Come celebrate with us on Leap Day!
Green Map Atlas · Volume One is making its debut online! This exciting multimedia publication introduces “behind the map” stories from ten exemplary projects in Asia and North America. With the goal of promoting sustainability and greener living worldwide, the Green Map Atlas showcases the work of diverse Mapmakers in Tokyo, Toronto, Jakarta, Pune (India), Kyoto, Hiroshima and Hakodate (Japan), Robeson County NC, Milwaukee and New York City!   
Please join us in launching this groundbreaking Atlas, the first in the Green Map Atlas series, at our world headquarters on Manhattan’s Lower East Side on:    
Sunday, February 29 (Leap Day)  
4 to 7 PM 
Green Map System 
131 Essex Street #2B  
(at Rivington, one block north of the F train Delancey-Essex Station)
Questions? Email or call 212-674-1631
Green Map Atlas · Volume One  
Starting February 29th, you can see the Atlas for yourself at ! Download Volume One in versatile PDF format and print, display or email these inspiring stories of community sustainability ­ in English or Japanese! With your feedback, we’ll be fine-tuning the Atlas for release on CD-ROM and hard copy in mid-2004.  
Charting the way to vibrant communities, the innovative Green Map Atlas is locally-authored, lavishly illustrated and designed with a global audience in mind. Special thanks to supporters Japan-US Community Education and Exchange, Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and to everyone who will help us create this series of regional and thematic Atlas volumes!   

Media resources include a press release , sampler poster and the Atlas "Summit" report about our design process. Other images can be provided, too. is another reason to join our celebration! We began 2004 with a freshly redesigned website, which chronicles the complete 11 year history of the original Green Map of New York City. We are also gathering resources for our next citywide Green Apple Map ­ focusing on the critical and timely theme of Energy & Practical Power. Help us ensure this map makes a splash in 2004! Suggest a site, add a conservation tip or contribute your support!   
Green Map System 
Every day, more community sustainability advocates are finding their projects charted on new Green Maps ­ more than 150 have been published to date ­ and new efforts are starting up all the time, most recently in places like Miami Beach, Lisbon Portugal, Jerusalem Israel, Sydney Australia, and Bushwick Brooklyn. Globally, Green Map System now has 241 projects and 40 countries involved in our network. We need your help to serve the local leaders behind these important community media vehicles. Donate online or mail us a check ­ it’s all tax­deductible and you can be sure it will impact communities around the world! Please visit