Long-known as a premiere travel and culture magazine world-wide, National Geographic recently showed some love to Colorado on one of their 2021 "Best of the World" lists, specifically the list centered around sustainable destinations.
Ranking among places like Copenhagen, Helsinki, and the country of Costa Rica, Denver was included on a list titled "Best of the World: eight sustainable destinations for 2021 and beyond" as the "green giant in the American West." The city was ranked fourth on a short list of eight.
The article mentioned several reasons for Denver's high ranking, including it's goal of being powered by 100 percent renewable energy by 2023, the number of new bike lanes that are in the works, and the city's plan for 'solar gardens' to be installed on rooftops, parking lots, and vacant space.
National Geographic's 'Global Travel Editors' published five lists of "Best of the World" spots, with a list dedicated to adventure, culture and history, nature, family, and sustainability.
See the full sustainable destinations list here.