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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Media & Communications

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!

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at Green Map and I'm very impressed with the its global impact! There are so many countries around the world that are adapting the Green Map System, together making our earth more sustainable! If you want to chart a sustainable area in your neighborhood, be sure to check out the website.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Green Maps manages to be global and local at the same. Using grassroots efforts, Green Maps allows any community to better understand its sustainability capacity. We in Pierre, SD made an open green map to showcase those assets that make our community green so now we join cities such as New York and Chicago. Creating a map is simple, no GIS experience is necessary. The icons are clean and descriptive. Great support documents and a positive "vibe" from their social media. Very responsive to inquiries.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Green Map System's Youth Mapmaking initiative is a wonderful approach for anyone to comfortably participate from society to connect, collaborate and learn while charting out environmentally friendly actions and sustainable directions. The organization's uniquely designed environmental iconography is not only a visual treat to the eye but is even simple to interpret, too.
Green mapmaking with Green Map System is so much more exciting, enjoyable and effective than ever before!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.