Green Map® System promotes inclusive participation in sustainable community development worldwide, using mapmaking as our medium. We support locally-led Green Map projects as they create perspective-changing community ‘portraits’ which act as comprehensive inventories for decision-making and as practical guides for residents and tourists.
Mapmaking teams pair our adaptable tools and universal iconography with local knowledge and leadership as they chart green living, ecological, social and cultural resources. Over 500 unique, vibrant Green Maps have published to date, and another 325 are interactive Open Green Maps. Hundreds more have been created in classrooms and workshops by youth and adults. Both the mapmaking process and the resulting Green Maps have tangible effects that strengthen local-global sustainability networks, expand the demand for healthier, greener choices, and help successful initiatives spread to even more communities