Billions of taxpayer dollars are being devoted to environmental protection efforts and energy costs., which eat up a significant portion of the average household’s take-home. Today, the personal finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2015’s Most & Least Eco-Friendly States. The report showcases the areas doing right by Mother Earth and calls out those seemingly intent on spoiling things for future generations.
The report compared each state in terms of 14 key metrics that speak to the health of the current environment as well as the environmental impact of people’s daily habits. Here are a few highlights..
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Surprisingly, California – which has held a long-standing reputation as a green state – didn’t make the best list. It’s eco-friendly behaviors ranking – which ranks CO2 emissions, solid waste per capita, along with air, water and soil quality – was #15. But its environmental quality rank – which factors in things like the of green (LEED) buildings, energy efficiency and consumption, gas and water consumption, energy from renewable resources and green transportation – was a poor 46. Clearly the state has a ways to go with its green efforts.
It’s a fascinating report. Click here to see where your state ranks.
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