Yahoo names greenest city in America

As part of its "Be a Better Planet" campaign, Yahoo names Hastings, Neb., the greenest city in America.

As part of its "Be a Better Planet" campaign, Yahoo has named Hastings, Neb., the greenest city in America.

Who woulda guessed?

Hastings, which claimed the $250,000 cash prize, is the birthplace of Kool-Aid. You know, that artificial drink.

It's no wonder the "green-minded" folks of Hastings are eager to conduct such "eco-friendly" mobile searches as "organic food," using Yahoo OneSearch. Other search terms to bolster knowledge about living the "green life" include public transportation, recycling center and bike.

The winner was selected based on the use of Yahoo OneSearch, as well as Yahoo Answers and Yahoo Green Pledge. The participating communities earned credits under the "Be a Better Planet" challenge.

As part of the Yahoo Green Pledge, participants listed ways to lower the use of carbon, such as taking public transportation.

Yahoo plans to honor the city tonight with a BBQ. Let's hope they won't be using lighter fluid.

 

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