Ballard, long one of the city's industrial pillars, has been recognized by Natural Home magazine as one of America's 10 best "eco-neighborhoods." The greening of Ballard has been written about before, but it's good to see Sustainable Ballard and their enviro-kin getting a little national pub. Read the full press release after the jump.
NATURAL HOME MAGAZINE PICKS 'AMERICA'S BEST ECO-NEIGHBORHOODS'
TOPEKA, Kansas, (December 18, 2006) -- The January/February issue of Natural Home magazine features picks for 'America's Best Eco-Neighborhoods'.
Natural Home highlights 10 cities with neighborhoods encouraging the healthy, eco-conscious good life. These burgs boast community involvement; shopping, libraries and schools within a walkable area; public transportation; and locally owned businesses. The 10 are unique for their environmental and/or social programs; parks, green spaces and neighborhood gathering spaces; farmer's markets and community gardens; and alternative-energy programs and green building practices. See below to view the complete article online with information on the "curb appeal" of each neighborhood.
The neighborhoods selected are:
ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA West Asheville Neighborhood
AUSTIN, TEXAS South Congress Neighborhood
BOZEMAN, MONTANA Downtown Area
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK Park Slope Neighborhood
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Andersonville Neighborhood
DENVER, COLORADO Highland Neighborhood
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA Fall Creek Place Neighborhood
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA Mount Airy Neighborhood