Earth Day may be less than a week away, but being environmentally friendly is a year-round job. A recent study conducted by WalletHub highlighted the greenest states in the country, comparing all the states across 23 metrics.
According to WalletHub, the state of New York came in as the fourth greenest state in the country.
New York also came in on top as the state with the lowest energy consumption per capita.
Maybe it’s due to the state’s public transportation system, or maybe it’s because residents are taking it upon themselves to seek alternative, greener modes of transportation. Whatever the case may be, New York also leads all other states when it comes to having the lowest gasoline consumption in gallons per capita.
Connecticut came in close behind New York, ranking as the seventh overall greenest state in the country.
When you think of green some may even think of New Jersey, after all it is dubbed the Garden State. However, New York’s neighbor didn’t even crack the top 10.
WalletHub named New Jersey as the 13th overall greenest state in the country.
New Jersey also ranked among the states with the lowest percentage of renewable energy consumption.
The study also found that blue states are more eco-friendly than red states.
WalletHub determined that Vermont is the greenest state in the country.
The least environmentally friendly state?
According to the report, West Virginia does a dismal job in comparison to all the other states. Because of this, it ranked as the least green state in the country.