Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Why New York is the Greenest City in the U.S.

Living in a city with a high density is much more environmentally responsible than living in the country or the suburbs. Full Article Here (PDF):
Most Americans, including most New Yorkers, think of New York City as an ecological nightmare, a wasteland of concrete and garbage and diesel fumes and traffic jams, but in comparison with the rest of America it's a model of environmental responsibility.

...our living space measured just seven hundred square feet, and we didn't have a dishwasher, a garbage disposal, a lawn, or a car. We did our grocery shopping on foot, and when we needed to travel longer distances we used public transportation. Because space at home was scarce, we seldom acquired new possessions of significant size. Our electric bills worked out to about a dollar a day.
One more story to support the revitalization of inner cities and preservation of greenbelts.

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