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About

Mission

HabitatMap is a non-profit environmental health justice organization whose goal is to raise awareness about the impact the environment has on human health. Our online mapping and social networking platform is designed to maximize the impact of community voices on city planning and strengthen ties between organizations and activists working to build greener, greater cities. Utilizing our shared advocacy platform participants can:

  • Alert the public to environmental health hazards
  • Hold polluters accountable for their environmental impacts
  • Highlight urban infrastructures that promote healthy living
  • Identify future opportunities for sustainable urban development
  • Promote policies that enhance equitable access to urban resources

Background

HabitatMap was launched in 2006 by Brooklyn activists documenting the links between the built environment of New York City neighborhoods and the health and well being of the people who live, work, and play in these neighborhoods. While HabitatMap got its start in Brooklyn, our platform is now open to participants and contributions from around the globe. Wherever you are, HabitatMap invites you to sign on, get involved, and join our campaign for livable cities and healthy communities.

Partner with HabitatMap

Are you affiliated with a non-profit or community based organization that would like to partner with HabitatMap to map your community? Are you a high school or college instructor interested in incorporating urban planning, environmental studies, and the internet into your classroom? We conduct community mapping workshops, teach and develop curricula for high school and college students, and are more than happy to consult on mapping projects of your own design. If our services may be of interest please give us a call, 347.410.9499, or send us an email, info@habitatmap.org.