Earth Day is just around the corner, and this year, Bloomington is getting recognized for its residents' eco-friendly living habits.
Bloomington earned car insurance company Insurify’s 2019 Greenest City in Indiana award last month. The award recognizes the most eco-friendly community in each state based primarily on vehicles trends and driving habits.
Insurify conducted a study to determine the top five eco-friendly communities per state based on motor vehicle-related environmental factors. The "greenest" city was determined from there by assessing factors such as air quality, dedicated park space and renewable energy programs.
Bailey Andison, Sustain IU’s 2019-2020 engagement intern, said she is not surprised Bloomington earned the title.
“Parking is limited in Bloomington,” the senior said. “But that's really good for cutting down on car emissions.”
Chelsea Day, sophomore environmental and sustainability studies major, said she thinks Bloomington is better than most places in the U.S. for getting around without a car. She said she and her colleagues applaud Bloomington for its walkability and public transportation systems.
“It’s really about as convenient as it can get,” Day said.
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