In a study issued by the Brookings Instititute, the surprising conclusion was that the carbon footprint of urban dwellers was 14% smaller than the average American’s. The top three smallest metropolitan area carbon footprints in order are: Honolulu, HI, Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR. The top three largest metropolitan area carbon footprints in order are Tulsa, OK, Knoxville, TN, and Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA.
- Shrinking the Carbon Footprint of Metropolitan America – Brookings Institute Report
- The Geography of America’s Carbon Footprint – WorldChanging Synopsis