Back in 2002, Sacramento earned an award from Time Magazine for being the most diverse city in the nation. Itâ€™s still a badge of honor we wear proudly, and itâ€™s time to add another star to our uniform. Sacramento has officially been ranked the 7th â€œSmarter Cityâ€ by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Basically, weâ€™re mean on being green.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) didnâ€™t pass out this honor lightly. Their mission is to â€œprotect wildlife and wild places and to ensure a healthy environment for all life on earth.â€ Birds, bees, trees, you, and meâ€”the NRDC is trying to protect us all. Their â€œSmarter Cityâ€ ranking drew upon a number of environmentally-friendly criteria, breaking down the results by city size. Sacramento was measured in the â€œlarge cityâ€ grid along with jolly green giants San Francisco, Seattle, and the like.Â Â