San Diego: One of America's Greenest Cities

Travel + Leisure magazine says San Diego is one of America's top eco-friendly cities

By Monica Garske
|  Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012  |  Updated 9:23 PM PDT
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San Diego: One of America's Greenest Cities

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The San Diego skyline at sunrise. San Diego has been dubbed one of America's greenest cities by Travel+Leisure magazine.

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San Diego has been ranked one of the top 10 most eco-friendly cities in America, according to Travel+Leisure magazine.

The list was compiled based on “green” guidelines such as the cleanliness of a city, pedestrian-friendliness, public transit and public parks.

San Diego ranked 8th on the list of greenest cities, following other eco-friendly standouts such as Portland, Ore., Savannah, Ga., Minneapolis, Denver and Chicago.

“San Diego claims more farms per capita than any other county in the nation, making it a locavore’s delight,” explained the magazine.

The round-up also cited San Diego’s easy access to sand and surf, as well as the electrical car service Car2Go, as reasons behind the high ranking.

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