Austin Listed as One of The Greenest Cities in America
Nearly three in four Americans believe that the country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment. Living “green” means choosing to engage in in cleaner, more sustainable habits in order to preserve the planet as much as possible.
In order to determine the greenest cities in America, WalletHub compared the 100 most populated cities across four key dimensions: 1) Environment, 2) Transportation, 3) Energy Sources and 4) Lifestyle & Policy.
Austin is far ahead of the times, rolling out effective alternative transportation methods like electric scooters and bikes. It seems like the majority of Austin is always on the go. With companies like Lime, Bird, Uber, and Lyft releasing new scooters or bikes every month, it’s nearly harder to drive yourself. Preserving places like Zilker Park and Barton Springs is another factor. These beautiful places are packed and well taken care of during the warmer weather.
Apart from employing Americans, clean energy and other “green” practices, such as recycling programs and urban agriculture, benefit the environment and public health, all of which contribute to America’s bottom line. The Colorado river is used for more than just paddle boarding, it is also a powerhouse for energy. Austin uses the Colorado River that runs through the city as the main power source.
Lifestyle in Austin can vary in the suburbs, but in the heart of the city you will find a lot of people with the same mindset. Keeping up our superlative of being “weird” Austinites pride themselves on being Ecofriendly and conscious. You’re more likely to find an Austinite entertaining themselves with eco friendly activities rather than those that would leave a massive carbon footprint.
If you or anyone you know is looking to move to an Eco friendly, Eco conscious environment, contact Cain Realty Group today! We are more than happy to show you all the ways you can live GREEN in Austin, Texas!