可持续增长的城市

纽约——

对绝大多数人来说,人口稠密的大城市就像一场生态的噩梦,钢筋水泥和垃圾的废弃场所,柴油尾气和堵塞的交通。但是,和人类其他的聚居地相比,城市是维护环境的典范。根据最近的统计结果,美国最环保的城市是纽约。它也是美国唯一符合环保标准的美国城市。

平均每个纽约人每年排放的温室气体约为7.1吨,这个数字比瑞典人的5.6吨要高,但是和美国人均的24.5吨比较起来,要少30%。曼哈顿社区作为纽约五大行政社区之一,人口最为密集的,但人均排放量却最少。

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