1. The city plans to release a draft plan to guide recylcing and waste reduction through the year 2015.
2. Portland has won the AWWA NW Oregon Subsection Best TAstinf Water Competition.
3. Portland Parks and Recreation has developed a Natural Area Acquisition Strategy to guide completion of a connected system of natural areas in Portland
Top Ten Greenest Economic Cities
The rankings explain the presence of a green economy among United States cities. These indicators gauge, for instance, which cities’ public transit, renewable energy, local food, and development approaches are more likely to either limit or intensify the negative economic and environmental impacts of fossil fuel dependence.
The rankings are based on the presence of a city or public-private incubator for clean technology industries, including renewable energy, advanced transportation, advanced water treatment, alternative fuels, green building, and energy efficiency.