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America's 50 Greenest Cities - Eugene #5

Published: February 07, 2008

"Want to see a model for successful and rapid environmental action? Don't look to the federal government—check out your own town. Here, our list of the 50 communities that are leading the way. Does yours make the cut?"

Yes! Popular Science magazine names Eugene the fifth greenest city in America and the category leader for green electricity practices.

"Much of the wet Pacific Northwest draws its energy from hydroelectric dams. But Eugene draws an additional 9 percent of its municipal electricity from wind farms. It also buys back excess power from residents who install solar panels."

Read the full article: "America's 50 Greenest Cities" by Elizabeth Svoboda, with additional reporting by Eric Mika and Saba Berhie.