In today’s society, being aware of your eco-footprint is increasingly important. Whether it’s during your commute, in the office, or even during your lunch break, some cities are better workplace options for environmentally-friendly employment.
Research by British Business Energy looks at cities across the globe, analysing statistics including the percentage of people walking or cycling to work, the level of tree coverage across the city and the percentage of technology patents that were environment-related across each country to determine the best cities to work in for those conscious of their eco-footprint.
One of the ways we can be more conscious about our eco-footprint is looking at how we commute to work. Although it’s not possible for everyone, walking or cycling saves on jumping into our gas-guzzling cars.
Below outlines the cities taking the top five positions:
|Rank||Location||Tree canopy||Walking & cycling commuters||Number of vegetarian and vegan restaurants||% of tech patents that were environment-related||Renewable energy %|
*Table shows the top 5 eco-friendly cities to work in based on weighted scoring across all metrics shown.
London takes the top spot, largely driven by the number of restaurants catering for vegans and vegetarians alike, as well as a high percentage of tech patents that are environment-related (10.72%). Norway is, however, leading the way when it comes to renewable energy – 97.2% of all energy produced is renewable.
Ian Wright, Founder of British Business Energy comments; “Now more than ever it’s important to be conscious of our carbon footprints, and with many people on the same wavelength, it’s great to see London pioneering this movement for everyday workers. It sets a bar for countries worldwide and what we can be doing more to keep our planet clean”.