20 of the greenest cities in the nation
- The Green Restaurant Association named Greenvilleâ€™s very own Kitchen Sync the number one green certified eatery in the country. The environmentally mindful restaurant whips up locally sourced cuisine on energy-saving appliances to ensure it does its part in protecting the planet.
- The Greenville hospital, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, has steadily received the National Practice Greenhealth Environmental Leadership Circle Award due to its drive to reduce its energy usage.
- The city made the Environmental Protection Agencyâ€™s 2016 list of U.S. cities with the most buildings that are Energy Star certified.
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
The moment you arrive in this seaside spot, youâ€™ll recognize its devotion to wide open spaces. From its 90-acre Fort Williams Park that encourages natural biodiversity to Great Pond, the townâ€™s largest wetland, Cape Elizabeth makes Mother Earth smile.
- Ram Island Farm is just one of the many local operations that have teamed up with the Cape Farm Alliance to promote sustainable farming practices in the Cape Elizabeth region.
- The cityâ€™s first Greenbelt Plan dates back to 1977, when Cape Elizabeth initially began expanding the trail system and preserving land for wildlife and the townâ€™s rural nature.
- Inn by the Sea has been carbon neutral since 2007. Here they focus on water reduction, offer planting classes for guests, and even serve farm-to-table meals.
*According to the United States Census 2010
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