The 15 Greenest States

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Is your state eco-friendly when compared with the other 49?

Greenopia just released a ranking of the greenest states in the U.S. They based the rankings on air quality, water quality, recycling rates, number of green businesses, number of LEED-certified buildings, and the amount of energy, emissions, water, and waste generated per capita.

The top 15 states were:

  1. Vermont
  2. New York
  3. Washington
  4. Oregon
  5. Minnesota
  6. California
  7. Nevada
  8. New Hampshire
  9. Massachusetts
  10. Maine
  11. Hawaii
  12. Arizona
  13. Colorado
  14. South Dakota
  15. Idaho

Congratulations Vermont–the most sustainable state in the U.S.!

How well did your state do? Let us know in the comments below!

(If you don’t live in the U.S., just pick your favorite state and tell us how that one ranked!)

You can see the official list here.

 

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2 Responses to The 15 Greenest States

  1. It would be great to see the rankings for the rest of the states. Maryland is working hard to beocome a greener state so this is disappointing. I’m sure folks would like to see “the rest of the story.” Thank you.

    • Amy Erickson says:

      If you click on the official list link at the end, you can see all 50 states.

      At least Maryland is making an effort! Maybe it’ll be higher up next year!

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