America’s Greenest City

Can you guess what America’s “greenest city” is, according to an article in the October 2008 issue of Fast Company magazine? Hint: it’s not San Francisco or Portland or Seattle.

Give up? It’s Grand Rapids, Michigan, the city where I live. According to the article, “Grand Rapids leads the nation in the number of LEED-certified buildings per capita. In 2005, Mayor George Heartwell pledged that more than 20% of the city’s power would come from renewable sources by 2008; it hit that target a year early… And here, in the heart of the Rust Belt, manufacturers are leading the greenification charge. Office-furniture heavyweights Herman Miller and Steelcase both have LEED-certified buildings in the area, as do industrial firms such as Cascade Engineering. ” It’s nice to see that Grand Rapids is doing so well in this area, and it’s gratifying to read something positive about this place from a national publication.

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