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Let’s go Nationals! Washington Nationals fans have something extra to cheer about this season.
The Nationals and WGL Energy are thrilled to launch an exciting program to further champion the environment and cleaner air for our community — for every run scored by a Nationals player at home during the 2023 regular season, WGL Energy has committed to planting a tree in the DMV.
That’s not all that’s on deck. For every customer that signs up for one of our clean energy offerings from Certified Natural Gas, Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) that support Wind Power projects, or Carbon Offsets — a tree will be planted on their behalf, too!
This joint initiative reflects the shared dedication to a sustainable future by both the Nationals and WGL Energy.
As a retail energy supplier that offers choice to energy consumers in the Mid-Atlantic, we applaud our partnership as an important step toward maintaining a focus on environmental stewardship. With more trees in the ground, our neighbors, friends and families enjoy the benefits of improving air quality, providing shade and cooling, protecting the local watershed and natural waterways, and enhancing the beauty of where we live, work and play.
The Nationals are a natural fit for us. Over the years, among many examples of the organization conserving energy and embracing combating climate change, Nationals Park is the first major professional stadium to achieve LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Not to mention implementing several initiatives to reduce energy and water usage, improve recycling and composting, and promote sustainable transportation.
WGL Energy also has a long history of environmental-friendly ambitions, including a more than 12-year partnership of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, with results: over 60,000 trees planted, hundreds of volunteer hours and more than $1.2 million donated to protect the Bay, a national treasure.
Clint Zediak, Vice President of Sales and Marketing remarked, “We are excited to go all in with the Nationals to get more trees in the ground. We recognize the importance of trees in our community and the lasting impacts they can have to enhance our neighborhoods, livelihoods, reduce air pollution, and more. We’re aligned in making the DC-area truly a greener place, and promise to ‘root’ loudly for lots of scores this season.”
Officially launched on Opening Day on March 30, the tree planting program is a fun, simple and meaningful addition to these efforts. What’s more, it empowers others outside of the Nationals organization (by signing up for special energy offerings) to get in the game as well!
The campaign will come to a close on the field at Nationals Park at the end of the regular season, where we’ll unveil our plans to add the number of trees-matching-runs-scored to local area watershed locations at organized planting events, with specific details to be shared later.
Join us in taking our passion for a cleaner air tomorrow to the next level, creating many benefits across the DC-area, all while backing our beloved Nationals team!
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