Defining Green: Arkansas

Hey all, its been a while! It’s time to continue this series as the semester begins! Let’s head to Arkansas.

Before we get to statistics, we can chat about the exciting attractions that Arkansas has to offer. To maintain our environmental friendly streak, take a visit to at least one of the parks that Arkansas has to offer! Some of those include: Mount Nebo State Park, Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mammoth Spring State park, and Lake Fort Smith State Park. Not only can you see various landscapes, but each park has a variety of activities to partake in too!

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Also, Arkansas is known as “The Natural State.” Now the Statistics will be shown below (derived from CNN).

  • Air Quality: 9
  • Mass Transit: 22
  • Gas: 10
  • Renewables: 11
  • Carbon Dioxide Emissions: 31
  • Recycling: 31
  • Water Quality: 21

Overall, Arkansas is ranked at 16, which lives up to its nickname in my opinion! Explore around if you ever have the chance to visit! Arkansas is full of vibrant life and the landscapes are astonishing!

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.exploretheozarksonline.com/activities/parksnature/stateparks/arkansas/mtnebo/index.html

http://www.capturearkansas.com/galleries/89?page=2

How green is your state?

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Stay Environmentally Friendly,

~ Jacob

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