Asheville, Durham among greenest cities in America

Country Home Magazine has ranked the Greenest Cities in America from 1 to 379, and two of the top 25 are amongst North Carolina's Cool Cities!

Durham registered at 16th, with Asheville coming in at 25.

According to them:

The big list of the top 25 best places to live took into account all sorts of criteria—from air and watershed quality, miles of mass transit, and green power to farmers markets, organic producers and groceries, and more. Click the map for detailed results on our survey of 379 cities sorted by region

Congratulations to these two cities for their efforts. Incidentally, my home town of Ann Arbor, MI finished 11th in the country. I'm disappointed that Chapel Hill/Carrboro was not ranked because I bet it would have come out pretty darn high as well. Although I suppose it's possible they were included as part of Durham, which could explain part of that city's high rank.

Speaking of Durham, just a reminder about their greenhouse gases forum this week.

You can check out the full package here.

1 comment:

  1. I think it's great that Durham and Asheville made the list. But one thing I don't understand is why Durham held out so long on imposing water restrictions during this past (2007) summer's drought? That seems like a very "un-green" thing to do. Hopefully there's a new appreciation for conservation among the city's administrators now.