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Greenest Cities

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Mother Nature Network just released its list of America’s greenest cities. And no, San Francisco is not on top (No. 2, actually).

The Top 5:

  • Eugene, Ore., which boasts an award-winning hybrid public transit system.

  • Oakland, Calif., and its “zero waste and oil-independent by 2020” plan.

  • Boston, Mass., home of the "Green by 2015" goal.

  • San Francisco, Calif., whose recycling facility features an artist-in-residence.

And in a grand move to enhance anticipation, I’m not revealing No. 1. You’ll have to visit MNN’s list to see it (though I will give you a hint: I not too long ago wrote about the city).

One of the cool things about Mother Nature Network, other than that they’re a content provider for Captivate, is their staff. Peter Dykstra, formerly CNN’s science director, headed up MNN’s editorial group until just last month, when he left to become Deputy Director at the Pew Charitable Trust’s Environment Group. And MNN’s Director of Environmental Affairs is keyboardist for the Rolling Stones! That’s Chuck Leavell, who, in addition to being in one of the most iconic rock bands ever, is a renowned environmentalist and author.

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“Greenest Cities”