INDIANA — A recent study by WalletHub has ranked Indiana number 38 among the 50 states when it comes to being green.
WalletHub measured the states across three general categories, including environmental quality, eco-friendly behaviors and climate change contributions. These were divided into subcategories, including air, water and soil quality; number of LEED-certified buildings per capita, percentage of energy consumption that comes from renewable sources, energy consumption per capita, gasoline consumption, recycled municipal solid waste and total municipal solid waste per capita.
WalletHub researchers then ranked each of the states according to the following point system: 35 total points possible for environmental quality, 35 for eco-friendly behaviors and 30 for climate change contributions for a total of 100 points possible.
In all, Indiana scored 51.65, coming in at 31st for environmental quality, 48th for eco-friendliness and 35th for climate change contribution. Coming in first overall was Vermont, with a score of 78.67. Ranking at number 50 overall was Wyoming, with a score of 37.35.
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