Defining Green: Idaho!

Hey all!

Time to go northward again! This time to the great state of Idaho! Like always, we’ll start out with a couple of interesting facts!

  1. Idaho has a state horse, which is the Appaloosa.Stones
  2. Idaho’s state flower is the Syringa
  3. The state tree is the Western White Pine
  4. And of course, we have to have its nickname: The Gem State

Idaho obtained this nickname due to its abundance of natural resources!

If you ever have the chance to go to Idaho, visit the largest man-tamed Geyser! It is regulated so that it erupts approximately every hour!

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That definitely would be enjoyable to see! But for now, let’s go see how Idaho ranks among the other states! Once again, these are derived from CNN!

  • Mass Transit: 41
  • Renewables: 20
  • Recycling: 38
  • Water Quality: 22
  • Air Quality: 14
  • Gas Consumption: 18
  • Carbon Dioxide Emissions: 6
  • Overall: 17

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)

References:

http://www.rv-travel-with-kids.com/lost-treasure-in-idaho.html

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/8509

How green is your state?

http://www.funmag.org/pictures-mag/nature/beautiful-green-nature-28-photos/

Stay Environmental Friendly,

See you in a week!

Jacob

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