Austin Top Green City
Austin has been named one of the Top 10 Green Cities
. Austin was recognized as clean and affordable and as a green-building city where 15 percent of our area is dedicated to parks and nature preserves, with many opportunities for paddling and as well as trails (even if they missed the trail mileage by half). Austin was also recognized for its commitment to renewable energy and its solar manufacturing initiative.
Austin was the only southern city on the list. Chicago was the largest city recognized and the only city from east of the Mississippi. Others on the list consisted of the usual suspects of Boulder, Honolulu, Madison, Minneapolis, Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle. Oakland also received recognition for its affordability, transit, and commitment to renewable energy.