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Compost Green Map of Manhattan

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Worms in the Green Apple!
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Now Published! OUR THIRD EDITION! FALL 2008
NYC would be a whole lot greener if we all composted our food and yard waste. This Green Map provides great ideas about how and where to compost in Manhattan - and a connection to the pioneers who will help you turn waste into a rich resources with minimum fuss and mess.

This map was created by Green Map System and Lower East Side Ecology Center. It includes a chart of what can be composted in the average NYC pile, where to learn about composting and vermiculture and spots where you can leave your food and garden scraps. Online, there are case studies of businesses that compost, and more.

We choose this theme because of the many benefits of composting - it's the most energy efficient form of recycling too, and NYC could really use the rich soil created by composting. We feel the map will help composting become more popular. We started by charting Manhattan's resources, but within a few months, have had several requests to co-create an online Composting Green Map charting all of NYC. Now, you can explore the first sites in the participatory Open Green Map platform. Please click <a href="">here</a>, explore and enhance this map!

Community Outcomes

Botanical gardens and composting advocates citywide want to be on the map! So we are are starting to develop an online version that will chart this fast-growing greening movement.

And, it turns out 5,000 copies are way too few! We hope to have the support to update and print more soon.

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This is really nice

This is a really nice resource for anybody traveling or even residents. I will definitely be using this resource when visiting NYC. Composting is such an important tool to reducing the amount of waste ending up in our landfills. It would be nice if more cities developed similar maps to make the public more aware of composting and locations where composting can be done.

I'm going to NY soon so I

I'm going to NY soon so I will have a chance to test this guide :)

thank you for sharing

Thanks for sharing green apple map..It is an excellent example of why I keep coming back!

Luv'in the Green

Great maps - this is a great find!

thank you,



This is great. Educating through map is a great idea. Hopefully this can improve peoples interest in recyling.

Finally people are getting

Finally people are getting aware of global warming and taking steps to control it.
Here what important is that what should be done to reduce global warming is the second step and knowing the effects of global warming is the first step. And we are still in first step.

Just what we need

This is a first great step to having a more eco-friendly society.

I will definitely send this map over to my friends in the area.


thanks for the valuable information and insights you have so provided here.

Nice article!

Took me time to read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the article. It's always nice when you can not only be informed, but also engaged! I'm sure you had joy writing this article.

Nice application. Especially

Nice application.
Especially if you went in a town you don't know much about the streets, simply use Green map in Google Maps through mobile.

Sure is, I'm going to try it

Sure is, I'm going to try it out next time I'm in NY.


Easy read. I’ve seen random information on other sites but didn’t get much out of it. thank you for this post.

Global Warming

People are more than aware about Global warming, but it seems there is no effective action from UNO to reduce Warming, even they could not raise their voice in same stream.