New Study Says Louisiana Is 2018’s 2nd Least Green State


NEW ORLEANS — A new study from WalletHub compared each of the 50 states on 23 key metrics regarding eco-friendliness. Louisiana was found the be the 2nd least green state in the nation, following closely behind the least green state of West Virginia. 

The study contains sub-categories such as highest and lowest air, water, and soil quality; percent of renewable energy consumption, energy consumption per capita; LEED-Certified buildings per capita; gasoline consumption per capita; and percent of recycled municipal solid waste.

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Louisiana received an overall score of 26.03, with 25.08 being the worst (West Virginia) and 75.48 being the best (Vermont). Louisiana received a score of 49 in all three main categories: environmental quality, eco-friendly behaviors, and climate-change contributions.

Read the complete study here.

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