Green Map Icons

Welcome! Green Map Icons, version 3 are available for mapping and more - all to help you and your community thrive and become a healthier and more sustainable place! Now available under the Creative Commons rather than by copyright, you can use them according to the overview and licensing guidelines. This includes giving credit to Green Map, sharing alike and non commercial use on a variety of projects (with reciprocal support from income generation).

Co-designed since 1995, the Green Map Icons evolve with our understanding of sustainability. Our thanks to everyone who took part in the development of Green Map Icons, Version 3. This set of Green Map Icons includes 170 icons in 12 categories arranged in 3 genres. Generally, Green Map projects do not use all of the icons on a single map.

Several resources, including the Icon font and image sets, are available to make them easier to use. At http://GreenMap.org/icons, find these and public resources that will be useful in workshops and project outreach.

Icons can be added to this platform, too! More details to come.

Icons

Green Store
Green Store

Sells ecologically-conscious products (eco-products). 100% of all products may not truly be major improvements over conventional products, but the ...

Social Enterprise
Social Enterprise

A property, café, shop, residential complex, service or other business that is cooperatively managed and/or benefits society. Eco-villages, communa...

Reuse Shop or Market
Reuse Shop or Market

Place to sell and exchange reusable goods and antiques by barter, free or cash. May be a second-hand, thrift, charity shop or online resource. May ...

Farmers or Local Market
Farmers or Local Market

Sells regionally grown produce. May be organic or traditional foods, sold in a lively permanent or temporary setting. Food does not travel far, so ...

Eco-Products
Eco-Products

Produced in accordance with green standards. At this site, they may be sold alongside conventional products. Adding your criteria to your map can h...

Local Business
Local Business

An economic enterprise solely based within the community, not a national franchise or chain store. Locally owned and managed, but not necessarily a...

Eco Agricultural or Permaculture
Eco Agricultural or Permaculture

Encompasses small-scale city farm to full-size rural farms that are organic, biodynamic or using other sustainable methods. Can be used to indicate...

Repair Shop
Repair Shop

Site where an experienced technician can fix your bike, appliance, computer, shoes, etc, keeping resources out of the waste stream. May be consciou...

Green Enterprise
Green Enterprise

Business or service that offers sustainable products and/or practices and includes resource conservation and environmental responsibility, corporat...

Ecotourism Resource
Ecotourism Resource

Ecological and socially conscious tourism that promotes energy efficiency, water/waste conservation, awareness and local economic opportunities in ...

Reuse
Reuse

Products, materials or building elements exchange, second-hand market or store. Significant reused buildings, other examples of creative reuse and ...

Fair Trade
Fair Trade

A place that contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers an...

Healthy Dining
Healthy Dining

The emphasis is on wholesome, healthful, fresh foods, made with local and/or organic ingredients. Vegetarian and vegan foods (no animal products wh...

Responsible Company
Responsible Company

Business with exemplary environmental and social responsibility standards and practices, and is a good neighbor. Ideally, their products are green,...

Rental or Share
Rental or Share

Place where you can rent or share items (such as a bicycle, vehicle, garden tools, outdoor activities or party-ware) rather than purchasing it. Mem...

Organic or Local Food
Organic or Local Food

Local food that is grown very near to where it is consumed, so it has fewer 'food miles' that decrease freshness and increase ecological impacts as...

Recycling
Recycling

Drop-off site for materials that can be reprocessed or refilled. Includes businesses that buy, work with or sell products made from recycled materi...

Self Built House
Self Built House

May include earth-built homes of natural materials such as adobe or straw, or other locally-sourced materials. This homemade housing often reuses m...

Greenhouse Gas Reduction
Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Site where greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and ozone) are reduced, preferably using green technology. May be...

Green Technology
Green Technology

Renewable, alternative or other sustainable technology sites. May include clean technologies, zero emission, biomass and clean energy generation, n...

Green Building
Green Building

Practice of increasing the efficiency of buildings and their use of energy, water, and materials while reducing building impacts on health and the ...

Paper Reduction Site
Paper Reduction Site

Place that efficiently eliminates or carefully manages the use of paper through digital document sharing and archiving, double-sided printing, pape...

Solar Energy Site
Solar Energy Site

Place where you can see solar panels, passive solar examples and/or get information about this form of renewable energy. Includes buildings, organi...

Green Cleaning
Green Cleaning

Site or service that uses non-toxic products designed to work as well as typical commercial products, but that use renewable, less harmful, phospha...

Composting Site
Composting Site

Place where food waste, leaves, garden and lawn cuttings are biodegraded into rich new soil. Can include large-scale or demonstration projects, dro...

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