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 doing a 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 26 “green” indicators, including 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 named the Greenest City in the U.S, with a score of 72.53 out of 100. 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. Not only that, the west coast also has more bragging rights when it comes to being environmentally friendly, with Washington, DC the only east coast city making the Top Ten.
Top Ten Green U.S. Cities(click here for the complete list)
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Jose, CA
On the other end of the spectrum, the least “green” city in the U.S. is Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which scores just a 36.07, and lands near the very bottom for Environment, Transportation and Lifestyle & Policy.