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WalletHub: Rhode Island is 10th ‘Most Environmentally Friendly State’


With Earth Day around the corner and many local economies still recovering from the past year’s devastating hurricane season, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Greenest States.

In order to showcase the states doing right by Mother Earth, WalletHub compared the 50 states in terms of 23 key metrics that speak to the current health of the environment and residents’ environmental-friendliness. The data set ranges from total municipal solid waste per capita to energy-efficiency score to carbon-dioxide emissions per capita.

Greenness of Rhode Island (1=Greenest, 25=Avg.):
  • 20th – Air Quality
  • 11th – Water Quality
  • 2nd – Energy Consumption per Capita
  • 3rd – Gasoline Consumption (in Gallons) per Capita
  • 1st – Nitrous-Oxide Emissions per Capita

 

WalletHub ranked Vermont as the Most Environmentally Friendly State and West Virginia as the Least Environmentally Friendly State.

 

Source: WalletHub

For the full report, visit:https://wallethub.com/edu/greenest-states/11987/

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