There are lots of locations in New York City to see sustainability in action. Use the map below to learn about green locations throughout the five boroughs. Below the map, you can find out about the five types of locations that together make up green communities. And on the right, you can suggest other locations to add to our map!
The next time you visit Brooklyn Children’s Museum, pick up My Green Guide to Brooklyn, a print guide with family-friendly sustainability activities for your neighbourhood and throughout Brooklyn. You can also download a PDF of our map.
Great Green Ideas
How do you recognize sustainability around you? Look for green ideas like these!
Re-Invent Your City
Our city is growing! Every Year, New York City is home to more people. More people need more houses, more food, more everything. What do we do if we run out of space? In a green community, people think creatively about how to use space.
What’s the best form of transit? You! Whether walking or biking, physical activity is good for your health and good for the planet. If you travel a long distance, take the bus or subway. Did you know that New York City is already one of the greatist cities in the U.S. because so many people use public transit?
Turn the lights off. Don’t leave the water running. Re-use a water bottle. Think about how to use less – less water, less plastic, less energy, less of everything!
Take care of plants and the parks around you. Pants are important – they provide oxygen, keep temperatures cool in the summer, look beautiful and provide food and shelter for animals too! Seeing nature’s green around you is a sign that you can breathe easy.
Not everything needs to be thrown in the garbage. We can seperate recyclables and place food waste in the compost. Even better, we can reuse things – either reuse them ourselves or give them to somebody who wants what we don’t want anymore. After all, “one person’s trash is another persons treasure!”