Turns out Springfield is one of the greenest places to live in Massachusetts according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley which found that population dense cites contribute less greenhouse gas emissions per person than all other areas in the US.
Households in urban areas have carbon footprints which are 50% below average because of such factors as multi-unit dwellings and public transportation.
Annual Household Carbon Footprint (2013)Interactive Map: Hold mouse over cities/towns to see data, click and drag to pan, etc.
Of course, this begs the question:
[quote]Then why do people that live in Springfield pay the most in terms of quality of life?[/quote]