WalletHub Ranks Lexington and Louisville Low on 'Greenest Cities' List

Oct 11, 2017

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The Lexington-Fayette community placed 93rd and Louisville 97th in the 2017’s Greenest Cities in America report.


WalletHub analysts compared the 100 U.S. largest cities against 22 indicators of environmental friendliness and sustainability. The data set examination covers issues like greenhouse gas emissions per capita to green job opportunities per capita to the number of smart energy policies.

San Francisco held the number one spot as the greenest city in America.

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray’s office offered a statement:
“Mayor Gray and the Council have a shared goal of building a Great American City. That means they have been improving our parks and bicycle friendliness for years. They’ve also invested in new quality of life amenities like finishing the Legacy Trail, building the Town Branch Greenway and completing the Town Branch Trail, as well as a brand new world class park – the Town Branch Park adjacent to our new convention center.”