1. Seattle City Light is devoted to conserving energy and is recognized as a national leader in energy efficiency.
2. Seattle is the hometown of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, devoted to maintaining clean air, healthy air quality.
3. Mayor Nickel has launched a Restore Our Waters (ROW) strategy to protect Seattle's waters from pollution.
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.