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We started sharing Green Mapmaking resources in 1995.
What is a Green Map?
It’s a locally created map that charts the community’s green living,
natural, social and cultural resources.
Each is unique but all use globally designed Green Map Icons.
Our nonproﬁt supports local leadership in a great
diversity of cities, towns and villages on all continents
Today, the Green Map movement has spread to
474 communities in 50 countries
Thousands of important sites have been charted
Sun Factory 0 Farmers & Local
Artists Market &
Center e Hybrid
Icons identify, promote and link green living, nature, social and cultural sites,
highlighting patterns of change and potential. (download poster at GreenMap.org/icons)
Green Map projects are led by local Students · Planners · Community
Groups · Geographers · Designers · Environmentalists · City
Employees · Tourism Organizations · Dynamic Individuals
Green Map System provides each with our collaboratively
developed adaptable tools and award-winning icons
Green Map Mapmaking Multimedia Archive
Icons Guides Resources Resources
Globally designed. Adaptable for print Expand the impacts Learning from
Updated in 2008. or web maps, with multi-lingual each other via
Said to be world’s local conditions, books, guides, stories, Green
only universal community workshops, hubs, Maps, reports
symbol set for maps process, etc. exhibits, websites and exchanges
Millions of copies of 350 published Green Maps
are being used today by residents and visitors
Hundreds more Green
Map have been created in
For many teams, like
Victoria BC Canada’s the
process is as important as
the completed map.
They have published 10
maps, 3 websites and a
bilingual community book.
Recently adopted by
University of Victoria
they have trained diverse
grassroots, First Nations,
and academic groups in
Find our ever-expanding network, Green Maps,
Exciting New Features!
books, awards and more at GreenMap.org
We‘d like to see thousands of communities involved,
and this website – our multilingual presentation-
collaboration-tool center – is ready to assist them in
traditional Green Mapmaking
With critical environment, climate and health concerns
looming, we need to Do More to include everyone!
“If the best greening resource in the world is around
the corner but no one knows about it, what good can it do?”
Yelitza Espinosa, Pereira Colombia Green Mapmaker
Our inclusive solution, Open Green Map: a constantly
evolving cross-cultural guide to sustainability strategies
Making a great Green Map can take years, but you can help us
reduce the barriers at a time of real environmental need
Online, Open Green Maps
• are quick to publish, easy to update and expand
• eliminate costly design & production while keeping
valuable community organizing & research intact
• include the wider community and visitors in sharing
updates, insights, impacts, images and videos
• celebrate progress and illuminate issues without cost
OpenGreenMap.org provides an immediately visible and
inspiring solution for both local and global audiences
let each map
Can be used
Tabs organize public comments, connections, images and
impacts. Side bar explains each map’s purpose and people
how this site
Hundreds of sites are already added by our network
advisory group. These maps will be ﬁrst to debut.
New York Stockholm
views of each
or add their
own to the
Baltimore Rockland Green Map.
team and its
Help our team make our mid-2008 public release a global
success! Please support the many phases to follow, too.
Think Global, Map Local!
Social Mapping for Sustainable Communities Worldwide
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