This means that we have donated carbon offsets to counterbalance the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from this event – such as energy use, hotel stays and food waste.
Carbon Offsets from WGL Energy Services, Inc. (WGL Energy) are Green-e® Climate certified and derived from third-party verified carbon reduction projects in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Our supply of carbon offsets comes from carbon-reduction projects in the waste management sector, such as the capture and destruction of methane from regional landfills.
WGL Energy is also investing a portion of the proceeds from carbon offset purchases into the Carbon Reduction Fund, which is managed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. The funds are used to develop new greenhouse gas-reducing projects, and to improve air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay region.
Our partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has supported numerous projects including the reduction of fertilizer use through improved farming techniques, community restoration projects and the planting of tens of thousands of trees across the watershed.
WGL Energy is your source for clean, sustainable solutions.
For more on what it means to green an event or how you can reduce your organization’s carbon footprint, check out the carbon offsets page for government, commercial and industrial customers on our website or view the video:
Energy Insights Related Articles
Click on the link below to view more articles from our Energy Insights library. Providing you with Energy Answers is one more way we make energy surprisingly easy.