Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Calgary Wins: Canada Best Eco-City

The bustling epicentre of Canada's energy industry is being heralded as the top ecological city in the world by a prestigious international think-tank.


Canadian and US cities are strongly represented at the top of the eco-city ranking, both for this region and globally. Calgary grabs the top spot globally with a score of 145.7, closely followed by Honolulu (score 145.1) in second. Ottawa is in third position with a score of 139.9 and Minneapolis follows in sixth place (score 137.8). Mr Parakatil commented: “Calgary’s top ranking is down to its excellent level of service on waste removal, sewage systems, and water drinkability and availability, coupled with relatively low air pollution.”

Quality of Living

Canadian cities still dominate the top of the index for this region with Vancouver (4) retaining the top spot, followed by Ottawa (14), Toronto (16) and Montreal (21). Calgary ranks 28 on the overall quality of living ranking.

One more Report to confirm the opposition parties are out touch with reality and our international reputation.


Bec said...

It's probably because we are real lousy at cleaning the streets in the winter thus keeping ALL emissions down (no one can go to work)(haha) but WE DO build a pointless and embarrassingly expensive and profoundly ugly pedestrian bridge, smack dab in the middle of a recession.

Don't get me wrong, I'm immensely proud of my city but we have always been proud of our cleanliness.....way before our Liberal/NDP/minority Conservative city council.....we just used to do it, a he!! of a lot cheaper back in the day before everyone got the BIG salaries and took pride in their work ethic!

CanadianSense said...

I have been to many Canadian cities, trust me you guys are way ahead.

Is the Deli owned by retired Stamps still open?