Where North Carolina Cities Rank Among the Greenest Cities to Work In


Downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, USA Skyline Drone Aerial

In recent years, many of us have become a little more aware of the impact our daily lives have on the environment. Small decisions like what clothes we wear to what food we eat – even where we work and how we choose to get there are all linked. Have you ever wondered which city in North Carolina is the greenest when it comes to jobs? Moneypenny looked at the top 100, including North Carolina, the largest cities in the United States by population, to determine which are the greenest to work in.

They looked at several different factors, including:

  • Air quality
  • Number of parks
  • Vegetarian restaurants per 1000 people
  • Electric vehicle charging stations per 1,000 inhabitants
  • Average distance to work
  • Percentage of the population who walk, cycle, bus, tram or train to work
  • The average monthly cost of public transport
  • The number of sustainable jobs currently advertised.

Here’s where North Carolina cities rank among the greenest to work in

  • 31. Raleigh, North Carolina

    A colorful daytime cityscape of downtown Raleigh in North Carolina

  • 38. Durham, North Carolina

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    Cityscape of downtown Durham, North Carolina, USA.

  • 43. Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    Winston Salem

    Winston-Salem North Carolina NC Downtown Skyline Aerial at Sunset.

  • 75. Greensboro, North Carolina

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    Skyline of Greensboro, North Carolina from the west. (Photo: Raynor Garey/Getty Images)

  • 90.Charlotte


    Taken from Southend, this photo shows the Charlotte skyline with its various lights on during a late blue hour

  • The 10 greenest cities to work in

  • 10. Baltimore, MD


  • 9. Pittsburg, Pennsylvania


    Spring in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh skyline with cherry blossoms.

  • 8. Minneapolis, Minnesota


    Image of downtown Minneapolis at sunset.

  • 7.Madison, Wisconsin


    Madison, Wisconsin, USA downtown skyline over Lake Monona during the day.

  • 6. New Orleans, LA

    New Orleans

    Bourbon St, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA cityscape of bars and restaurants at dusk.

  • 5.Washington, D.C.

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    Aerial view of Washington DC with Thomas Jefferson Memorial Building

  • 4.Seattle, Washington


    Panoramic view of Seattle cityscape and Space Needle at sunset, Washington, USA

  • 3. Irvine, CA

    Irvine, California

    The beautiful coastline of Newport Beach in Southern California on a clear summer day. Newport Beach is a community in Orange County, California.

  • 2. San Francisco, California

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    The windiest street in the world Lombard street at dawn. San Francisco is illuminated by the morning sun.

  • 1.Boston, MA


    Boston, Massachusetts, USA skyline on Boston Common.

  • The 10 greenest cities to work in

  • 91. Fort Worth, TX

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    Aerial view of downtown Ft Worth Texas during the day with Trinity River in the foreground

  • 92. Anaheim, California


    Twilight palm tree framing the skyline of downtown Anaheim, California, USA.

  • 93. Santa Ana, California

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    Santa Ana California Public Welcome Sign

  • 94. Riverside, CA


    Aerial daytime skyline view of downtown Riverside, California, USA.

  • 95. Chandler, AZ

    Chandler AZ

  • 96. Paradise, Nevada

    Paradise S.A.

    Aerial view of South Lake Tahoe which sits on the California Nevada Stateline

  • 97. Garland, Texas


    Texas state flag fluttering in the wind. Dramatic sky background. 3D illustration.

  • 98. Chula Vista, CA

    Chula Vista, California

    Sunrise over Otay Lakes in Chula Vista, CA. HDR image taken with graduated filters and with the camera mounted on a tripod.

  • 99. Los Angeles, California

    Los Angeles

    Spring morning light hits the tree filled hillside in front of the Los Angeles skyline in Southern California

  • 100. Laredo, TX

    Laredo, TX

    blue sea and ships


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