Green Maps in Copenhagen


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Story created by Green Map NYC in June 21, 2017

In August 1996, the very first Green Map using the GMS Icons was published in Copenhagen! The wonderful ECOPENHAGEN Map was printed in both Danish and English by Ecooperation, and became a popular resource. Special thanks to Niels Peter Flint, co-founder of O2 Global Network, who initiated this project and guided its first edition.

In June 1999, a brand new edition called the EcoMap was published in both printed and digital formats by a new team headed by "chaos-pilot" Cecilie Hagested. Illuminating the best eco resources of Copenhagen, it is quite different from the first edition, yet maintained very high sustainability standards. The website and project continued to grow, and May 25, 2000, marked the third edition's launch in both formats! Visit EcoMap and tour a rich array of sites, the events calendar and other resources online (http://www.ecomap.dk). Copies of this Green Map as well as a terrific poster can be requested from the website (in Danish or English editions). Until supplies ran out, you could even pick up a copy at the Information Desk at the Copenhagen airport and explore the city's green side from the moment you arrived
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In March 2002 production of another edition of the Eco Map was initiated and in August, the 4th edition became available, on paper and online. It's a sophisticated new look with more in-depth information.

In March 2003 we added the comprehensive criteria developed for the EcoMap to this website for others to learn from, as we think these standards are excellent and readily understood by Green Map users. And the team in Copenhagen, including Cecilie Hagested and Monika Wallgren, hosted the second European Green Mapmakers gathering in the city's new green Environmental Department complex. We always look forward to great outcomes from Ecooperation's endeavors!