Friday, July 01, 2011

San Francisco Tops List of Greenest Cities...Again

Remember when I kicked off a feud between New York and San Francisco over who was the greenest city?

Well, after Ess Eff beat out the Big Apple in a ranking of cities with the lowest carbon footprints per capita in January, San Francisco is now at the top of another eco-friendly list.

From the SFist site:
San Francisco has just been anointed the greenest city in the United States and Canada, according to a study by Siemens. The report assessed and compared "27 major U.S. and Canadian cities on environmental performance and policies across nine categories — CO2 emissions, energy, land use, buildings, transport, water, waste, air quality and environmental governance."
Here's the full list:
1. San Francisco
2. Vancouver
3. New York City
4. Seattle
5. Denver
6. Boston
7. Los Angeles
8. Washington, D.C.
9. Toronto
10. Minneapolis
11. Chicago
12. Ottawa
13. Philadelphia
14. Calgary
15. Sacramento
16. Houston
17. Dallas
18. Orlando
19. Montreal
20. Charlotte
21. Atlanta
22. Miami
23. Pittsburgh
24. Phoenix
25. Cleveland
26. St. Louis
27. Detroit