Tuesday, October 23, 2007

How Green is Your State?

Forbes has released their first-ever ranking of America's Greenest States. To derive their list, they "ranked each state in six equally weighted categories: carbon footprint, air quality, water quality, hazardous waste management, policy initiatives and energy consumption." Topping the list is Vermont and at the end of the list is West Virginia.

In the meantime, Wal-Mart is using its extensive database of customer purchases to track consumer purchasing habits of Compact florescent light bulbs (CFLs), organic milk, concentrated/reduced-packaging liquid laundry detergents, extended-life paper products, and organic baby food. They find that California leads purchases of CFLs and organic baby food, Rhode Island tops purchases of organic milk, Arkansas leads the way in adoption of concentrated laundry detergents, and New Jersey tops the list for extended-life paper products.

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