Source: Austin Business Journal
Date: Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 10:59 AM
Austin ranked ninth in a national survey of the top 10 green
cities in the country.
According to data compiled by the EarthLab
Foundation, a Kirkland, Wash.-based nonprofit, Chicago tops
the list followed
York, Boston, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. Remaining top
10 green cities are Minneapolis, San Francisco, Seattle,
The data used for the survey is based on a
sampling of more than 1 million U.S. residents who used EarthLab's
Carbon & Lifestyle
Calculator, which scores users' personal impact on the
environment, factoring in energy consumption, transportation,
and other lifestyle habits.
The EarthLab calculator has
been featured in Leonardo DiCaprio's documentary "The
11th Hour," the 2007 Emmy awards
and the Alliance
for Climate Protection, which is chaired
by Al Gore.