinatown. Refreshments, bike raffle and more - get details at

  • June 20, 6pm
    White Box Gallery
    329 Broome Street, Manhattan

    Design for the Real World Award Exhibition

    As one of the winners of the first Victor j. Papanek Social Design Awards, we are delighted to invite you to the opening of this exhibition, which runs through July 15. Details.

  • Thursday May 24, 6pm
    Starting at Tompkins Park Temperance Monument (near 9th & A)

    It's on the Green Map! Cycling Tour

    Get a fresh perspective on a changing community with Green Map System as you explore sustainability and social innovation sites on the Lower East Side including solar energy, community gardens, green enterprises and greenways. Free, cosponsored with Time’s Up, and part of Bike Month.

  • Thursday May 17, 6pm
    New York Horticulture Society 148 West 37, Manhattan.

    The Great ReSkilling

    We’ll be demonstrating our interactive mapping platform and sharing ways to connect with the green side of the city, along with a great array of wellness, permaculture and energy skillshares.

    $10 ? RSVP