Minneapolis placed 10th among the most sustainable cities in U.S. and Canada, according to a study released Thursday.
Minneapolis scored high in land use, water consumption, and policies on water quality. The city's waste-recycling methods and waste-reduction policies also fared well.
"Our commitment to sustainability guides all of our work, and it shows," Mayor R.T. Rybak said in a news release.
San Francisco grabbed the mantle of the greenest city, followed by Vancouver, New York, Seattle, Denver, and Boston.
The study was conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the research arm of the Economist, and sponsored by Siemens.