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Chicago ranks 26th for lifestyle and policy in environmental study

by Timothy Inklebarger

Chicago ranks 26th for lifestyle and policy in environmental study

Chicago was ranked the 26th best city – out of 100 surveyed – for its green lifestyle and policy initiatives according to a new analysis by the personal finance website WalletHub.

WalletHub analyzed 28 green indicators ranging from air quality to walkability to local jobs in environmental sustainability.

The lifestyle and policy initiatives portion of the rankings considered indicators such as the number of farmers markets, community gardens and local programs promoting green energy use.

The city placed 65th overall in the environmental sustainability of the ranking, earning a total score of 46.86 out of 100. That’s compared to the top-ranking city of San Francisco, with a total score of 72.48.

Source: WalletHub

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