While some people may not believe in Global Warming, when it’s 80 degrees in October there seems to be a good reason to question what’s going on with our planet. There are a lot of things people can do to help the earth, and some U.S. cities are doing a better job than others at taking steps towards sustainability and being environmentally friendly.
- WalletHub has just come out with their list of the Greenest Cities in the U.S., judging 100 of the largest cities across 24 “green” indicators in areas of environment, transportation, energy sources and lifestyle & policy.
- Such factors include number of smart-energy policies, green job opportunities, median air quality index, community garden plots and more.
- With all that taken into consideration, San Diego, California was once again named the Greenest City in the U.S, with a score of 70.19 out of 100, landing in the Top 10 for environment (4) and energy sources (2).
- In fact, it looks like California on the whole is doing the best at being green, with six of the Top Ten cities landing in the Golden State.
Top Ten Green U.S. Cities
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- San Diego, CA
- Portland, OR
- Honolulu, HI
- Fremont, CA
- Washington, DC
- Oakland, CA
- Seattle, WA
- San Francisco, CA
- Irvine, CA
- San Jose, CA
And in case you're wondering, Albuquerque is #15 on the list. El Paso is #48. Not bad at all
- On the other end of the spectrum, the least “green” city in the U.S. is Gilbert, Arizona, which scores just a 34.66, and lands in the bottom ten for environment and transportation.