Chico One of Best Green Cities 2007

Country Home Magazine, along with Sperling's BestPlaces, listed its Best Green Places to Live in America. 

Chico's Sycamore Pool. Photo credit: Danie Schwartz

Chico's Sycamore Pool. Photo credit: Danie Schwartz

Chico came in at #20 with Burlington, VT taking the top spot.  The study examined 24 data metrics in 5 major categories including air and watershed quality, mass transit usage, power usage, farmers markets, organic producers, and number of green certified buildings to determine which metro areas are the best places to live a green life. 

379 major metropolitan areas were ranked as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Over 80 percent of all U.S. residents live in these 379 metro areas. 

You can view the entire list of cities here.