David Owen is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of a dozen books, the most recent of which is Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability.

 

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The Greenest Place in the U.S. May Not Be Where You Think

by david owen
Green rankings in the U.S. don’t tell the full story about the places where the human footprint is lightest. If you really want the best environmental model, you need to look at the nation’s biggest — and greenest — metropolis: New York City.
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