Wilmington Ranks in Top 20 Green Cities in the Country

Wilmington has just been rated as one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the country! Coming in 13th, the cities were ranked by the financial advising website valuepenguin.com. There were 200 metropolitan areas included in the study. The ‘greenest’ city was Santa Cruz, CA, followed by Gainsville, FL, Santa Rosa, CA, Charlottesville, VA, and Champaign, IL. Wilmington and Chapel Hill were the only North Carolina cities to make the top 20. The cities were ranked based on 15 metrics like energy consumption, bicycle friendliness, LEED certified buildings, available park space, water quality, farmers markets, and renewable energy production. For more on the report and their findings visit their website http://www.valuepenguin.com/2016/most-environmentally-friendly-cities.

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