Our Collection

This website is a living archive of the Green Maps made worldwide as beautiful expressions of home! You will find examples throughout, especially on the Maps and Projects pages. We provide a timeline of our history, and our blog shares the news. Our social mapping platform is an incredible data repository, with over 41,000 sites on the map, and the Greenhouse, our website from 2006-2018, is archived online too. Below, find locations where our print archives are available to the public:

New York Public Library, Map Room, NYC:
600 Green Maps and 300 education and outreach materials made around the world are available at this iconic reference library. Icon posters and copies of all the books published by Green Mapmakers are also deposited here. This is a living collection in the Main Branch, as described here. We celebrated the Archive's arrival in 2013, and add to it periodically. Once all the copyrights expire, NYPL plans to place it online.

University of Victoria (UVic) Library, BC Canada:
Globally produced academic research papers; engagement and educational resources; beautiful local Green Map projects and conference presentations made with First Nation and community groups; selected global Green Maps, and materials collected for the book, ‘Mapping our Common Ground’. Public welcome during open hours.

Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, NYC:
Green Map Icon posters and a handful of example Green Maps are available by appointment.

Prelinger Archives, online:
Green Maps and print materials collected by San Francisco Green Mapmakers are deposited here but not yet online.

Library of Congress, Washington DC:
During our organization’s first decade, the Library of Congress would contact us periodically and purchase copies of all the newest Green Maps. Approximately 100 Green Maps are on permanent deposit here.

Selected Articles

Green Map 2020: Evolving with Technology and Staying Community-focused by Sam Wear in Espatially NY 2020 

Wendy Brawer and Charles Krezell tell Leonard Lopate about local environmental projects. (soundfile August 7, 2018) by Leonard Lopate, WBAI FM NYC, 2018

The panel below is from our 2004 Urban Center Gallery exhibit, click to view in full.