How green is Arkansas?

posted by Jake McBride - 

While some people may not believe in Global Warming, when it’s still snowing in April there seems to be a good reason to question what’s going on with our planet. There are a lot of things people can do to help the earth, and it seems some states are doing a better job at sustainability and being environmentally friendly, than others.

WalletHub has just released their list of 2018’s Greenest States, judging all 50 states on 23 key metrics including LEED-certified buildings per capita, share of energy consumption from renewable resources, alternative fuel vehicles per capita, average commute time by car, carbon dioxide emissions per capita and more.

With all that in mind, Vermont earned the honor of Greenest State in the nation with a score of 75.48 out of 100, and landing on top for environmental quality, and eco-friendly behaviors.

2018’s Top Ten Greenest States

  1. Vermont
  2. Oregon
  3. Massachusetts
  4. New York
  5. South Dakota
  6. Minnesota
  7. Connecticut
  8. New Hampshire
  9. California
  10. Rhode Island

On the flipside, West Virginia is the least green state in the country, scoring just 25.08, and ranking dead last for echo friendly behaviors and climate change contributions

2018’s Least Green States

  1. West Virginia
  2. Louisiana
  3. Kentucky
  4. North Dakota
  5. Alabama
  6. Wyoming
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Texas
  9. Indiana
  10. Arkansas 

Click here to find where your state ranks. 

Source: WalletHub

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