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Wilmington ranked among ‘greenest’ cities

Port City ranked 13th among U.S. cities by financial website

The Port City has gotten a green thumbs-up in a website’s list of environmentally friendly cities.

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Financial advising website www.ValuePenguin.com placed Wilmington 13th in its 2016 Most Environmentally Friendly Cities report. The report ranks cities based on 15 metrics like energy consumption, bicycle-friendliness, LEED-certified buildings and availability of park space.

A total 200 metropolitan areas were included, with Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California, Gainesville, Florida, and Santa Rosa, California, taking the top three spots.

Wilmington and Chapel Hill-Durham, which tied with Madison, Wisconsin, for 11th, were the only North Carolina municipalities to make the top 20.

Click here to read the full report.

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