Atlanta: what role can the city play to improve the state’s green status?

Do you consider Georgia a green state? According to the financial website Wallethub, Georgia has some work to do. Last year, in order to “highlight the greenest states and call out those doing a poor job of caring for the environment,” Wallethub analyzed all 50 states across three key dimensions: environmental quality, eco-friendly behaviors and climate change contributions.

Those three dimensions were evaluated using 27 relevant metrics, including air quality, green buildings, daily water consumption, methane emissions and more. Each state’s scores were added up, with 100 points possible.

At the top of the chart was Vermont, with a score of 76.35. Rounding out the top five were New York, 75.49; Oregon, 75.24; Connecticut, 73.89; and Minnesota, 73.13.

Georgia finished No. 30, with a score of 53.89. Georgia ranked No. 20 for environmental quality, No. 41 for eco-friendly behaviors and No. 26 for climate change contributions.

As we start a new year and decade, CSE released its list of hottest trends on corporate sustainability for 2020 and beyond and many of these trends are related to the environment.

How can the state of Georgia improve their “green” ranking?

Do you represent or are directly or indirectly linked to environmental opportunities and/or challenges in Georgia? What solutions do you adopt? What actions to do implement? And what role can you play to ensure the sustainability of the state and all its stakeholders? Join CSE in Atlanta in a few weeks for sustainability discussions.

CSE’s Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Program, Advanced Edition 2020, takes over Atlanta March 9-10, 2020 to help sustainability professionals rise to any occasion. This challenging two-day training offered by Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) aims to give you all the latest tools and resources required to implement or upscale existing sustainability initiatives taking place in your organization.

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