As the Earth heats up, at least we can say a general interest in environmental issues has as well. But can we actually measure how much people care about the planet? According to an intriguing new study, what we plug into search engines says a lot about which issues matter most to us. Save On Energy decided to shed light on this data by analyzing Google Trends across the United States and revealing which states care most about the environment. Did your state make the cut?
According to their findings, California is king when it comes to concern for our planet, and many other states are following their lead. Georgia is a hot spot for interest in electric cars — this state also has the highest growth rate of electric car ownership in the United States. Even more states are learning how to compost across the country, spanning from Washington all the way to North Carolina. And did you know that Texas is the most interested in learning how to save energy overall? Read on to find out where your state ranks.
About the author
Jennifer Schwab is an expert in sustainability education specifically best practices in water management. She is also a noted columnist on Huffington Post whose “My Inner Green” articles on all things sustainable are widely followed by influentials in the U.S., Europe and the Mideast.