America's Cleanest & Greenest Cities

border="0" align="right" alt="Ames Boone" src="http://www.gadling.com/media/2006/04/iowa.JPG" />The Ames-Boone area
of Iowa normally doesn’t get mentioned around here too much, but it’s time to turn things around or our travel
destinations at least. href="http://www.forbes.com/logistics/2006/04/03/greenest-cities-america-cx_rm_0403green.html">Forbes.com runs an
interesting health piece which highlights href="http://www.forbes.com/logistics/2006/04/03/greenest-cities-america-cx_rm_0403green.html">America’s greenest and
cleanest cities. The listing is based on ozone pollution and particles from data collected by the American Lung
Association’s 2005 set of statistics and according to other research studies pollution is costing a pretty penny. For
businesses it pays to be clean and  for the curious vagabond just looking to roam aimlessly – where better to
spend your time than in clean destinations like those found on their list?

Newton, href="http://www.traveliowa.com/">Iowa or Sioux Falls, South Dakota may not
come off as exciting as NYC, LA or Miami, but who needs the smog and increased exhaust fumes leaking from almost every
vehicle in big city traffic jams? Not me and certainly not you, so if seeing is believing and better for our health
plan ahead before being clean suddenly becomes trendy. The top 10 cleanest and greenest areas in America are as
follows:

  1. Ames-Boone, Iowa
  2. Bellingham,
    Washington
  3. Brownsville-Harlingen-Raymondville, TX
  4. Cedar
    Rapids, Iowa
  5. Colorado Springs, CO
  6. Deltona-Daytona
    Beach-Palm Coast, FL
  7. Des Moines-Newton-Pella, Iowa
  8. Duluth,
    Minn., Wisconsin
  9. Eugene-Springfield, OR
  10. Fargo-Wahpeton,
    North Dakota., Minn

For href="http://www.forbes.com/logistics/2006/04/03/greenest-cities-america-cx_rm_0403green.html">a complete list with all
25 visit Forbes and be sure to check out the slide show. It’s so clean you won’t believe your own eyes.