California Ranks Top 10 in the US for Greenest States

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As the world, and especially the United States, are seeing more devistating natural disasters each year, it's important to do our part in keeping mother nature happy. A big help to that is being as green as we can, and the folks at Wallethub have compared each of the 50 states on 27 key metrics. Their data ranges from LEED-certified buildings per capita to share of energy consumption from renewable resources to come up with the most, and least, greenest states in the United States.

We can be happy Californians, knowing we're doing our part to preserve the planet, ranking #2 in the country with our eco-friendly behaviors, and #4 overall in climate change contributions! Here's who made the top 10 list overall:

Source: WalletHub

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

It seems the upper east coast dominates the entire U.S. and a big congrats goes out to those states putting a big focus on the future of this planet. Kentucky, West Virginia and Louisiana on the other hand...hit the bottom of the barrel in all categories. It's really too bad, as those states are beautiful to visit!

Want to see the full report and a much bigger breakdown of this data in all the United States? Check out Wallethub's article on "2019's Greenest States"!

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