Friday, July 20, 2007

The World's Top Green Cities

The Grist has posted their choices for the 15 greenest cities on Earth. Top place goes to Reykjavik, Iceland on the waves of its commitment to renewable energy a their long-term plan to be fossil fuel free by 2050.

My humble hometown of Vancouver places 5th.

See the complete list at The Grist.


fake consultant said...

it's fair to point out that portland benefits from a state managed growth regulation program; and if it can be kept free of local political influence, that might be a lesson for other jurisdictions-in fact, washington and b.c. might be good examples of such candidate jurisdictions.

Lord Straf-Moran said...

Reykjavik is indeed a nice place to be. You can just suck in the air.

Rob said...

I also noted that Iceland was the happiest place to live. GDP as a measure for happiness is dead. What is the point of measuring this if we burn vast quantities of fossil fuels to make, buy and consume ever more stuff, without noticeably benefiting our well-being. I commented here on top 6 ideas related to this subject:

Also, at least Iceland is better that the UK on environmental issues. You might think that a new survey showing that 86% of people claim that they worry about the environment is something to celebrate. Unfortunately, the poll, released today, goes on to show that most British people are just too lazy to do anything about it.

BrwnIdBeauty said...

There recently has been a new list created as of October 2008 but it has been expanded to top 20 cities in the world and Vancouver has fallen to number 16. My home town of Seattle, WA was listed as #7. If you would like to see the rest of the list you can check out my blog on and feel free surf around and find other storeis about green cities in the world!