“We at City Insider just love it when San Francisco comes out tops in major rankings – and this is definitely one to crow about.

San Francisco has been named the greenest city in the United States and Canada in a study commissioned by Siemens. (Yes, San Franciscans, the occasional annoyances of mandatory composting and not being able to get a plastic bag at the grocery store are paying off.)

The study ranked 27 major cities on environmental policies across nine categories: carbon emissions, energy, land use, buildings, transportation, water, waste, air quality and environmental governance.”

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