Defining Green: Arizona!

Hey all!

Today I decided to head southward to Arizona! To start, Arizona’s nickname is The Grand Canyon State, which is one of the state’s most prominent features!  If you’re ever traveling and have some spare time, definitely try to see this beautiful landscape. 26-jpg

Statistics and Definitions derived from CNN!

Arizona’s Statistics:

  • Mass Transit: 28
  • Renewables: 29
  • Recycling: 32
  • Water Quality: 2
  • Air Quality: 13
  • Gas Consumption: 5
  • Carbon Dioxide Emissions: 30
  • Overall: 23

Definitions via CNN:

Mass Transit: “Residents per method of mass transit”

Renewable Energy: “Renewable Energy in billions of BTUs”

Recycling: “Percentage of waste recycled”

Water Quality: “Percentage of surface waters with impaired or threatened uses”

Air Quality: “Pounds of carcinogens released to air”

Gasoline Consumption: “Per capita gasoline use in gallons” (Note: Lower number means less gasoline used, higher number means more gas consumed)

Carbon Dioxide Emissions: “Annual Carbon Dioxide Emissions in metric tons” (Note: Lower number means less carbon dioxide emissions, higher number means more carbon dioxide emissions)

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Salt Lake Canyon

To further tie Arizona into the environmental aspect, “Petrified Wood” is the official state fossil. Additionally, the most abundant ore in Arizona is copper. Sometimes residents of Arizona will refer to their state as the “Copper State” rather than the Grand Canyon State.

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Sedona Oak Creek Canyon

In addition to the Grand Canyon, there are many other landscapes in Arizona that are just as breathtaking and beautiful. Some of them are: Havasu Canyon, Salt River Canyon, and Sedona Oak Creek Canyon.

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Havasu Canyon

References:

http://www.boomsbeat.com/articles/31/20140109/37-amazing-photos-that-capture-the-beauty-of-the-grand-canyon.htm

How green is your state?

http://www.ejphoto.com/salt_river_canyon_page.htm

http://briarpatchinn.com/blog/tag/sedona/

https://robertfinkelstein.wordpress.com/quotes-and-images/navajo-falls-havasu-canyon-arizona/

Stay Environmentally Friendly,

Jacob

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