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Study: Portland, Seattle Among 'Greenest Cities'


Portland’s “green” practices have again been recognized.

A new study ties the city with Seattle and San Francisco as the No.1 “greenest” in the United States.

Solar panels in Portland (file)

Solar panels in Portland (file)

Lucila Cejas Epple/OPB

The study, by a Tufts University professor and the Canadian research company Corporate Knights Magazine, took a unique approach of ranking them by practices that the cities are taking instead of their eventual results.

The study also gave a nod to Portland Mayor Sam Adams.

He was singled out because of his work with curbside composting program, plastic bag ban, and student free transit programs.

On the Web

http://www.corporateknights.com/report/2012-greenest-cities-america-0