Carbon emissions and pollution aren’t fun for anyone that wishes to travel. It’s for this very reason that we decided to list the cities that have green and nature living in mind. Obviously, no city is perfect, and most of them have a long way to go before they will reach ultimate sustainability. However, these cities benefit from quality of life as well as protection and conservations of our environment and earth. Should you decide to visit any of the below cities, allow them to inspire you to reduce your carbon footprint so you can become a true eco-friendly traveller.
Copenhagen, which is situated in Denmark, has been voted as the most eco-friendly city across the globe on multiple occasions. This is because the city is committed to developing green ways of sustainability and living. Biking is extremely popular in the city, and the town aims to ensure half its population cycles to school and work this year.
Amsterdam is green and progressive in more ways than their world-renowned coffee chops. The city is notorious for having more bikes than people and is considered the most bicycle-friendly town in the world. Biking not only provides a healthier population but also manages to reduce pollution and carbon emissions significantly.
Stockholm is one of the cleanest cities you’ll ever visit. You’ll rarely find litter on the sidewalks, and the streets are well-maintained, regardless of when you decide to visit. The air is bright, crisp, and clear. The city is renowned for its cleanliness, incredible public transport system, and lack of heavy pollution/industry.
Berlin is considered a wild, crazy town but it’s also famous for keeping things green and clean. Berlin offers a variety of green spaces that have been beautifully incorporated into its urban landscape. In fact, it offers more parks than any other European city. Do yourself a favour and do the Alternative Green Tour in Berlin to learn about recycling and creating a green environment.
Portland doesn’t just provide fantastic coffee shops and breath-taking views. It also offers a town filled with hippies, environmentalists, and people who absolutely love nature and everything earth-friendly. It’s considered one of the greenest places across the globe, providing 92,000 acres of green along with 74 miles of running and hiking trails.
San Francisco, California
San Francisco is considered one of the most beautiful places on planet earth. It’s surrounded by miles of natural forests and parks, clear blue skies, and crystal blue waters. Half the population uses public transport, or bikes, or even walk where they need to be. As one of the most forward-thinking, tolerant, and progressive cities in the U.S, California is a great example for other states when it comes to keeping things clean and green.
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is in the lead when it comes to major environmental strides in Africa. You’ll find plenty of bike routes and trails in the city apart from the commercial wind farms that are scattered around the city.