Many American cities are taking initiatives to help reduce their carbon footprint. By encouraging residents to invest in solar panels to improving public transportation, communities around the country are striving to become more environmentally-friendly. But which city comes out on top as the greenest?
HighRises.com analyzed six data points, including carbon footprint per capita and percentage of commuters who drive alone, to determine which of the country’s 50 most populous cities can claim to be the eco-friendliest. San Diego takes the top spot on the list, with a Green City Index score of 597.71 and an A+ rating. With a solid commitment to solar energy and a low carbon footprint per capita, this Southern California city is a sustainability pioneer. Las Vegas comes in a very close second, scoring 565.66.
See which other U.S. cities rank highly on the list, as well as which cities are leaders in each of the sustainability metrics.
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