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Greenest cities in America

Stacker Logo By Ben Wittstein of Stacker | Slide 1 of 101: Some of the biggest and most influential companies in the world are taking active strides to reduce their negative impacts on the environment, embracing a movement known colloquially as “going green.” The likes of Starbucks, WeWork and Adidas are all actively involved in initiatives to combat material waste in an effort to keep it out of oceans, landfills and other trash deposits.While corporate America has a responsibility to do its part in supporting conservation efforts, the obligation exists on communal and individual levels as well. According to 2016 polling data, 74 percent of Americans agree that “the country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment,” and 55 percent think that the environment should be the government’s top priority from a policy standpoint.Though it’s clear that the majority of Americans are in favor of protecting the environment, a careful analysis of how “green” behaviors vary geographically reveals that certain places are far more concerned with environmental friendliness than others. Using a WalletHub study, Stacker listed the 100 greenest cities in the United States according to a handful of metrics, which are explained in detail here.Read on to see how your city compares to the nation’s most environmentally friendly.RELATED: Find out which states are the healthiest.

Greenest cities in America

Some of the biggest and most influential companies in the world are taking active strides to reduce their negative impacts on the environment, embracing a movement known colloquially as “going green.” The likes of Starbucks, WeWork and Adidas are all actively involved in initiatives to combat material waste in an effort to keep it out of oceans, landfills and other trash deposits.

While corporate America has a responsibility to do its part in supporting conservation efforts, the obligation exists on communal and individual levels as well. According to 2016 polling data, 74 percent of Americans agree that “the country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment,” and 55 percent think that the environment should be the government’s top priority from a policy standpoint.

Though it’s clear that the majority of Americans are in favor of protecting the environment, a careful analysis of how “green” behaviors vary geographically reveals that certain places are far more concerned with environmental friendliness than others. Using a WalletHub study, Stacker listed the 100 greenest cities in the United States according to a handful of metrics, which are explained in detail here.

Read on to see how your city compares to the nation’s most environmentally friendly.

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