Posted by The Oregonian February 15, 2008 06:45AM

Categories: Breaking News

Portland is getting a big shout out from Popular Science for being green.

The mag crunched numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Geographic Society’s Green Guide and came up with scores for 50 American cities. The PopSci folks looked at electricity use, transportation habits, “green” living, and recycling habits.

The result: Portland is tops when it comes to being green. Here’s what PopSci says about P-Town:

“America’s top green city has it all: Half its power comes from renewable sources, a quarter of the workforce commutes by bike, carpool or public transportation, and it has 35 buildings certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.”

Check out the full article here.

And you can also stop by The Oregonian’s PDXGreen, where blogger extraordinaire Shelby Wood writes about the sloppy wet kiss Outside Magazine recently planted on Portland’s cheek, this time for being home to companies that make “green gear.”

Oh go on, national media, you’re making us blush.

One Response

  1. Not many people would say this. Youve got some guts. I will say this, though. If you dont want to alienate any readers, youre gonna have to stop generalising so much. Maybe you should try seeing both sides of this issue instead of assuming that yours is the only valid opinion. Id still read it, I like how we write. But I can tell some people getting upset.

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