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Less = More Green Map of NYC

A new NYC Green Map is getting underway!

In 2013, we’re confronting NYC’s overflowing garbage cans, related climate, health and economic impacts by promoting waste prevention sites and strategies with a new citywide interactive edition, the Less = More Green Map of NYC.

Explore OpenGreenMap.org/less-morenyc today! Know a site that belongs on the map? Click "Suggest a Site" just above the map. Or click GreenMap.org on your mobile phone to send in new sites as you visit them.

In the process of being researched and mapped over the winter, Less = More NYC amplifying practical resources and solutions. Compelling images, illustrations and examples will frame the map highlighting:

• Composting - dozens of drop off locations including Greenmarkets, gardens and demonstration sites;

• Reuse icons like Recycle-A-Bicycle and Materials for the Arts as well as newcomers like Film Biz Prop Shop and the City’s “Stop N Swaps” exchanges;

• Hazardous waste reduction - from Brooklyn’s new e-Waste Center to the Department of Sanitation stations in each borough;

Along with new research conducted by our staff and interns, we’ll include key waste prevention sites from our published maps, including the interactive OpenGreenMap.org/compostNYC. Thanks to Con Edison for supporting the vignette-rich print edition, which is expected to make its debut in May.

We have also developed a crowd-funded concept to provide ten neighborhood 'close-up maps' for viewing at Greenmarkets, libraries and community centers, helping people reduce waste nearby. This will be shared as a PDF and promoted social media and neighborhood events. Pitch in to this project at IOBY.org!!

With your support and site suggestions, we can inspire meaningful personal change, promote dynamic models and improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers.