Some cities are more ahead of the times than others when it comes to being green and clean. Some are fighting pollution and smog, but the progress is slow. Some towns are strewn with litter. But for the most part, the cities in the United States have made big leaps forward. Hopefully one day we can tell our kids, “A long time ago before you were born there was this thing called smog…” Until then, we have to do our part.
The top five greenest cities in America do a lot more than recycle. Their efforts include smart land use, efficient zoning, reducing waste, saving energy and, yep, recycling. Here are the five winners, according to SmartPlanet.com and Corporate Knights.