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2016’s Greenest States!

August 1, 2016

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The Greenest States!

Eco-friendliness and personal finance are essentially cousins. Not only are our environmental and financial necessities aligned — providing ourselves with sustainable, clean drinking water and nutritious sustenance, for example — but we also spend money on both the household and government levels in support of environmental security.

Then there’s climate change. We’ve already seen a rise in powerful land-bearing storm systems and extreme droughts, with New York and New Jersey spending $71.4 billion to rebuild from Hurricane Sandy. But that’s just the beginning, as storm surges and other bad weather are expected to cause more than $500 billion in property damage by the year 2100. Climate change will also have a direct impact on our military industrial complex, as nearly all of our East Coast air and naval installations are vulnerable to sea-level rise.

In the meantime, we can all try to do our part to save the world for future generations. In order to highlight the greenest states and call out those doing a poor job of caring for the environment, WalletHub’s analysts compared each of the 50 states in terms of 17 key metrics designed to illustrate each state’s environmental quality and the eco-friendliness of its policies.

Overall Rank State Total Score ‘Environmental Quality’ Rank ‘Eco-Friendly Behaviors’ Rank ‘Climate-Change Contributions’ Rank
1 Vermont 78.67 2 2 10
2 Washington 74.88 3 3 24
3 Massachusetts 73.28 6 10 7
4 Oregon 72.77 9 1 28
5 Minnesota 70.93 1 12 30
6 Maine 70.40 13 5 9
7 Connecticut 70.02 5 23 2
8 New York 69.34 16 8 8
9 New Hampshire 68.67 30 7 3
10 New Jersey 68.42 26 9 5
11 Maryland 66.46 20 14 6
12 California 65.89 44 4 12
13 Rhode Island 65.64 18 22 4
14 Florida 65.17 19 19 11
15 Wisconsin 64.36 7 28 25
16 Michigan 63.73 8 39 18
17 North Carolina 63.45 23 21 17
18 Pennsylvania 63.09 27 16 20
19 Hawaii 62.68 50 6 13
20 Illinois 62.55 11 29 22
21 Nevada 61.94 35 20 14
22 Georgia 60.95 37 25 15
23 Colorado 60.58 28 15 31
24 Delaware 60.36 42 31 1
25 Ohio 60.21 24 27 26
26 Tennessee 60.06 29 32 19
27 Arizona 59.93 39 18 21
28 South Carolina 59.57 21 36 23
29 Virginia 58.98 43 26 16
30 Missouri 57.95 12 37 33
31 Utah 56.73 15 45 27
32 South Dakota 56.68 4 13 45
33 New Mexico 56.11 40 11 39
34 Mississippi 55.86 25 42 29
35 Alaska 54.75 10 34 42
36 Texas 53.45 38 38 34
37 Alabama 52.74 34 44 32
38 Indiana 51.65 31 48 35
39 Kansas 51.30 17 33 43
40 Iowa 50.29 14 30 44
41 Idaho 50.27 47 24 40
42 Arkansas 49.28 49 35 36
43 Kentucky 48.10 41 40 41
44 Louisiana 46.44 45 50 37
45 Oklahoma 45.48 48 47 38
46 Nebraska 42.76 32 43 47
47 West Virginia 42.68 33 46 46
48 Montana 42.27 46 17 48
49 North Dakota 39.20 22 41 50
50 Wyoming 37.35 36 49 49

Methodology

In order to identify the greenest states, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states across three key dimensions: 1) Environmental Quality, 2) Eco-Friendly Behaviors and 3) Climate-Change Contributions.

First, we compiled 17 relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was given a value between 0 and 100, wherein 100 corresponds with the most eco-friendly and 0 with the opposite.

We then calculated the overall score for each state using the weighted average across all metrics and finally ranked the states accordingly.

Environmental Quality – Total Points: 35

  • Total Municipal Solid Waste per Capita: Full Weight (~7.00 Points)
  • Air Quality: Full Weight (~7.00 Points) (Note: This metric measures the average exposure of the general public to particulate matter of 2.5 microns (PM2.5) or less in size.)
  • Water Quality: Full Weight (~7.00 Points)
  • Soil Quality (Median Soil pH): Full Weight (~7.00 Points) (Note: This metric measures the median soil pH level.)
  • Energy Efficiency Score: Full Weight (~7.00 Points)

Eco-Friendly Behaviors – Total Points: 35

  • Green Buildings: Full Weight (~4.375 Points) (Note: This metric measures the number of LEED-certified buildings per capita.)
  • Percentage of Energy Consumption from Renewable Sources: Full Weight (~4.375 Points)
  • Energy Consumption per Capita: Full Weight (~4.375 Points)
  • Gasoline Consumption per Capita (in Gallons): Full Weight (~4.375 Points)
  • Water Consumption per Capita per Day: Full Weight (~4.375 Points)
  • Number of Alternative-Fuel Vehicles per Capita: Full Weight (~4.375 Points)
  • Green Transportation: Full Weight (~4.375 Points) (Note: This metric measures the percentage of the population who walk, bike, carpool, take public transportation or work from home.)
  • Percentage of Recycled Municipal Solid Waste: Full Weight (~4.375 Points)

Climate-Change Contributions – Total Points: 30

  • Carbon Dioxide Emissions per Capita (“Carbon Footprint”): Full Weight (~7.50 Points)
  • Methane Emissions per Capita: Full Weight (~7.50 Points)
  • Nitrous Oxide Emissions per Capita: Full Weight (~7.50 Points)
  • Fluorinated Greenhouse-Gas Emissions per Capita: Full Weight (~7.50 Points)

 

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