Apr 20, 2015 6:02 PM

Study says NH ranks as 7th most eco-friendly state


Earth Day is coming Wednesday, April 22. So, how eco-friendly is New Hampshire? According to a study by WalletHub, the Granite State ranks the seventh-best state in the nation. The study compares each state in terms of 14 key metrics measuring eco-friendliness. Vermont took first place. In fact, all of the New England states, except Maine, placed in the Top 10. Maine took 12th place.

The worst states were Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Texas and Louisiana. Here is how New Hampshire ranked in some key areas:

11th - Air Quality

20th - Soil Quality

27th - Water Quality

5th - Municipal Solid Waste Recycled

5th - Green Buildings per Capita

10th - Renewable Sources Energy Consumption

21st - Energy Efficiency Scorecard Source: WalletHub



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