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How Green Is Your City?
The conference opened with a panel on sustainable cities (OK, it really opened with Tae Bo with Billy Blanks at 7am... but, well, sorry, Billy). As with everything at LOHAS, it was part education, part promotion. The panel members, reps from Portland, OR, Chicago, IL, and Long Beach, CA, talked about their city's eco challenges and coups and the moderator, Warren Karlenzig, showed off his company's new book"How Green Is Your City? "
By the end we all wanted to move to Portland (#1 greenest city) and not live in Long Beach (#30). The book is actually pretty groundbreaking. It rates cities based on things like air quality, traffic congestion, tap water quality, affordable housing, and natural disaster risk. You can see an abridged version of your city's rankings here:SustainLane.com