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In the push to be 'green,' how green are we?

(Source: WalletHub) (Source: WalletHub)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

With Earth Day around the corner, the personal-finance website WalletHub has come out with a report on 2017’s Greenest States.

WalletHub compared the 50 states in terms of 20 key metrics targeting the current health of the environment and the environmental impact of residents’ daily habits. 

The top five Greenest States are: Vermont, Massachusetts, Oregon, Washington, and Connecticut.

Georgia finds itself about the middle of the pack among the 50 states. We are 37th in Environmental Quality, 34th in Eco-Friendly Behaviors, and 16th  for Climate-Change Contributions.

Missouri has the lowest total municipal solid waste per capita, 0.82 tons. Hawaii, where everything must be imported, was the highest, at 2.76 tons. 

Maine does the best with recycled municipal solid waste, at 48 percent. Louisiana, is lowest, at 1 percent.

CLICK HERE to see the full rankings.

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