Icons for Mapping Community Sustainability

by Green Map System


Green Map Icons are a universal language for identifying environmental and cultural resources. Help local mapmakers foster sustainable living by updating this lexicon and a multilingual icon database.
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Green Map is updating its award-winning Icons. The world’s only universal iconography for use on maps, these 125 symbols are already helping more than 400 communities in 50 countries highlight sustainable living resources and address ecological and cultural issues on locally-made Green Maps. Update process is collaborative, and will result in a more current and effective shared set of Icons, reflecting the diversity of all participating communities, today and in the future.


Our worldwide mapmaker network is involved in the updating process. With their help, we will design new/revised Icons, create digital icon fonts, translate definitions and provide multi-lingual database/digital posters and public awareness materials.

Long-Term Impact

Updated Icons will extend our ability to spur local action for a greener future, benefiting many more communities. We will distribute Green Map Icon resources in both printed and digital formats, making extra effort to reach under-served communities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Green Map System

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.greenmap.org
Project Leader:
Wendy E. Brawer
Founding Director & Secretary
New York, NY United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 5 donors like you, a total of $268 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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