Top 10 Cities To Celebrate Earth Day

When it comes to celebrating Earth Day, Treehugger.com knows where the best parties are being held. Check out 10 of the greenest cities you could hope to be in on Earth Day.

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When it comes to celebrating Earth Day, Treehugger.com knows where the best parties are being held. Check out 10 of the greenest cities you could hope to be in on Earth Day.
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10. Treehugger says Boston doesn't get the green cred it deserves, but with a good public transit system, green building standards and a bike share, there's plenty of earthy goodness to celebrate.
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9. Ashville, a small town nestled in the mountains of North Carolina, is one of the greenest communities around, both literally and figuratively. PETA named it one of the most "vegetarian friendly" small cities, and the city is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery.
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8. Although Forbes ranks Chicago as one of "America's Most Miserable Cities" this year, it is also on its way to becoming one of the greenest, according to Treehugger.
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7. If you've ever tried to beat traffic on the 405 toward the smog-veiled L.A. skyline, you know Los Angeles isn't one of the most eco-friendly places around. But the city is making serious green smogress, reports Treehugger. L.A. teems with green volunteers and events this week.
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6. With its progressive mayor, Will Wynn, Austin has emerged as one of the leading green cities in the U.S.
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5. Seattle: where the folks are green and the plastic bags are taxed. Green events abound in this eco-city this week.
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4. Portland, Oregon, is recognized as one of the most bikeable cities in the nation. With a thriving art and music scene there are few cities that can party greener than Portland.
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3. San Fran's mayor was dubbed Treehugger's "Best Local Politician" in 2009, after having signed off on the Kyoto Protocol.
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2. D.C. comes in at No. 2 thanks to the new administration's efforts to bring about green changes. Although the District never settles for second best, it'll let Treehugger slide on this one, 'cause it likes their style.
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1. Contrary to popular belief, the big apple is green, not grey. With its foot-friendly layout, centralized apartment-based living and easy access to farmer's markets, Treehugger says NYC is effortlessly eco-friendly and hosts some of the most happening green events in the nation. For more green stuff, visit Treehugger.com.
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