The World’s Most Eco-Friendly Cities
Looking to go on a vacation somewhere with the cleanest and greenest atmosphere? At SignTech we’re not only about selling paperess forms but we want our readership to focus mainly on leading a more ecofriendly life, where aplicable, using paperless forms with SignTech and ultimatelyfighting the menace that is global warming. Some countries are doing so well that you cant help but be impressed at their resourcefullness. Hopefully this will inspire you to take that extra step too.
So, here is a list of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world according to BBC:
Vancouver, British Columbia:
Compared to other cities of its size, Vancouver scored incredibly well in C02 emissions and air quality, due in part to the city’s emphasis on promoting green energy and its use of hydropower. Vancouver has vowed to reduce emissions by 33% by 2020.
Of all the cities on the South American Siemens Index, only Curitiba scores above average in the green rankings. After building one of the planet’s first large-scale, rapid-transit bus systems in the 1960s and developing a world-leading recycling program in the 1980s, the southern Brazilian city continues to be environmentally forward-thinking. In fact, the heavy use of public transportation means Curitiba has one of the highest air qualities in the index.
Though fellow Scandinavian cities Oslo and Stockholm trail close behind, Copenhagen consistently ranks as Europe’s greenest city. Almost all of the residents live within 350m of public transportation and more than 50% regularly use a bicycle to commute. As a result, Copenhagen has extremely low C02 emissions for a city its size.
San Francisco, California:
San Francisco ranks as North America’s greenest city in the index. The city has a long history of environmental consciousness stretching back to the founding of the Sierra Club environmental group in the 19th Century. San Francisco has a 77% recycling rate, one of the highest in the world, made possible through city mandates requiring the separation of recyclable and compostable materials from regular garbage.
Cape Town, South Africa:
South Africa’s second-largest city is making some of the biggest environmental strides in Africa, in part by pushing for more energy conservation and a greater use of renewable resources. In 2008, Cape Town started using energy from the country’s first commercial wind farm and now aims to get 10% of its energy from renewable resources by 2020.
The full article can be found here http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20141215-living-in-the-worlds-most-eco-friendly-cities
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