Lexington 8th least ‘green’ city in America

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – With October being National Energy Awareness Month and New York recently becoming the first city to unveil a plan that upholds the Paris Climate Agreement among nearly 250 cities that pledged to do so, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Greenest Cities in America.

To determine which cities promote a “green” lifestyle, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 22 key indicators of environmental friendliness and sustainability. The data set ranges from greenhouse-gas emissions per capita to green job opportunities per capita to number of smart-energy policies and initiatives.

“Greenness” of Lexington (1=Best; 50=Avg.)

  • 27th – Greenhouse-Gas Emissions per Capita
  • 97th – % of Green Space
  • 62nd – % of Commuters Who Drive
  • 80th – Walk Score
  • 61st – Farmers Markets per Capita

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