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Honolulu the fifth-greenest U.S. city

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Honolulu has the smallest amount of greenhouse gas emissions per capita in the U.S. and is the fifth-greenest city in the nation, according to a new report.

According to the “Greenest Cities in America” report, released today to mark National Energy Awareness Month, Honolulu is followed by Virginia Beach, Va., Riverside Calif., Mesa Arizona and Arlington, Texas.

Honolulu also tops the nation in median air quality.

For the worst emissions per capita, a six-way tie is split between Jacksonville and Orlando, Fla., Louisville, Ky., Cleveland, Ohio, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Baton Rouge, La.

Honolulu is tied with Anchorage, Alaska and Fremont, Calif., for the highest percentage of green space. The smallest percentage of green space is found in N. Las Vegas, according to the study.

Honolulu also is tied for first-place with San Francisco, Calif. and Portland, Ore., for the largest number of farmers markets per capita.

Hawaii’s largest city is ranked 12th in the percentage of commuters who drive. New York City topped that measurement.

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