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Portland Ranks in Top 5 Greenest Cities in the World!

Posted by Corey Kaster on March 12, 2010

Posted by geri via GNN

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

The five greenest cities in the world aren’t necessarily those with nothing but trees and parks.

Being a green city is all about sustainability and improving your carbon footprint, and these five are putting themselves on the fast track to becoming sustainable-carbon neutral.

  • Vancouver, Canada has been recognized for trying to make the Winter Olympic games sustainable, but it’s their day-to-day focus that really allows this Canadian city to earn its ranking.
  • Malmo, Sweden is known for its parks, but also innovates in its sustainable urban spaces.
  • Curitiba, Brazil features great transit and parks that are trimmed by sheep.
  • Portland, Oregon focuses upon alternative transit with light-rail and extensive bike path networks
  • Reykjavik, Iceland runs entirely on green power.

(READ MORE about the Green Cities at Reuters.com)

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