Harlem Eco-Mappers

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Story created by Green Map NYC in June 21, 2017

Over the years, active nonprofits and institutions in the Harlem area have collaborated to generate unique Green Maps in the Harlem neighborhood that illustrate the green, as well as hazardous, sites in each neighborhood to help the community move towards sustainability. This has culminated in the Healthy Living Harlem: Green Map for Eco-Justice, which includes details about farmer’s markets, green enterprises, and more in the neighborhood and is available via pdf to print or view online. The main groups involved in this endeavor included Columbia University, Green Map System, West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc., New York Faith Leaders for Environmental Justice and the Ecologies of Learning Project at New York Theological Seminary.

Special thanks to Cynthia Peabody, associate director at the Center for the Study of Science and Religion (CSSR) at the Earth Institute, Columbia University who began coordinating this project in March of 2009.