America’s greenest cities

If you live in Detroit, Philadelphia or New York City, you probably weren’t so happy with Forbes saying that you lived in some of America’s most miserable places. But instead of focusing on how bad places are, let’s take a look at the more positive list done by Popular Science which recently listed America’s 50 Greenest Cities.

The rankings were determined by using data supplied by the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Geographic Society’s Green Guide, which surveyed over 100,000 people in 30 different categories. The data was then compiled into four different categories: electricity, green living, transportation, and recycling and green perspective.

The top five:

1. Portland, Oregon
2. San Francisco, California
3. Boston, Massachusetts
4. Oakland, California
5. Eugene, Oregon

Makes me happy currently be a resident of the West Coast. But don’t worry New Yorkers, the Big Apple made it to the number one spot for transportation and number 20 overall; maybe not so miserable after all.