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Cleveland ranked #16 for urban sustainability and ecological health

Posted by db last modified September 25, 2008

The City of Cleveland was ranked 16th among 50 major cities in the U.S. urban sustainability and ecological health. Top rankings included #1 for water supply and metro street congestion, #2 for local food and agriculture, and #3 for natural disaster risk.

The SustainLane 2008 US City Rankings reviews the 50 most-populous cities is the nation on urban sustainability.

The rankings include many factors reflecting the ecologic health of the community and provide some insight into the environmental and economic management of resources. Factors include the use of public transit, renewable energy, local food, and current approaches to reducing the impact on the environment. This inpact improves the overall health of the community.

Go directly to the report by clicking here.

The study uses many sources of public information, including US Census, EPA Air Quality, US Department of Agriculture, and non-governmental agencies working with public agencies.

Cleveland ranked #1 for water supply, metro street congestion, #2 for local food and agriculture, and #3 for natural disaster risk.


Keywords: Emergency Preparedness, Environment, Food Safety, Local, Municipal, Nutrition, Statistics

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