Forbes Home issues report on climate crisis

According to a statement from Forbes Home, the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly apparent, with extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and disruptions to ecosystems. As addressing the climate crisis through sustainable practices becomes more and more prevalent, Forbes Home analyzed all 50 states on their current sustainable initiatives and outputs and ranked them from best to worst.

Forbes Home found that California is the fourth most sustainable state in the U.S.

See their full report, including the methodology and infographics, here: Sustainability Index by State

Highlights from the report 

  • California has installed 38,145 megawatts of solar, the most out of any state in the country.
  • Massachusetts is the most sustainable state with 19.4 percent of their overall energy run by solar and a relatively low water use per capita of 200.57 gallons per day.
  • North Dakota is the least sustainable state with nearly nonexistent solar infrastructure (2 MW’s currently installed) and sky high energy use at 904.9 million BTU’s a year.
  • Vermont uses the least amount of water in the country.
  • Wyoming uses the least energy in the country.

The Climate Group and the Carbon Disclosure Project have organized more than 280 of the world’s largest companies to pledge to power their operations using 100 percent renewable electricity by 2050.