Ark-La-Tex Needs More Color to ‘Go Green’ this Earth Day
This weekend we celebrate taking care of out planet. Unfortunately, the Ark-La-Tex has some serious work to do compared to the rest of the country.
This Sunday is Earth Day 2018. It's a day in which we celebrate our home, but also roll up our sleeves and get to work taking care of it. After all, this place takes care of us 365 days a year. You'll see plenty of opportunities around the area to help out.
Recently, WalletHub put some states' feet to the fire by publishing a list of the Greenest States in 2018.
Obviously if you're not one of the greenest states out there, then you probably should be doing more. And by "you", I mean "us" because all three states in the Ark-La-Tex landed in the bottom 10. This is not a good look for us.
WalletHub looked at areas like LEED-certified buildings per Capita, energy consumption, and renewable sources, among others. Our area brought in some of the worst numbers in those categories along with water quality, solid waste, and the recycling of the solid waste.
Here are the Greenest States:
4. New York
5. South Dakota
8. New Hampshire
10. Rhode Island
Here are the Least Green States:
47. North Dakota
50. West Virginia