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!

2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 13-4062364
212 674 1631
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

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.

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

1. Have customizable promotional materials. 2. Maybe a short video or Prezi explaining the difference between Open and Green maps? 3. A stat counter accessible by the map maker to track hits.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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...

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Role: Volunteer
Rating: 5 stars  

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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