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Posted on: April 15, 2019

City of Gulf Shores named 2019 Greenest City in Alabama

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The City of Gulf Shores is pleased to announce their recognition as the Greenest City in Alabama, and one of the 2019 Greenest Cities in America by Insurify. Award recipients were evaluated on environmentally-friendly living and driving behaviors.

Cities won higher scores for having eco-conscious driving practices, green vehicle features, low urban sprawl, healthy air quality, dedicated park space, and renewable electricity programs. The community with the highest score from each state was identified to form the winner’s roster.

“Being a Green City is a top priority for the City of Gulf Shores,” Mayor Robert Craft said. “It is proven in several of our initiatives, including Green Up Gulf Shores, Leave Only Footprints and the upcoming Gulf Coast Center for Ecotourism and Sustainability. We live in a beautiful community, and it is our job to nurture it and care for it to the best of our ability.”

The City of Gulf Shores operates a recycling center that serves as a drop-off location for the following items to be recycled: glass, aluminum, plastic, mixed paper, metal, cardboard, electronics and tin cans. All recycling and waste bins are hand-sorted at the facility. In 2018 alone, Gulf Shores recycled 243 tons of cardboard, 58 tons of mixed paper, 17 tons of aluminum, 31 tons of plastic, 63 tons of glass and 34 tons of metal.

“Our natural environment is a finite and precious resource,” said Insurify CEO, Snejina Zacharia. “Appreciating and protecting it is a virtue, and those who practice it should be recognized.”

For more information and to see a full list of 2019 Greenest City Award winners, visit https://insurify.com/insights/insurifys-greenest-cities-awards-2019/. To view the Green Up Gulf Shores initiative, visit http://www.gulfshoresal.gov/761/Green-Up-Gulf-Shores.