Most Eco-Friendly States This Earth Day

Fact Checked by Michael Peters

With global sustainability becoming an increasingly key topic, there’s never been a more important time to take care of the planet we call home.

In Kansas, that message appears to be taking root, as the Sunflower State is among the national leaders when it comes to solar installations per capita and collective search interest in regard to Earth Day related subjects. The ecofriendly holiday is April 22. took a break from Kansas sports betting topics and used data from Google Trends between Feb. 29 and March 7 to see which states were searching for “Earth Day,” and “Sustainability.” Then, we used information from SolarPower.Guide to inform what the solar installations per capita are in the states found searching the above terms. We created a system based on the average search interest scores and the solar installations per capita to create an overall ranking of the most sustainable states.

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Most Sustainable States

RankStateSolar Installations per CapitaAvg. Search Interest Score
T1Rhode Island718.98100
3New Mexico1,253.8966

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Kansas Among Most Interested States in Earth Day

It would appear Kansans have a collective interest in Earth Day and sustainability in general, with an average search interest score of 64 relating to searches for “Earth Day” and “Sustainability,” while the state’s 31.95 solar installations per capita rank ninth out of the top 10 states, ahead of Mississippi.

Overall, the state, which features a robust Kansas betting apps market, ranked in a tie with Pennsylvania for seventh when it came to interest in Earth Day. Hawaii and Rhode Island were the national leaders, with the Rainbow State having 6,403.31 solar installations per capita (to Rhode Island’s 718.98) but a much lower search interest score.

Other states that finished ahead of Kansas were New Mexico (1,253.89 solar installations per capita and 66 search interest), Wisconsin (122.33 solar installations per capita and 70 search interest) and Texas (312.51 solar installations per capita and 63 search interest).


Christopher Boan is a lead writer at specializing in covering state issues. He covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years.

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