Overall Rank: 3
|Corporate Ratings -> State -> Washington|
Population: 6.72 Million
Greenopia Environment Achievement:
Washington has better than average air and water quality according to data from the EPA and American Lung Association. Washington has a very good recycling rate at around 45%. Washington also has a large number of green businesses and LEED buildings (ones that are both registered and certified), even when you scale them to its population. It is also one of the greener states in terms of its per capita emissions, energy consumption, and water consumption. Lastly, Washington is one of the top states in renewable energy sourcing.
The only negative thing is that we would like to see Washington utilize more renewable energy other than hydroelectric which make up the vast majority of its grid mix. But, to be fair, Washington is the only state that performs at least at an average level in each of our criteria even if its overall score is a bit lower than a few other states.