Emerald Cities

By Liz Galst

Illustration by Jason Lee

Gavin Newsom
San Francisco
Population 739,426, 14th largest city in the nation
On the Record Boast “The City of San Francisco is dedicated to being one of the greenest cities on the planet.”
Tree Count 20,000 trees in the next four years (1/50 of a tree per resident) emissions reduction target 20 percent below 1990 levels citywide by 2012
Best New Initiative That May or May Not Come To Fruition Water turbines that generate renewable energy under the Golden Gate Bridge
Funkiest New Idea Citywide ordinance banning non-biodegradable plastic shopping bags

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