Earth Day: Top 10 ‘Greenest’ States

Earth Day calls to mind the importance of protecting the environment—but some states, according to a new analysis by WalletHub, are doing a better job at it than others.

The analysis took into account three factors: environmental quality, which encompasses aspects such as energy efficiency; eco-friendly behaviors, such as water consumption and solar panels; and climate change contributions, such as carbon dioxide emissions.

Based on those parameters, WalletHub ranked the following states greenest:

  1. Vermont

No. 1 for Environmental Quality
No. 2 for Eco-Friendly Behaviors
No. 9 for Climate Change Contributions

Vermont has the second-lowest municipal solid waste per capita and the third-highest air quality of the 50 states.

  1. Massachusetts

No. 4 for Environmental Quality
No. 12 for Eco-Friendly Behaviors
No. 6 for Climate Change Contributions

  1. Oregon

No. 9 for Environmental Quality
No. 1 for Eco-Friendly Behaviors
No. 24 for Climate Change Contributions

Oregon is tied with four other states for the highest percentage of energy consumption from renewable sources and has the fifth-highest amount of LEED-certified buildings per capita of the 50 states.

  1. Washington

No. 3 for Environmental Quality
No. 7 for Eco-Friendly Behaviors
No. 20 for Climate Change Contributions

Washington is tied with four other states for the highest percentage of energy consumption from renewable resources and has the second-highest water quality and the third-highest soil quality of the 50 states.

  1. Connecticut

No. 7 for Environmental Quality
No. 22 for Eco-Friendly Behaviors
No. 3 for Climate Change Contributions

Connecticut has the highest water quality of the 50 states.

  1. Maine

No. 11 for Environmental Quality
No. 6 for Eco-Friendly Behaviors
No. 10 for Climate Change Contributions

Maine is tied with four other states for the highest percentage of energy consumption from renewable resources and has the highest percentage of recycled solid municipal waste of the 50 states.

  1. Minnesota

No. 2 for Environmental Quality
No. 5 for Eco-Friendly Behaviors
No. 31 for Climate Change Contributions

Minnesota has the second-highest percentage of recycled solid municipal waste, the second-highest soil quality and the third-highest water quality of the 50 states.

  1. New York

No. 12 for Environmental Quality
No. 11 for Eco-Friendly Behaviors
No. 5 for Climate Change Contributions

New York has the lowest energy consumption per capita and the lowest gasoline consumption per capita of the 50 states.

  1. New Hampshire

No. 29 for Environmental Quality
No. 10 for Eco-Friendly Behaviors
No. 2 for Climate Change Contributions

New Hampshire has the fourth-highest amount of LEED-certified buildings per capita, the fourth-lowest municipal solid waste per capita and the fifth-highest percentage of recycled municipal solid waste of the 50 states.

  1. Rhode Island

No. 15 for Environmental Quality
No. 16 for Eco-Friendly Behaviors
No. 4 for Climate Change Contributions

Rhode Island has the second-lowest energy consumption per capita, the third-lowest gasoline consumption per capita and the fifth-lowest municipal solid waste per capita of the 50 states.

How does your state rank on the green scale? View the full list here.

Source: WalletHub

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Earth Day: Top 10 ‘Greenest’ States

Earth Day calls to mind the importance of protecting the environment—but some states, according to a new analysis by WalletHub, are doing a better job at it than others.

The analysis took into account three factors: environmental quality, which encompasses aspects such as energy efficiency; eco-friendly behaviors, such as water consumption and solar panels; and climate change contributions, such as carbon dioxide emissions.

Based on those parameters, WalletHub ranked the following states greenest:

  1. Vermont

No. 1 for Environmental Quality
No. 2 for Eco-Friendly Behaviors
No. 9 for Climate Change Contributions

Vermont has the second-lowest municipal solid waste per capita and the third-highest air quality of the 50 states.

  1. Massachusetts

No. 4 for Environmental Quality
No. 12 for Eco-Friendly Behaviors
No. 6 for Climate Change Contributions

  1. Oregon

No. 9 for Environmental Quality
No. 1 for Eco-Friendly Behaviors
No. 24 for Climate Change Contributions

Oregon is tied with four other states for the highest percentage of energy consumption from renewable sources and has the fifth-highest amount of LEED-certified buildings per capita of the 50 states.

  1. Washington

No. 3 for Environmental Quality
No. 7 for Eco-Friendly Behaviors
No. 20 for Climate Change Contributions

Washington is tied with four other states for the highest percentage of energy consumption from renewable resources and has the second-highest water quality and the third-highest soil quality of the 50 states.

  1. Connecticut

No. 7 for Environmental Quality
No. 22 for Eco-Friendly Behaviors
No. 3 for Climate Change Contributions

Connecticut has the highest water quality of the 50 states.

  1. Maine

No. 11 for Environmental Quality
No. 6 for Eco-Friendly Behaviors
No. 10 for Climate Change Contributions

Maine is tied with four other states for the highest percentage of energy consumption from renewable resources and has the highest percentage of recycled solid municipal waste of the 50 states.

  1. Minnesota

No. 2 for Environmental Quality
No. 5 for Eco-Friendly Behaviors
No. 31 for Climate Change Contributions

Minnesota has the second-highest percentage of recycled solid municipal waste, the second-highest soil quality and the third-highest water quality of the 50 states.

  1. New York

No. 12 for Environmental Quality
No. 11 for Eco-Friendly Behaviors
No. 5 for Climate Change Contributions

New York has the lowest energy consumption per capita and the lowest gasoline consumption per capita of the 50 states.

  1. New Hampshire

No. 29 for Environmental Quality
No. 10 for Eco-Friendly Behaviors
No. 2 for Climate Change Contributions

New Hampshire has the fourth-highest amount of LEED-certified buildings per capita, the fourth-lowest municipal solid waste per capita and the fifth-highest percentage of recycled municipal solid waste of the 50 states.

  1. Rhode Island

No. 15 for Environmental Quality
No. 16 for Eco-Friendly Behaviors
No. 4 for Climate Change Contributions

Rhode Island has the second-lowest energy consumption per capita, the third-lowest gasoline consumption per capita and the fifth-lowest municipal solid waste per capita of the 50 states.

How does your state rank on the green scale? View the full list here.

Source: WalletHub

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$425,000 :: 1930 W GUNN Road, Oakland Twp MI, 48306

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4 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
Home size: 2,295 sq ft
Lot Size: 99,752 sq ft
Added: 04/21/17, Last Updated: 04/21/17
Property Type: Residential
MLS Number: 217031228
Community: Oakland Twp
Tract: PAINT CREEK COURT
Status: Active

Magnificent home/retreat awaits you. After a long day at work, go for a walk on the Paint Creek Trail with access across from your driveway. Go kayaking or fly fishing on the nearby Paint Creek or go horseback riding with your horse waiting for you in your newer 40′ x 30′ barn. Sit on your deck with your favorite beverage and enjoy the views of your huge backyard. Irresistible features of the home include: hardwood floors, granite countertops, newer mechanicals, first floor laundry, IQ Air Perfect air filtration system, newer roof, newer well, hand pumped well, newer water softener, updated kitchen and bathrooms, space saving Closets by Design in all bedrooms, fresh neutral colored paint, heated garage workshop, finished walk out basement with fireplace, 1/2 bath and storage area.

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$995,500 :: 2483 CROWNHEDGE CRT, Rochester MI, 48306

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4 beds, 3 full, 2 part baths
Home size: 4,129 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 04/22/17, Last Updated: 04/22/17
Property Type: 2 Story, Residential
MLS Number: 21285781
Community: Oakland Twp (63101)
Status: Active

TO BE BUILT HOME. Designed by award winning Dominick Tringali and Built by Master Builder Frank Moceri. The Sherborne is one of Moceri’s newest plans. The first floor master suite is a sumptuous retreat with a beautifully detailed ceiling, huge walk in closets and a relaxing spa like bathroom. Three additional bedrooms with walk in closets are located on the second floor along with a dramatic loft that is an ideal spot for reading or conversation when guests visit. The family room has a stunning two story family room and there is a sunroom located off of the breakfast area. All of this located in the Award Winning Pinnacle Community in Oakland Township! PICTURES SHOWN ARE OPTIONAL DESIGNS THAT CAN BE DESIGNED INTO YOUR NEW HOME!!

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$424,500 :: 1983 INDEPENDENCE Drive, Rochester Hills MI, 48306

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4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
Home size: 3,072 sq ft
Lot Size: 15,681 sq ft
Added: 04/19/17, Last Updated: 04/21/17
Property Type: Residential
MLS Number: 217030185
Community: Rochester Hills
Tract: HAWTHORN HILLS NO 4
Status: Active

Stunning curb appeal with paver walkway leading to new front doors. Hdwd. fl. in kit., DR, powder rm. White crown molding throughout and neutral décor. Beautiful fam. rm. with recessed lighting, surround sound, updated carpet, wet bar w/granite counter & new mantle surrounded by window seats. Dining rm. leads to butler’s pantry w/granite counter. Updated kitchen with maple cabinetry, granite, double ovens, island. Updated powder rm. Ideal library for private office and natural lighting exposure. Updated middle bath with white cabinetry, Quartz counters and all new fixtures. Master suite with 2 walk-in closets, dressing area and updated bath. Fin. bsmt. with bar, recreation rm., bdrm. and full bath. Expansive paver patio and beautiful treed yard. Exterior painted (2015) and many more updates. Musson Elementary, Van Hoosen Middle & Adams High. Pristine, move-in condition and desirable location near schools, shopping and freeways.

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$995,500 :: 2483 CROWNHEDGE CRT, Rochester MI, 48306

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4 beds, 3 full, 2 part baths
Home size: 4,129 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 04/22/17, Last Updated: 04/22/17
Property Type: 2 Story, Residential
MLS Number: 21285781
Community: Oakland Twp (63101)
Status: Active

TO BE BUILT HOME. Designed by award winning Dominick Tringali and Built by Master Builder Frank Moceri. The Sherborne is one of Moceri’s newest plans. The first floor master suite is a sumptuous retreat with a beautifully detailed ceiling, huge walk in closets and a relaxing spa like bathroom. Three additional bedrooms with walk in closets are located on the second floor along with a dramatic loft that is an ideal spot for reading or conversation when guests visit. The family room has a stunning two story family room and there is a sunroom located off of the breakfast area. All of this located in the Award Winning Pinnacle Community in Oakland Township! PICTURES SHOWN ARE OPTIONAL DESIGNS THAT CAN BE DESIGNED INTO YOUR NEW HOME!!

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$1,400 :: 3589 Oakmonte Boulevard, Unit 56, Oakland Twp MI, 48306

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2 beds, 2 full baths
Home size: 1,344 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 04/21/17, Last Updated: 04/21/17
Property Type: Condo, Residential Rental
MLS Number: 217031154
Community: Oakland Twp
Tract: Oakmonte At Silvercreek Condo
Status: Active

ENJOY BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY OF CLUBHOUSE, POOL, TENNIS/BASKETBALL COURT AND WALKING TRAILS. GROUND FLOOR UNIT W/OPEN FLOOR PLAN. FIREPLACE, PATIO, MASTER BATH, NO STREET VIEWS. TWO SPACIOUS WALK IN CLOSET. COVERED PRIVATE ENTRY. CAREFREE PERGO FLOORING IN GREAT ROOM. NEWER PAINT THROUGHOUT. ALL NEWER APPLIANCES INCLUDED. LANDLORD PAYS ASSOCIATION FEE. ASSOCIATION TAKES CARE OF YARD MAINTENANCE AND SNOW REMOVAL. TENANTS PAY UTILITIES. MINUTES TO FREEWAYS (I-75 & M-59)/VILLAGER SHOPPING CENTER. GREAT FOR TRANSFEREE. NO SMOKER & PETS. 1.5 MO. SECURITY DEPOSIT, $250 NON-REFUND PREPARATION FEE. PROVIDE CREDIT REPORT, EMPLOYMENT LETTER. USE OUR APPLICATION.

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$360,000 :: 1970 DUNHAM, Rochester MI, 48306

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2 beds, 3 full baths
Home size: 1,931 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 03/01/17, Last Updated: 04/22/17
Property Type: Condo/Apt 1st Flr, Residential
MLS Number: 21266725
Community: Rochester (63152)
Tract: MAPLE RIDGE CREEK VILLAGE CONDO OCCPN 1137
Status: Sold

Located in the very desirable MAPLE RIDGE CREEK VILLAGE.This ranch condo has been meticulously maintained. Beautiful First Floor Master Suite has a shower,soaking tub and walk-in closet. Second bedroom could be used as a guest suite w/its own private full bathroom. There is a quite study, dining area and living room with fireplace on the main floor. Wide open eat-in kitchen with plenty of natural light. Enjoy a summer evening on the screened in porch. The finished basement w/full bathroom, private office,wet Bar, large Entertaining area and a second full kitchen makes it easy to have friends and family come to enjoy. Generous amount of of storage. Professionally Decorated in Neutral Tones, custom crown moldings, added electrical outlets. Newer washer and dryer. Wonderful walking trails in condo complex. close to Stony creek, downtown Rochester, parks, dinning and shopping. Immediate Occupancy!

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$739,000 :: 907 MAJESTIC Drive, Rochester Hills MI, 48306

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5 beds, 4 full, 2 part baths
Home size: 4,162 sq ft
Lot Size: 15,246 sq ft
Added: 04/21/17, Last Updated: 04/21/17
Property Type: Residential
MLS Number: 217031107
Community: Rochester Hills
Tract: CLEAR CREEK SUB NO 1
Status: Active

Stunning Colonial in Clear Creek! A spacious foyer leads to a bright 2-story Great room featuring a wall of windows overlooking the wooded backyard and a Fireplace flowing through to an island kitchen with granite counters, Breakfast bar and casual Dining area A doorwall opens to a raised cement patio with stairs leading to a private brick-paver patio. Additional rooms: a formal Dining room with Butler’s pantry, Sitting room and Library, each with 10 ft ceilings. A dual stairway leads to sitting area overlooking the Great room. The private Master Suite offers complete amenities including an x-large jetted tub, huge walk-in closet, spacious vanity area and more. Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a “Jack and Jill” Bath, 4th Bedroom has own full bath. The finished daylight basement features sound proof Media room, full Kitchen, Recreation area, Workout room, 5th Bedroom and full Bath. The 3 car side entry garage with finished floor has ample room for additional storage!

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$360,000 :: 1970 DUNHAM, Rochester MI, 48306

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2 beds, 3 full baths
Home size: 1,931 sq ft
Lot Size: 0 sq ft
Added: 03/01/17, Last Updated: 04/22/17
Property Type: Condo/Apt 1st Flr, Residential
MLS Number: 21266725
Community: Rochester (63152)
Tract: MAPLE RIDGE CREEK VILLAGE CONDO OCCPN 1137
Status: Sold

Located in the very desirable MAPLE RIDGE CREEK VILLAGE.This ranch condo has been meticulously maintained. Beautiful First Floor Master Suite has a shower,soaking tub and walk-in closet. Second bedroom could be used as a guest suite w/its own private full bathroom. There is a quite study, dining area and living room with fireplace on the main floor. Wide open eat-in kitchen with plenty of natural light. Enjoy a summer evening on the screened in porch. The finished basement w/full bathroom, private office,wet Bar, large Entertaining area and a second full kitchen makes it easy to have friends and family come to enjoy. Generous amount of of storage. Professionally Decorated in Neutral Tones, custom crown moldings, added electrical outlets. Newer washer and dryer. Wonderful walking trails in condo complex. close to Stony creek, downtown Rochester, parks, dinning and shopping. Immediate Occupancy!

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