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Greenest States: California Ranks 9th Nationally

Earth Day is just around the corner on April 22, and many economies around the U.S. are still recovering from the past year’s devastating hurricane season. Set against that backdrop, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report, “2018’s Greenest States.”

California was ranked No. 9 on the overall list. The top five states included Vermont (No.1), Oregon (2), Massachusetts (3), New York (4) and South Dakota (5). California scored high on Eco-friendly behaviors (3) and Climate Change Contributions (4), but lagged on Environmental Quality (43).

In order to showcase the states doing right by Mother Earth, WalletHub compared the 50 states in terms of 23 key metrics that speak to the current health of the environment and residents’ environmental-friendliness. The data set ranges from total municipal solid waste per capita, to energy-efficiency score, to carbon-dioxide emissions per capita.

Greenness of California (1=Greenest, 25=Avg.):
22nd – Water Quality
3rd – % of Recycled Municipal Solid Waste
13th – LEED-Certified Buildings per Capita
18th – % of Renewable Energy Consumption
3rd – Energy Consumption per Capita


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About Dennis Kaiser

Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.

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