Green Map System

Rating: 4.95 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment

Location: 220A East 4th St. New York NY 10009 USA

Mission: Activating inclusive participation in sustainable community development with our globally recognized icons, adaptable engagement and mapmaking tools, we support locally-led Green Map projects in 65 countries and encourage collaboration among them. Our mission is to help each local team build leadership capacity, knowledge and networks as they identify, promote and link their city’s ecological, cultural, employment and social justice resources. Printed, interactive and multimedia Green Maps share a worldview that’s immediate, resilient, actionable and naturally attractive to a wide range of residents, decision-makers and visitors, impacting the economy, climate and commons we all share.
Results: We have won 20 different awards for our icons, mapping tools and program. Hundreds of Green Maps are now available to the public. Our tool center includes both locally-made tools shared by Green Mapmakers and many that we have created for them. Our network's vitality and outcomes can be explored in the book (free download) at GreenMap.org/impacts
Target demographics: Everyone! We provide Green Mapmaking tools to students, grassroots groups, NGOs, universities, governmental agencies and others. Residents, tourists, researchers and media of all backgrounds use the Green Maps.
Direct beneficiaries per year: About 100 new projects start each year
Geographic areas served: 875 diverse communities in 65 countrieserse communities in 55 countries
Programs:

Green Mapmakers include students, grassroots groups, NGOs, universities, governmental agencies and others. As they chart the way towards a healthier, more resilient and sustainable future, the resulting Green Maps benefit residents, tourists and decision-makers.

Over 500 locally designed, printed Green Maps are in use. 350 interactive maps, created on our Open Green Map platform, can be enhanced with public comments and images, explored on mobile phones and embedded in websites.

Our tools build capacity, knowledge and networks. In 2013 - 2014, with your support, we are developing a ‘data bridge’ to support collaboration and new partnerships to accelerate progress and taking part in beyond-the map initiatives that impact people of all backgrounds.

Subscribe to our newsletter, explore our projects and partners online, and consider how creating a Green Map will help change perspectives and engage meaningful action in your community!

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

various maps in the open greenmap system have helped me find interesting places and projects to visit when I travel.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

connecting with interesting local activists in a number of cities

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

connect millions of people with hundreds of thousands of interesting projects

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

My experience with the Green Map, although short, has been very productive. It values your ideas and makes them their first priority since creativity is like their second name. They made me give feedback on their youth modules, six of them, which I found out were extremely beneficial and I was glad to give my part into it.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely nice and welcoming. I did not feel like an outsider, I was comfortable the moment I met them. Even though I was new, they valued my opinions and never made me feel left.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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5 people found this review helpful

The green map system is not only an approach for society or culture that record the people who living here, but also applies the knowledge of natural science, art and any field if you want it to be that way. Furthermore, It is a tool to encourage our creativity. The Green.com provides the users a space to exchange information and develop an sufficient knowledge base.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

a chance for touch every kinds of people.

Ways to make it better...

May the word bigger?

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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5 people found this review helpful

Green Map holds an important place in the field of non-profits. For such a small organization, they continue to make huge strides in bridging global, sustainable communities. I'm continually impressed by the way Green Map uses the power of the people to officiate change. As an intern with Green Map, I've watched Wendy Brawer and my fellow employees work tirelessly to improve their software and expand Green Map's audience.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

discovering amazing grassroots organizations in New York City I never would have known existed otherwise.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being actively involved with New York's sustainable community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated to their job and eager to find ways to improve outreach abilities.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help global communities expand their green maps, maybe even provide the materials for infrastructural change and sustainable growth.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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5 people found this review helpful

The Green Map System is an unusually strong nonprofit in a crowded field. Wendy Brawer and Carlos Martinez made multiple site visits and gave presentations to help us launch our effort, pro bono! Wendy personifies open-source, informed and engaged leadership with her gentle demeanor and dogged commitment. The brand and vision are utterly consistent, and the quality of empowerment that Green Mapping brings to communities is high. We have been able to engage a regional leadership fellows program in completing our Green Map thanks to the care and quality of the platform created by Green Map Central.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

using our Green Map draft as a calling card to get people involved in our organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

struggle to think of anything major!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their can-do stance and their easygoing style

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

motivated and motivating

Ways to make it better...

some of the icon definitions had been more detailed and appropriate to our context, but many are fine and the Green Map folks encourage adaptive use.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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8 people found this review helpful

I've had excellent experience with Green Map System since 2007, with all the great workers and people involved all around the world. Not only did I participate in achieving its organizational goals, but had opportunities to communicate with local green leaders and visitors from other countries.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the people from all over the world with diverse backgrounds and skills

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

achieve specific goals, including develop updated mobile websites to provide local mapmakers and world travelers better access to the mapmaking system, implement door-marker system to connect our digital communication channels to the local environment

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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5 people found this review helpful

Green Map is a forward thinking organization that affects people all over the world and in all levels of society. With services for Companies, Universities, Government, Youth, and other Community Groups, Green Map progresses the sustainable, natural, and cultural ambitions of organizations throughout the globe.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In New York City, the original Green Map was produced in 1992 and is continually updated. This Map helps me find sustainable resources within my community and allows me to be more active.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Green Map is such an ambitious project and the means are not always there. I have enjoyed the creativity and innovation that it takes to get things done and maintain a level of progress.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Map the resources of every city and town and provide that interactive resource to millions on thousands of platforms, mobile and home. This would make serious changes for consumers and government policy by clarifying the green assets and areas to improve

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Green Map is a great resource to bring "Green" lifestyles and information to the greater public.The Green map System has been a great organisation to work with and they have really listened to their clients needs and provided great support and innovation!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through an ever increasing viewership to the Cape Town Green map

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The friendly people and the prompt responses to requests and queries.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

It could elevate the communication platforms to greater heights!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Green Map's adaptable tools and methodologies offer a new perspective to explore and address social and environmental issues. Community participation is a key role in this kind of projects.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Diverse, skilled and dedicated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach more audiences specially in the global south.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2004-9-01

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Role: Volunteer
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9 people found this review helpful

What I really appreciate on Green Map System is that all people who are involved in projects and events work ambitious and with zest as well for sustainability in a lot of different societies and cultures around the world.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

working on certain projects in the global office

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give it money

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the good relation between the staff and volunteers

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very nice

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

create more technical tools and improve the one's that are already available.

Ways to make it better...

..

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

finding sponsorships

One thing I'd also say is that...

...nothing

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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