Harlem Shows its Green Thumb
On Earth Day, April 22nd, Faith Leaders for Environmental Justice came together with the CSSR and WeAct (West Harlem Environmental Action) to give a tour of Harlem using the new Healthy Living Harlem Green Map. The map is a public resource that shows the community where green spaces—such as community gardens, food coops, and parks—can be found, as well as which hazardous areas should be avoided—such as buildings with possible asbestos infestations and areas of high pollution such as bus depots.
The tour was a great success, and was captured on film—or in pixels—in the photos below.
Also, the Earth Institute of Columbia University has created a fantastic video about the Green Mapping project. Watch it here: