INFOGRAPHIC: Why Portland May Be America's Greenest City
Portland's earnest focus on embracing nature and eating local has made it the subject of countless parodies on IFC's hit show "Portlandia," but there's no denying the city has earned its reputation as one of the greenest cities in America. From recycling to carpooling to LEED-certified buildings, Portland's efforts should make other cities hang their heads in shame.
Oregon's largest city uses 20 percent more renewable energy than the national average; it was one of the first cities to ban plastic bags. Our friends at Infographic World put together a visual on how Portland makes it seem so easy being green.
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