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GreatNorthWoods

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NH named "Top 10 Greenest"
« on: October 21, 2010, 12:40:48 pm »

What is your take on this....New Hampshire is now ranked "top ten" on Greenopia’s 2010 Greenest States List. 
Is this a good thing in your mind or does it have a downside?

http://TheBalsams.com/blog/?p=2571&source=blog_promo
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freedomroad

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Re: NH named "Top 10 Greenest"
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2010, 01:00:14 pm »

It doesn't mean much.  The rating is a combination of good, bad and neutral things.  Maybe a few extra tourist will spending money in NH.  That will be good for the economy.
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creaganlios

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Re: NH named "Top 10 Greenest"
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2010, 01:13:55 pm »

"...Greenopia evaluated all 50 states based on a comprehensive set of criteria including air quality, water quality, recycling rate, number of LEED buildings, number of green businesses, per capita water consumption, per capita energy consumption, per capita emissions, renewable energy generation, and how progressive its state legislature has been in adopting green measures..."

I consider this to be a big plus.  When one considers our high recycling rate in spite of not having a bottle deposit, this speaks highly of voluntary civic responsibility.  Clean air and water are not 'liberal' ideas, they are human ideas and fit quite well within a libertarian structure that prohibits the trespass by polluters on others' property. And the number of renewable enrgy businesses is a testament to the relative lack of regulation here, as well as to a market that is CHOOSING to be both green and frugal at the same time.
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GreatNorthWoods

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Re: NH named "Top 10 Greenest"
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2010, 12:27:58 pm »

Well I guess that brings up the question whether a high recycling rate is automatically good or bad; supposedly a lot of recycling methods in use are not effective:

http://www.ecoworld.com/animals/recycling-myths-smothered-in-garabage-vs-more-landfill-capacity-than-ever.html

On the other hand some recycling does work and you have a point Thom. NH has a much higher level of volunteerism overall than most states.
 
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