Countdown to retirement: 15 days

15 Green Cities

Grist, a great resource for environmental news, named the 15 greenest cities in the world last year. Of course, Portland made the list, at #2.

The City of Roses' approach to urban planning and outdoor spaces has often earned it a spot on lists of the greenest places to live. Portland is the first U.S. city to enact a comprehensive plan to reduce CO2 emissions and has aggressively pushed green building initiatives. It also runs a comprehensive system of light rail, buses, and bike lanes to help keep cars off the roads, and it boasts 92,000 acres of green space and more than 74 miles of hiking, running, and biking trails.

Here's a slideshow of some of the best parts of Portland (can you tell I love our city?) See this earlier post for a peek at our own neighborhood.


beastmomma said...

I really enjoyed Portland. It's so lovely!