The Most Eco-Friendly States

Greenest States Before Earth Day 2022

Earth Day is April 22nd, and while tourists are certainly thinking about sustainability in 2022, some states are doing better and working harder than others.


Maine is tied with three other states for the greatest percentage of renewable energy consumption, according to WalletHub. Overall, New Hampshire ranks fifth in eco-friendliness.

South Dakota

 South Dakota is a great example of a green state in the Great Plains. South Dakota, like Maine, has the greatest renewable energy consumption percentage.


Connecticut, with the fifth-lowest energy use per capita, leads the nation in climate change contributions. Carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide.


Minnesota has the best soil quality of any state and ranks fourth in environmental quality, which includes air, water, and energy efficiency.


With the worst air quality in the country, California ranks third in eco-friendly habits and sixth in climate change contributions. 


Maryland is one of only two Mid-Atlantic states to rank in the top 10 in all three categories studied by WalletHub. Maryland has the best water quality in the country.

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