Which Way to Bremerton, Man?

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Bremerton: More Hippies Than Olympia

Bremerton has made another list.

Soon we here at the Bremerton Beat might have to create a list of all the times Bremerton has been put on a list.

This time County Home magazine ranked us #22 in the country for “green living,” one notch below Salinas, Calif. and one above Duluth, Minn.

And, for the record, it’s “Bremerton/Silverdale.”

Top billing went to Corvalis, Ore., home of the Oregon State Beavers and not much else. Last on the list, #25, was Medford, Ore. (I once slept in a ditch next to I-5 in Medford, and I can tell you, I awoke feeling refreshed.)

For a list of the “also rans,” click here. It’s kind of funny the magazine lists the “best” 379 green cities. Las Vegas got #132. Is it just me, or does any list of green cities that includes Las Vegas seem a bit dubious?

Only one town in a state east of the Mississippi River was included in the Top 25, Pittsfeld, Mass. As for Washington, “Seattle metro” got #13.

“Our list comes from a formula that weighs a variety of factors key to living a more eco-friendly life,” the magazine said.

One thought on “Which Way to Bremerton, Man?

  1. I would very much like to find out exactly what this “formula that weighs a variety of factors key to living a more eco-friendly life” consists of. walking and driving around bremerton, i see very little evidence of “green living”, unless you count empty swisher sweet packages floating down the sidewalk, a few mickey’s bottles broken in the alleys, or some dilapidated house’s mossy roof and mildewed windows “green living”.
    you point out my feelings on this list exactly…”Is it just me, or does any list of green cities that includes Las Vegas seem a bit dubious?”
    no…it’s definitely NOT just you. I understand that in vegas they use quite a bit of solar power, but that’s not “green living”, that’s casino owning corporations finding a way to reduce their bills and at the same time pump out a bunch of hype about how great they are to the earth (ignore their water use). it seems to me that lists such as this should omit places of business, and focus on the places where people….live…green.
    end transmission.

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