With Earth Day around the corner and many local economies still recovering from natural disasters including hurricanes on the East Coast, wildfires on the West Coast and flooding in the Midwest, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019’s Greenest States. Included in this report is an overview of data pertaining to air quality, water quality, soil quality, energy consumption, gasoline consumption, LEED-certified buildings, etc.
In order to showcase the states doing right by Earth, WalletHub compared the 50 states in terms of 27 key metrics that speak to the current health of the environment and residents’ environmental-friendliness. The data set ranges from total municipal solid waste per capita to energy-efficiency score to carbon-dioxide emissions per capita. For example, the following stats reveal Californias “green score”:
The Greenness of California (1=Greenest, 25=Avg.):
- 22nd – Water Quality
- 3rd – % of Recycled Municipal Solid Waste
- 10th – LEED-Certified Buildings per Capita
- 16th – % of Renewable Energy Consumption
- 4th – Energy Consumption per Capita
- 6th – Gasoline Consumption (in Gallons) per Capita
So, where does your state stand in comparison to the others?
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