Infographic: America’s Report Card
About This Infographic
This infographic represents the results of a very informal poll we took of One Block Off the Grid members, both via email and social media. We got 293 responses, with an average of between five and six responses per state. To calculate the grades, we used a really basic method of assigning a number to each letter grade (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0). Because the cut off for each grade was x.0, grades did skew somewhat downward. That’s why Minnesota ended up as a C: 3+3+2+3+3+3=17/6= 2.83.
If you’d like to take the poll yourself, please do! If we get a significant number of new responses, we’ll update the infographic with new grades. We may also use plus and minus grades next time around, to reflect the nuances of the state grades a little more.
As an election related footnote, we got 7 responses from Illinoisians and 8 responses from Texans.
What’s One Block Off the Grid?
One Block Off the Grid organizes group deals on solar energy. Since 2008, One Block Off the Grid has run hundreds of group deals in over 40 U.S. states and helped thousands of homeowners go solar. We’ve been featured in dozens of publications and programs including The New York Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, USA Today, Marketplace, Wired, and GOOD Magazine. In 2010, One Block Off the Grid sponsored the first-ever solar deal on Groupon.com and received a Heart of Green Award for “Best New Innovation.” Want to find out if there’s a group deal on solar in your area? Sign up for One Block Off the Grid (it’s free). Not ready to go solar, but want to help take solar mainstream? Tell your friends about One Block Off the Grid.
By Dave Llorens