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"Organic Gardening Magazine named Portland the top green city of its size in the United States, city officials announced today.
The magazine cited Portland's plentiful parks and trails, as well as its climate protection agreement, anti-idling ordinance and use of biodiesel for city-owned vehicles.
Portland's category included cities with fewer than 150,000 people.
Organic Gardening confirms what those who call Portland home already know: This is a great, healthy and clean city for people to live, work and play," said City Manager Joseph Gray Jr.
Other cities recognized by the magazine include Burlington, Vt.; Fargo, N.D.; Sioux Falls, S.D. and Billings, Mont.
The magazine ranked cities based on data from Earthday Network's Urban Environmental Report. Categories included water quality, green space, percentages of residents who walk, bicycle or use public transit, availability of locally grown food and commitment to climate-change policy."