5 of the Cleanest International Cities You Need to Visit
Countries around the globe are putting resources into green technology to fight pollution. These 5 international cities demonstrate to us how we can collectively live in a clean energy society.
- Reykjavik, Iceland: Open untamed water in Reykjavik is clean enough for travelers to drink in certain areas. The ecologically friendly city heats nearly 90% of homes using geothermal energy.
- Singapore: Singapore has spent more than half a century implementing cleaning efforts. The island purportedly spends $87 million to maintain its public spaces clean every year.
- Calgary, Canada: Hydro-power accounted for 60 % of Canada’s energy source in 2016. The Canadian city is targeting a decrease of 80 percent of the trash in its landfills for 2020.
- Kigali, Rwanda: Rwandans are required to participate in Umuganda the monthly national cleanup day. Tourists and citizens are prohibited from entering the country with plastic bags.
- Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The UAE aims to have 75 % of Dubai’s energy come from clean sources by 2050. The Arabian country is building a $354 million city with driver-less cars and solar-powered homes.