Green Map NYC

How Green Is Our City?

Charting the ever-changing environment of New York City!

This Green Map includes a variety of amazing sustainability resources around NYC collected at various times over the years. New sites are welcome - just click Propose a Site on the menu, select 'Green Map NYC' and add yours.

This map, originally printed in 1992, helped spark the global Green Map System. This nonprofit continues to house the local NYC Green Map project which benefits New Yorkers and the network by piloting new concepts and mapmaking resources.

We have also published popular theme Green Maps in print and online, all linked to GreenMapNYC.org on energy (conservation, renewable and climate change), composting in Manhattan, the youth view of Lower Manhattan (LoMap) and the cool map, Refresh LES. We create cycling and walking tours, presentations, exhibits, workshops and education modules to involve more New Yorkers in building a brighter future together. You are welcome to get involved.

Show map

29 contributors

127 published sites

sites

placeholder
Green Map System promotes inclusive participation in sustainable community development around the world, using mapmaking as our medium. This organization created this Open Green Map platform, OGM2, wi...
placeholder
A beautiful community garden with an epic performance and gathering area. Often open during the evening. Fabulous fireflies! And what a great variety of plants, many of which are labeled. Check out th...
placeholder
Small and an open secret, this community garden in the East Village. 
placeholder
A terrific nature center - a rarity in Manhattan - with a large-scale worm bin for community's food waste. Educational portable worm bin, too. It may still be closed, check online for updates...
placeholder
This especially beautiful community garden houses 3 compost bins, 2 wire holding pens & a worm bin. It also contains a butterfly garden and is available for public visits and school programs. Fin...
placeholder
Children tend flowers and harvest vegetables and other plants as well as compost organic waste in this garden that contains 18 large planting beds. Photo from their website, which has great detail abo...
placeholder
Large garden built by New York Restoration Project, and now one of the NYRP's busiest gardens. Three bin composter for yard and members' food waste, with rainwater recycling and straw-bale shed!...
placeholder
The Conservancy takes care of Central Park, which delights visitors and locals alike. As of 2020, there is finally a statue depicting real women in the park, marking 100 years after women gain the rig...
placeholder
High school with integrated programs in environmental science has a great program - explore it here. Composting is part of the program and there are worm bins in classrooms, garden waste composting on...
placeholder
A "green sanctuary" since 1978 with composting, bee hives and flowery rock, shade, native plant, and vegetable gardens. Fab website with photography by Foram Sheth....
placeholder
2021- temporarily programming elsewhere while construction of the East Side Coastal Resilience project is underway nearby. Now in the process of relocating for the massive East Side Coast Resilie...
placeholder
This is an amazing park, planted especially to provide food for wildlife throughout the seasons. They have turned this into a native plant food forest and its one of the few places to forage in Manhat...
placeholder
Great raised bed, solar and compost-heated greenhouse, bioswale and more in Open Road's student-designed garden.
placeholder
Public drop off for compostable food and garden scraps, Sundays, through gate opening.
placeholder
The curriculum is centered on sustainability at the Earth School. Outdoor bins in this primary school's garden for yard waste and for students' food waste. Awesome raised bed garden on the roof....
placeholder
LESEC's East River Park Environmental Learning Center. Compost & ecology workshops & events, year-round!
placeholder
Advanced compost systems for office & supermarket food waste. Eco-smart "Leave it on the Lawn" policy & windrows for yard waste.
placeholder
Public drop off. Compost in beautiful community garden with youth leadership program.
placeholder
Accepts Food Scrap Compost and Drop off areas for rechargeable batteries & mobile phones. Accepts Textiles Recycling Wednesday and Friday only The world-famous Union Square Greenmarket began with just...
placeholder
See this moving memorial, a beautiful example of outdoor artwork, which stands as a tribute to those who died in during the Great Irish Famine. The site has native plant gardens with more than 60 type...
placeholder
Manhattan's largest solar array - 36 kiloWatts - is atop Museum of Jewish Heritage's south annex, and the Verdesian towers above. Opened in 1997, visitors gain a virtual perspective on 20th century Je...
placeholder
A place where people can learn about and explore new technologies and issues related to architecture. They offer rotating exhibits, events and information regarding the built environment. For a detail...
placeholder
Improvements save 60% of energy costs in one of NYC's first green retrofits. The primary mission of the Audubon Society is to conserve and preserve natural ecosystems, especially birds and other orga...
placeholder
A treasured place in the community - anyone can shop at this Co-op and other co-op cards are honored. Working a shift a month saves 25% on organic food! ...
placeholder
Four new affordable Lower East Side People's Mutual Housing Association apartment buildings designed by Chris Benedict RA and Henry Gifford are on East 3rd Street between Avenues A and D.
[16, 6, 1, 6]
[]
[]
[]
[]
[]
[]
[]
[]
[10, 6]
[10, 10]
[10, 20]
[10, 30]
[]
[]
[]
[]
[]
[]
[]
[]
[]
[]
[]
[]
[]
[]
[]
[]