Grist: NYC is Not One of the World’s Greenest Cities

Grist recently produced a list of the world’s 15 greenest cities. Streetsblog favorites Copenhagen, Curitiba, London, and Bogotá all made the grade. StreetFilms’ posterchild Portland captured the number two spot right behind geothermal-powered Reykjavik, Iceland. San Francisco and Austin were the only other U.S. cities to make the list with Chicago meriting runner-up status.

One notable omission: New York City.

What do you think about that? As much as I gripe about how much better New York City could be doing — that’s pretty much my day job — I still think there’s a very strong case to be made for New York as the greenest city in America.

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