Gallery: NYC Named Third Greenest City in New Environmental Sustainabil...

Eco-friendly New Yorkers, take a moment and pat yourselves on the back. In a new survey on the sustainability practices and policies of American and Canadian cities, New York was named the third greenest city, just behind the historically top ranked cities of Vancouver and San Francisco. The survey, sponsored by Siemens Corp. and conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, rated cities based on 31 other factors, including water consumption, percentage of waste recycled, and the number of LEED-certified buildings, which NYC has no shortage of.

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  1. Isha.Denis July 27, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Thanks for posting that! Just a few days ago my friend told me about the fact that NYC is one of the most eco-friendly cities among all the world’s major cities. The fact that people living in the NYC leaves less foot print up on this planet was surprising. However, it makes much more sense to me now.

    I’m also ecologic enthusiast and I do my part to the maximum extend possible to keep our planet suitable for healthy life. Besides recycling, our foundation had launched Project Green Hands : which for example planted in 2006, 856,587 trees by 256,289 people on a single day achieving the project a place in the Guinness World Book of Records. Project Green Hands is one of the wings of the Isha Foundation, which I full-time volunteer for. The US center of the Isha Foundation non-profit is located in McMinnville TN.

    Thank you for sharing this! Hope that the given informations are gratuitous enough for this post.

    Pranams, Denis.