Friday, April 22 is Earth Day and while travelers clearly have sustainability on their minds in 2022 some U.S. states are faring better and putting more work in than others when it comes to being green. Personal finance website WalletHub recently compared each of the 50 states across 25 key metrics of environmental friendliness, including air, water and soil quality as well as energy and gasoline consumption per capita. The factors were grouped into three different broader categories, including environmental quality (35 points), eco-friendly behaviors (35 points) and climate change contributions (30 points). WalletHub scores ranged from 20.65 (50th-ranked West Virginia) to 79.77 for the greenest state in America. Here’s a look at the top 10 most environmentally friendly states in the country in 2022.
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