Thanks for checking out The Sustainability Map Project!
We’re attempting to make sustainability sustainable one map point at a time.
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There is an enormous amount of information out there regarding sustainability and the resources that might be available to you. But how do you even begin? Why does it seem like this information is spread over thousands of web pages each on opposite ends of the internet? What if we were able to compile all this info in one place–if discovering new resources was as simple as zooming in? Here at TGS, we want to make that a reality.
This map began as a solo passion project originating in New York City. At the height of the pandemic, compiling a map of resources that could help people reduce their impact on the planet was (and still is) a fun way to fill my time. All with the hope that maybe, someday this would empower people to make environmentally conscious decisions while supporting their local communities.
Fast forward a year and we’ve got:
- Over 6,000 sustainability-related resources plotted across 50 states, Canada, and beyond
- A back-log of resources yet to be added
- A dedicated cohort of friends and City Builders passionate about sharing their community’s resources
- A network of incredible people supporting, sharing, and learning from The Sustainability Map
- And a newfound passion for identifying unique and useful, community grown resources in hopes that they can be replicated around the world
And my goodness, I can’t wait to see where we are next year!
Want to help us grow? We’re looking to feature everything from chain stores that happen to recycle plastic film to the small community-run food scrap drop-off point in your neighborhood. The problem is, the chain stores are a little easier for us to find, which is why we need you! Are we missing a resource you love? Want more information about your town or city? Follow this link to a handy dandy Google Form to submit your suggestion or request!:
ADD A RESOURCE
Heck, if forms aren’t your jam, you can even email me directly!: email@example.com
If you happen to have a directory of resources in your home-town and would like to contribute to this project, feel free to send us an email! Our goal is to send folx back to their local resources, your directory included. We always credit contributors on this page and within each and every map-point they contribute!
KEEP IN MIND: This is by no means an exhaustive list, it’s likely got some errors and misinformation especially given COVID restrictions, but use it as a guide to see what’s USUALLY available in your neighborhood… and check the websites attached before you go venturing out.
The easiest way to view this map in its current iteration is to zoom-in to a place of interest to check out your local resources. Use the key below as a guide or click on each point within the map for more information.
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Support Our Friends!
We couldn’t build this map without the permission of so many wonderful folx who have worked hard to curate their own maps and lists. Help us support them by visiting their resources!
Amber G. of the Community Food Fridges-International Map
Litterless.com for their US bulk food & compost guide!
Belinda C. Chiu of @AHealthyBlueprint for her COVID-era, NYC food scrap drop-off guide
Nicole Grossberg founder of Zero Waste NYC Workshop for her NYC Coffee Shops Accepting Reusables Guide
*Saskia of GoPosty.com for her list of US community gardens
*Moji Igun, Founder of Blue Daisi Consulting for her Madison, WI Zero Waste Resource Map
*Krystina Jarvis of A Drop in the Ocean Shop for her Tacoma, WA Resource Map
Waste Free Edmonton for their Edmonton Resource Guide
*Coming to the map soon!
City Builders volunteer to help research and find resources in their cities. Whether you’re a sustainability pro or just want an excuse to learn more about the resources in your area, we’d love to have you on board. Follow this link to submit your interest in becoming a City Builder.
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