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Where it's Greener

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This story appears in the January 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Cities across the U.S. have at last realized the need to take action against . Implementing some of the most innovative, far-ranging environmental programs and plans for residents and, in particular, business owners, the 10 cities featured here have earned themselves a rightful place on Entrepreneur's map.


Population: 594,210
LEED -Certified* Buildings: 46
More Than 800: Number of mayors who've pledged to meet or beat Kyoto Protocol targets since 2005, when Seattle's mayor, Greg Nickels, launched the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement
Ecotuesday: Eco-minded businesspeople meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month (ecotuesday.com).

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