How Sustainable is YOUR City?

Posted on May 8, 2011. Filed under: First Time Buyer help, Orange County Real Estate | Tags: |

Imagine a city designed with a major focus on environmental impact. As part of the plan, all citizens would strive to minimize usage of energy, water, and food, as well as waste output of heat, air pollution, and water pollution. This is a description of a sustainable city. And with green consciousness on a rapid rise, count on a lot more of these eco-communities developing in the future.

Our ‘green team’ has put sustainable cities high on the list of topics to stay in tune with. In the process, we’ve compiled a list of measurements that apply to this type of community:

• length of commute to work
• air quality
• surface water runoff
• greenhouse gas emissions
• road congestion
• housing affordability
• locally grown food availability
• amount of parks and greenways
• percentage of trucks that use alternative fuels
• car pooling / car sharing initiatives
• public transportation
• city sustainability departments

Did you ever consider how your own beloved city compares to other sustainable cities? Find out at Sustain Lane. And if you’d like to go a bit more global, you can learn how your own country compares by checking out Yale University’s environmental performance index.

As part of the Weeksteam green effort, we’ve integrated with Walk Score in order to provide a walk score on our listings whenever you search for Orange County property. It’s all part of our commitment to helping you create a satisfying sustainable lifestyle. Register today to get your property listed, complete with walk score and much more.

If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. You can connect with me at 949.338.7408 or, @AngieWeeks or @WeeksTeam.

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