Quality of life
Country Home magazine ranks two Corridor communities “green.”
Iowa City No. 18 and Cedar Rapids No. 74 “best green cities in America.” The study of 379 major metro areas was administered in conjunction with Sperling’s BestPlaces. Twenty-four data metrics in five major categories were reviewed to determine which metro areas are the best places to live a green life.
The metrics considered included: mass transit use and other practices of each place’s population, green power policies, biofuel and wind power availability, number of green-certified buildings, farmers markets, organic producers, and air and watershed quality. Data was collected from sources which include the Census Bureau, the U.S. Green Building Council, Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the GreenPeople.org online directory.
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