Defining Green: Montana

Hey all,

I think that we should head a little eastward into the alluring state of Montana! Montana’s nickname is known as the treasure state due to the rich mineral reserves. Another interesting fact that led to Montana’s nickname was the abundance of gold and silver obtained from mining in Montana. url

There are a couple of interesting places to visit in Montana, even though it is vastly composed of vegetation, mountains, and mining reserves. Glacier National Park is found in this captivating state. The park consists of an abundance of wildlife and landscapes that will leave you breathless.

Before we wrap this one up, we have to have the statistics! Again, derived from CNN!

  • Mass Transit: 27
  • Renewables: 24imgres
  • Recycling: 26
  • Water Quality: 26
  • Air Quality: 21
  • Gas Consumption: 39
  • Carbon Dioxide Emissions: 10
  • Overall: 19

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)


How green is your state?

Stay Environmentally Friendly,


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