Green is the new black when it comes to the environment and some cities are trendier than others which is evident in this list of top 10 U.S. cities for green companies.
Not only is going green becoming more trendy, it is also becoming more and more necessary. Whether you want to believe it or not, global warming is a thing and it’s slowly but surely changing our world. Scientists say climate change can be seen in the rise of temperatures, melting of ice sheets, extreme weather or a rise in sea levels all across the globe. Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, we can’t talk about global warming and climate changing without mentioning greenhouse effect. Greenhouse effect is what happens when gases, that let in light and keep heat from getting out, get trapped within the earth’s atmosphere. This is where all the “warming” comes into play and why scientists are alarmed because many worry that the changes are happening too quickly for living things to be able to adapt. While many choose to sit back and deny global warming, others are making efforts to slow down the process.
From major companies, to citizens and local governments, there are a lot of factors that influence some of the most eco friendly cities in the U.S. like Greensburg, Kansas, Fargo, North Dakota, and Roanoke, Virginia to name a few. These cities are known for their eco-friendly infrastructure, vegetation, energy efficiency and other efforts to leave behind a smaller carbon footprint than most. When it comes to that energy efficiency, many places around the world and U.S. are turning to wind farms, which you can learn more about in this article on the Biggest Wind Farms in the World. As evident with Greensburg, it doesn’t take a large city to make a big impact. Some of the greenest small towns in America include Boulder, Colorado and Corvallis, Oregon where everyone is doing their part for the environment. In our opinion these smaller cities mentioned are some of the best eco friendly places to live because they help the environment and typically don’t have many problems.
In looking for the top U.S. cities for green companies, we had to browse the web for credible websites with relevant write-ups and articles. For this one, we gathered information with the help of Expedia, Popular Science, and Wallet Hub. We then took every city that appeared on each website and used the averaging method to determine which tops the list. We also took into account what factors make each city “green” as well as their efforts in being eco-friendly. The cities that we found to be most involved in being “green,” while also offering the most incentives for green companies found their way at the top of our list.
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