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Cleanest Cities in Canada and the USA

Being a Toronto call centre that values sustainability and all of our CSR business initiatives, we were particularly interested to see how our great city measured up when it came to being green and clean. We often write about how our city and country measures up in posts like  best country to livesmartest countries, the happiest countries, the  most peaceful countries, the friendliest countries, the most charitable countries, the best countries for quality of life, the best countries for business, the top countries for life expectancy, the best countries for working women, the best country for child well-being, the best countries for higher education, the most popular countries, the least corrupt countries, the countries with the best reputation, the best countries for ease of doing business, the best countries for starting a business, the best country for business, the best country for customer satisfaction, the most gay positive country, the best countries with the most competitive economies, the best countries for entrepreneurship, the most sustainable countries, the best countries to grow old, the best country brand, the best countries for business, the most sustainable countries, the most charitable countriesthe most prosperous countries, the countries with the highest minimum wage, the safest countries, the best countries with the highest average salary, the best cities to visit in Canada, the most expensive cities to live in Canada, the best countries for women on corporate boards, the most liveable cities for expats, the safest cities to live and the best cities in the world to live

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Today we’re taking a look at some of the cleanest cities in Canada and the United States with the help of an infographic from Hassle is a London-based “ free to the consumer, destination web site that puts together buyers and sellers of home based services.” They tabulated this list based partly on personal experiences and of course imperial data. Without further ado, the cleanest and greenest cities in Canada and the US are:

  • Chicago, Illinois, USA – Population: 2,719,000. What helped them earn their spot on this list is that the city planted more than 2 million square feet of roof top gardens reticently; which is more than all other US cities combined.
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Population: 2,615,060. Toronto has long had a reputation for being clean, and since 1990 has reduced carbon emissions by a staggering 40%, with it getting better each year.
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada – Population: 1,096,833. The “Too Good To Waste” program to revamp the city’s sanitation was one reason why they made the list.
  • Austin, Texas, USA – Population: 885,400. Best known for the tag line “Keep Austin Weird,” they are also the cleanest city in Texas boasting over 32 miles of bike trails to help reduce pollution.
  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – Population: 883,391. One reason why Canada’s capital city made the list was its amazing quality tap water.
  • Portland, Oregon, USA – Population: 609,456. Portland uses 33% renewable energy and over 25% of their workforce bike or take public transit to work, which helped them make the list.
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – Population: 603,502. They are steadily working towards their goal of being the cleanest and greenest city the world over by 2020.
  • Honolulu, Hawaii, USA – Population: 390,738. Despite the known air quality issues caused by volcanic smog, Honolulu remains unaffected and that is why they made this list.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA – Population: 382,578. Not only does 60% of Minneapolis’ workforce use public transit for their daily commute, but graffiti is removed with in 24 hours helping make them one of the cleanest cities on this list.

It is encouraging to see that these cities, with large populations, are able to maintain and set an example for other metropolises to follow.


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Miratel Solutions is a Toronto call centreeBusiness, and letter shop mail house specializing in professional fundraising services including PCI compliant inbound telephone fundraisingoutbound telephone fundraisingonline fundraisinglottery fundraising servicesdonation processing and receipting and direct mail fundraising services. We are committed to our CSR business values in all our business decisions  and advancing the missions of the nonprofits we proudly serve.

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