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As Earth Day approaches and the United States grapples with $92.9 billion in damages from weather and climate disasters in 2023, WalletHub, a personal-finance website, has unveiled its report on the Greenest States of 2024. Maryland has secured the 4th position, moving up one spot from last year.

WalletHub conducted a comparison of the 50 states across 25 key metrics that reflect both the current state of the environment and residents’ eco-friendliness. The dataset encompasses factors such as the prevalence of environmentally-friendly buildings per capita and the proportion of energy consumption derived from renewable sources.

Here’s how Maryland fared in terms of its environmental sustainability, with rankings ranging from 1 (Greenest) to 25 (Average):

• Overall Rank: 4th

• Air Quality: 23rd

• Soil Quality: 20th

• Water Quality: 1st

• LEED-Certified Buildings per Capita: 2nd

• Energy Consumption per Capita: 9th

• Gasoline Consumption (in Gallons) per Capita: 16th

Source: The DMV Daily via @themocoshow

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