SF gets kicked to curb in latest green city rankings

By Alison Hawkes

The latest green scorecard by National Geographic ranks four Bay Area cities among the top 25 in the nation:  Santa Rosa (No. 5), Oakland (6), Berkeley (7), and San Francisco (18). A bit disappointing how far San Francisco is down on the list. Above SF is Lexington, KY; Springfield, IL; and Anchorage, AK. Is this for real? At least we beat Seattle. [The Green Guide]

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2 Responses to SF gets kicked to curb in latest green city rankings

  1. Boris on 02/02/2011 at 12:11 pm

    But not a bad showing for the Bay Area overall.

    Weird criteria though – we live in a city with little cooling and heating – how can we get beat by Austin – a city the survives on airconditioning? And everyone drives in Austin too. I would think energy use would be an important factor to consider. Ditto issues with Minneapolis but replace ac with heating in the winter.

    • Boris on 02/02/2011 at 12:12 pm

      Oops. List says St. Paul not Minneapolis.


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