WalletHub Ranks Maryland As 2021’s 4th Greenest State

Maryland was ranked as the 4th most environmentally friendly state in a WalletHub report, “2021’s Greenest States,” released Wednesday in honor of the upcoming Earth Day.

WalletHub determined the greenest states across the nation based on comparisons across three key dimensions: “Environmental Quality,” “Eco-Friendly Behaviors” and “Climate-Change Contributions.” Maryland ranked 7th, 5th, and 8th in those respective categories.

Maryland topped the charts in overall environmental friendliness right behind Massachusetts (#3), New York (#2) and Vermont (#1). Virginia ranked 19th.

WalletHub also reported the following rankings on the “greenness” of Maryland:

  • 1st — Water Quality
  • 2nd — LEED-Certified Buildings per Capita
  • 10th — Energy Consumption per Capita
  • 18th — Soil Quality
  • 21st — Gasoline Consumption (in Gallons) per Capita
  • 22nd — Air Quality
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About Abby Espiritu

Abby Espiritu was an intern at Montgomery Community Media in the spring of 2021.


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