Spiritual types will tell you that the universe tends to give us what we seek. If we want love, we must put love into the universe (or some such optimism). At the very least, we know the algorithms will give us more of what we click on, and the market, supposedly, will respond to what we consumers demand. So, in 2023, Fifty Grande is resolving to put sustainability into the universe — or the algorithm, or whatever it is that turns the dials of our lives. We will seek sustainability, we will ask for it, and, most of all, we will write about it.
Thus, for our annual round up of “Where To Go” in the new year, sustainability was the natural theme. We scoured environmental statistics firms, environmental blogs, and even sustainability science textbooks to curate a list of cities — some big, some small, some expected, and some you may never have heard of before — that are challenging themselves to help the planet. We were floored by the eco ingenuity that exists in these 50 states, and inspired by the care for our fellow living beings that motivated each green initiative. The fact that the cities we found are also astoundingly cool to visit, too? Well, that just sealed the deal.
Which leads us to the prodigious question: Where should you go in 2023? We think the cities below should be on your list.