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Top 10 Greenest Cities in the U.S.

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Top 10 Greenest Cities in the U.S.

By Tom Schueneman, Green Options

The Mother Nature Network has just published their list of the ten greenest cities in the United States.

MNN considered key areas to measure the effectiveness of a municipality’s efforts at carbon footprint reduction, including air and water quality, efficient recycling and management of waste, percentage of LEED certified buildings, acres of land devoted to green space, use of renewable energy, and easy access to green products and services.

And the MNN winners are:

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8:02AM PDT on Oct 5, 2011

This is such good news. It wonderful to see that the BIG cities are going green. Love Oregon....a clean, "green" and beautiful state.

6:54AM PDT on Sep 5, 2011

Yay, go green cities! =)

12:25AM PDT on May 6, 2011

Very nice. Thanks.

7:17PM PDT on Sep 4, 2010

I would love to visit Austin and Portland, they are on my list.
The other cities I've been to and admire. Would it be possible
to have an international list? Thanks.

4:13AM PDT on Aug 7, 2010

Great to see San Francisco in there, it's my favorite city on the planet.
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9:25AM PDT on Jul 5, 2010

What a great way to get homeowners and business thinking of changing their energy needs. All cities and all states should be thinking about an incentive program now, especially with the problems in the Gulf. My hat goes off to any city who has faced the reality that oil has to go. Can you imagine all the new jobs that will be created - people back to work!!!!! Now is the time

1:16AM PDT on May 1, 2010

thanks

4:57AM PST on Jan 19, 2010

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8:37PM PST on Dec 7, 2009

Imagine having federal funding bonuses tied to these rankings as an incentive?

7:50AM PDT on Aug 13, 2009

hello
I really enjoyed this info.
I traveled to portland oregon last summer and loved every minute of it. This city rocks.
I was surprised to read that sf does not allow plastic bags, good for them.

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