‌ Top 5 greenest cities in the world

World's most sustainable cities:

 

1. Reykjavik

 

2. Vaxjo

 

3. Freiburg

 

4. Vancouver

 

5. Curitiba

 

Honorable mentions (for greenest city)-

PortlandLondon

 

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A Canadian city that is striving to be "the greenest city on earth", consistently ranking as one of the most livable cities on the planet...

A European city that averages between 2-5 inches of rainfall each monthhas rain year-round and temperatures between 30-50° F for at least half of the year, however is still considered Europe's "solar city"....

An American city that leads the nation in recycling, and is planning on having a 75% recycling rate for all of the city's reusable waste by 2015...

The city whose metropolitan population is among the largest in the world, yet still maintains almost 40% of its area as either green space or water (a sustainable metropolis)...

A couple of European cities that make use of their tremendous natural resources to provide a supply of renewable energy for most of their heating and electricity demands. This energy is sourced from the natural environments of: volcanoes, geysers and forest...

A South American city that serves as one of the world's premier examples of urban planning and boasts the finest bus system in the world....

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Please take your time to browse these pages on 7 of the world's most sustainable cities, our information on renewable energy, urban planning and sustainability....

 

Green Urban Planning

Today, green urban planning is more important than ever. We provide facts about seven cities that are focused on utilizing various approaches to sustainable development. You can find out about many sources of renewable energy here.

City planning committees around the globe are becoming more focused on the importance of using sources of renewable energy, rather than fossil fuels and other finite resources. Our goal is to teach our readers about seven of the greenest cities in the world. As you peruse this site, you will gain insight into the worlds of renewable energy, urban planning, green building and sustainable mass transit. For instance, you will learn about an example of a bus system, located in Curitiba, Brazil, that serves as a standard of efficiency for other metropolises throughout the world...

 

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Sustainability Trends

25 Greenest Countries

1 Switzerland 
2 Sweden 
3 Norway 
4 Finland 
5 Costa Rica 
6 Austria 
7 NZ
8 Latvia
9 Colombia
10 France 
11 Iceland
12 Canada
13 Germany 
14 UK
15 Slovenia 
16 Lithuania
17 Slovakia 
18 Portugal
19 Estonia
20 Croatia
21 Japan
22 Ecuador 
23 Hungary 
24 Italy
25 Denmark 

EcoHearth's Eco Opinion

Ideas for a Greener Home

  • Reduce, reuse, recycle
  • Use eco-friendly cleaning supplies
  • Favor cloth over paper products
  • Chlorine-free baby diapers/ wipes
  • Choose natural lawn care - stop using pesticides and synthetic fertilizers
  • Use biodegradable detergent and oxygen bleach
  • For clean, safe drinking water without all of the waste - use a water filter and a reusable bottle
  • Install low-flow toilets

 

Energy Saving Ideas

  • Use CFL or LED light bulbs
  • Use Energy Star labeled equipment
  • Turn off all home and office equipment when not in use
  • Turn off lights when not in use
  • Turn down the thermostat - lowering it by just one degree can reduce heating energy costs significantly
  • Avoid "phantom loads" (electrical equipment that still uses energy even after turned off) by using a power strip
  • Reduce your water heater temperature from 140 degrees to 120 degrees
  • Install double-pane windows