Yep, that’s a “duh” title. But worth mentioning since there’s some fun news coming from the Bay Area.
We talked awhile ago about San Jose’s drive to become the greenest city around. We’ve also covered some excellent green initiatives coming out of San Francisco. Well, there’s more to it than just introspection and self-improvement for these two cities. They represent some significant Keeping Up With the Jones’ syndrome for cities, which is some of the best news the green movement can get right now.
SF Mayor Gavin Newsom and SJ Mayor Chuck Reed are both actively working on one-upping each other, with Newsom joking about how he daily scans San Jose’s news and website for info on what the city has done to green up. Both are working on getting clean tech companies to call their cities home, and both are pursuing greener options for everything from transportation to renewable energy.
Both mayors pointed out how great it is to compete for green status at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Clean & Green conference yesterday, noting that all major cities are beginning to take similar steps. Since San Francisco and San Jose are only an hour apart from one another, the result may be a very clean Bay Area.
written by Andrea, April 05, 2009
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