Top 5 Greenest Cities in the World
Here’s the list of the greenest cities in the world. As We now that climate change becomes a new thing that is now being debated. In order to maintain continuity of the earth as a planet inhabited by human beings, exploitation and greening energy usage for human needs in the present and the future have been considered. Several cities in the world has even tried to make their city as a green city with energy use pure from nature but does not exploit nature. Here’s the list of top 5 greenest cities in the world.
5. Vancouver, Canada
The city had just been trusted to hold the first winter olympics in earth with theme is sustainable or sustainability. The Comittee was using electronic waste as a medal and build a stadium which is very “green”. But this is not just a business because of the winter Olympics. Vancouver has been settled long ago. 90% of electricity needs in the town is supplied by hydroelectric. Meanwhile wind, solar, wave and tidal energy has been used extensively to keep the environment conservation in this city.
Vancouver at night
The city mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson said on the official website of Vancouver that “Vancouver will be the greenest city in the world by 2020″. The citizens of Vancouver, that often referred as Vancouverites, want to live in a city that living, affordable and sustainable. We appreciate the extraordinary beauty of our natural environment, celebrate diversity, and working to build a bright future and green. Convergence of technology and environmental issues has changed the world economy. Vancouver is interesting and thoughtful city who wants to invest and work in a city that offers a green city promising future – a city that values our natural heritage and offer all the city element involved.
4. Malmo, Sweden
This is one of the international city that focus on green space. Famous for their gardens, but also on sustainable urban development. It’s one of the largest cities in Sweden and really beautiful city. They have changed their environment to be environment-friendly area.
In this city you will find a lot of people cycling in the city because many roads built specifically for those who ride. This town really appreciate their green sky and did not want their green sky became polluted. Today approximately 20% of the population of Malmo come from different countries, making it the most cosmopolitan city in Sweden. This has contributed to the cultural life of the rich and the opportunity to enjoy lots of delicious and exotic food. These days the old industrial city has been replaced by suburban area of the modern middle class, residential neighborhoods and environmentally friendly.
3. Curitiba, Brazil
Curitiba is a city in southern part of Brazil and the capital of Rio Grande do Sul state (estado) since 1854. The city was founded in 1654 as a gold mining camp. Population: 1.8 millions (2007 estimate). From the early 19th century, it has received many immigrants from Germany, Italy, and Poland, and immigration continued during the 20th century with the arrival of Syrian and Japan, and the entry of massive migrants from rural areas.
The city has many green spaces like parks and very beautiful botanical gardens such as Alemâo Bosque, Bosque de Portugal, Italiano Bosque, Bosque do Papa, Gomm Bosque, Bosque Gutierrez, Capão da Imbuia Bosque, Bosque da Fazendinha, Boa Vista Bosque, Bosque Reinhard Maack, Bosque Vista Alegre, Jardim Botanico, Memorial Ucraniano, Barigüi Parque, Parque Tanguá, Tingüi Parque, Parque das Pedreiras, Passaúna do parque, Parque São Lourenço, parque do Iguaçu e Zoo, Parque da Barreirinha, Parque dos Tropeiros, Parque do Bacacheri, Basseio público, Unilivre, and Vilinha. The city is focused to become the greenest city in the world. So residents advised to leave their cars at home.
2. Portland, Oregon, US
The City, the home of Portland Blazzers NBA team, is really very active in welcoming new world filled with green and healthy to live. Although many US cities now prefer to use the fast lane, this is the first city to focus on alternative transit with light rail and bike path network extensively to encourage people to leave their cars at home. Also one of the first cities that pledged to reduce emissions and begin to use the sustainable building materials.
1. Reykjavik, Iceland
The capital of Iceland, a country that is very close to the north pole, has used the green pattern for the town where the supply of electricity is 100% supplied by hydroelectricity and geothermal energy, Transportation system also has a very green hydrogen buses, the greenest city in Europe and the world. And cities with the cleanest blue sky in the entire of the earth.
This city receives only 4 hours of heat in winter and a very bright night in winter, due to its geographic location is very close to the north pole. Along with the grow of industries and also the concept of a global green, this city has been used by many environmentalist to visit or people that just get some fresh air vacation.