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Greenest of Them All: Meet the Greenest Cities in the US for 2016

Oct 16, 2016 03:54 AM EDT

With the growing problems linked to pollution, global warming, climate change, and over use of fossil fuels, many groups are pushing for environmental-friendly ways of living. From recycling to implementing Clean Air Act, cities and states around the world are doing their part to save the environment from deteriorating further.

However, there are obstacles of achieving a "greener" world. Usually thee notion that enivironment-friendly also means more expensive and less income is the culprit. But a study reported that the effect is the opposite. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, more jobs are created for each unit of electricity generated from renewable sources than from fossil fuels."

In U.S., environment is one of the most important agenda taken seriously. A lot of cities in the country are taking this commitment by heart, but which cities are these? Find out in this study provided by Using related data from various agencies and organizations, WalletHub analysts compare the best and the worst cities in the subject of "green." They also considered four factors: Environment, Transportation, Energy Sources, and Lifestyle and Policy

Topping the greenest cities spot is San Francisco, California with a top score of 75.64, followed by Honolulu, Hawaii with 74.49. California is actually a winner state for greenest as rounding the rest of the top five are San Jose, Fremont, and San Diego --- all from the sunny California. Meanwhile, the least scores for greenest cities are Baton Rouge, LA with a score of 33.23, followed by Oklahoma City, OK. Rounding it up are Oklahoma's Tulsa,Toledo, Ohio, Corpus Cristi in Texas.

Honululu is the city with lowest greenhouse-emissions per capita compare to Corpus Cristi in Texas that has the highest greenhouse emissions per capita. Again, Honolulu has the highest percent of green space as compare to North Las Vegas, Nevada.

Source: WalletHub

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