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Criteria for Ethy Maps

VERIFICATION PROCESS

1. Add a place to Ethy Maps. Here you can find the Add Place Instructions.

2. Ethy Maps will receive an email notification about the submitted place.

3. Ethy team verifies via online search if the submitted place matches the given criteria

4. If online search is not sufficient, Ethy team explores the place’s social media profiles.

5. If Ethy team still has questions about the submitted place, they email and/or call the place.

6. When Ethy Ambassadors are locally available, they go check the submitted place in person and take some pictures to post on the place profile on Ethy Maps. Here is more information on how to be an Ethy Ambassador.

7. Ethy Maps is created by the global community of eco-minded people who collectively paint the world greener. If you ever notice that any place from Ethy Maps has changed, please suggest an edit in its profile on the map.

CRITERIA FOR ETHY MAPS

GIVE & TAKE

CATEGORIES & FILTERSCRITERIA
SWAPSPlaces where you can give away what you don’t need and where you can take what you need.
Giveboxes

Foodsharing

Boomerang bags

Clothes


Books

Plants
boxes where you can leave and take various stuff

free food stations (fridges, cupboards etc)

shopping bags & containers stations

charity shops, clothes containers, clothes swap stations, “warmth closets”

book swap stations and second hand book shops receiving books

stations to leave or take free plants
ANIMAL SHELTERS

WATER STATIONS

WASTE

Pets for adoption.


Public potable water stations.

Places where you can leave waste of different kind so it serves another purpose.
Municipal waste

Composters

Electrotrash
paper, plastik, metal, glass, compost and other trash that get’s recycled

vegetarian food scraps

small and big electronics, batteries, CDs, DVDs and other
NGOsNon governmental eco organizations which you can support with donations or volunteering.

EAT & DRINK

CATEGORIES & FILTERSCRITERIA
RESTAURANTSRestaurants offering vegetarian & vegan menu
Less waste

Cup discount

Lunchbox discount

Local

Organic

Vegan 100%
no disposable plastic – only compostable or reusable packaging + optionally: composting; food sharing

discount if you bring your own coffee cup

discount if you bring your own lunchbox

at least 80% national products

at least 80% products with eco/organic certificate

100% plant-based products
CAFESSpeciality, Fair Trade, Direct Trade: coffee, tea, cocoa
Less waste

Bring your cup discount

Bring your box discount

Local

Organic

Vegan 100%
no disposable plastic – only compostable or reusable packaging + optionally: composting; food sharing

discount if you bring your own coffee cup

discount if you bring your own lunchbox

at least 80% national products

at least 80% products with eco/organic certificate

100% plant-based products
BAKERY/PASTRYonly natural ingredients & options: vegan, gluten free, sugar free
Less waste



Cup discount

Lunchbox discount

Local

Organic

Vegan 100%
no disposable plastic – only compostable or reusable packaging + optionally: composting; food sharing

discount if you bring your own coffee cup

discount if you bring your own lunchbox


at least 80% national products

at least 80% products with eco/organic certificate

100% plant-based products
ICE CREAMonly natural ingredients & vegna options
Less waste


Lunchbox discount

Local

Organic

Vegan 100%
no disposable plastic – only compostable or reusable packaging + optionally: composting; food sharing

discount if you bring your own lunchbox

at least 80% national products

at least 80% products with eco/organic certificate

100% plant-based products


SHOP

CATEGORIES & FILTERSCRITERIA
FOODonly eco products
Zero waste
Vegan 100%
only products in bulk and/or zero waste accessories
only vegan products
HERBS & SUPPLEMENTonly herbs & natural supplements
Cannabis / hemponly medicinal marijuana
COSMETICSonly natural cosmetics
Zero waste
DIY
only products in bulk
half products for DIY cosmetics
DETERGENTSonly natural detergents
Zero waste
DIY
only products in bulk
half products for DIY detergents
FASHIONonly second hand and/or ethical, organic, vegan, recycled, upcycled products


Clothes
Shoes
Accessories
Jewelry

Second hand
Vintage
Upcycled & Recycled
Vegan 100%
Kids
HOMEonly second hand and/or ethical, organic, vegan, recycled, upcycled products
Furniture
Accessories
Second hand
Vintage
Upcycled & Recycled
Vegan 100%
Kids
Books – second hand bookstores
OFFICEonly second hand and/or ethical, organic, vegan, recycled, upcycled products
Furniture
Accessories
Second hand
Vintage
Upcycled & Recycled
Vegan 100%
ANIMALSpet shops offering one of the following options:
Accessories
Food


ecologically produced accessories
certified eco/organic food

SERVICES

CATEGORIES & FILTERSCRITERIA
REPAIRSzero waste & ecological services
Tailor
Shoes
Dry cleaning
Bicycles
Others


ecological option

various repairs (toys, jewlry, electronics…)
BEAUTYonly natural and ecological products used
SPA
Hairdresser
Massage
HEALTH / SELF CAREonly natural and ecological products used
Holistic diet
Herbalism
Aromatherapy
Acupuncture
Reflexology
Sound therapy
Physiotherapy
Animal therapy
including chinese medicine centers






horses, alpacas, dogs etc.
ECUDATION
Environment
Ethology
Awareness
Self care
MOVEMENT
Yoga
Movement
Dance

movement culture
free dance, movement medicine etc
CONSTRUCTIONusing only natural materials like clay, sand, adobe, hemp etc and upcycled/recycled materials
House
Yurt
Commercial
private house
yurts, tents, tipis
hotels, various commercal buildings
PLAYGROUND
RECYCLED PRINT
made only of natural or recycled & upcycled materials
print houses offering recycled print

SLEEP

CATEGORIES & FILTERSCRITERIA
AGRO FARMS
Lake
Sea
Forest
River
Food service
Animal friendly


Locally sourced with an eco/organic certificate
HOTELS
Lake
Sea
Forest
River
Food service
Animal friendly
Family friendly


Locally sourced with an eco/organic certificate
APARTMENTS
Lake
Sea
Forest
River
Food service
Animal friendly


Locally sourced with an eco/organic certificate
CABINS
Lake
Sea
Forest
River
Food service
Animal friendly


Locally sourced with an eco/organic certificate
TIPIS
Lake
Sea
Forest
River
Food service
Animal friendly


Locally sourced with an eco/organic certificate
RESORTS
Lake
Sea
Forest
River
Food service
Animal friendly


Locally sourced with an eco/organic certificate