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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

NY one of the top greenest states, according to

Which state is the greenest? New York is in the top three, according to a new report byt green directory, which explored that question through an extensive analysis of data including water quality, recycling rate and eco-friendly and energy efficient buildings.  New York ranked third in the country for its low water consumption per capita compared to other states, and large number of green businesses, some 3,000, according to Greenopia.

This was a tremendous undertaking because of the variety of ways a State can be evaluated environmentally,” said Gay Browne, Founder of Greenopia. “Not only are there many criteria that must be considered, but it is important to make sure that the data between states was collected using the same set of assumptions.”

Greenopia used a comprehensive set of criteria to determine the state ratings and rankings. Data was utilized from several government sources and NGOs such as the EPA, EIA, USGS, American Lung Association, LEED, and from individual state government pages. The criteria used to evaluate each state included its air quality, water quality, recycling rate, number of LEED buildings, number of green businesses, per capita water consumption, per capita energy consumption, per capita emissions, renewable energy generation, and how progressive its state legislature has been in adopting green measures.

Greenopia is an online directory for green, sustainable services and products.  For more info: