The following are excerpts from an August 14 press release by WGL Energy. The release highlights WGL Energy’s role in working towards a more sustainable future for our community. Click here to view the full release.
WGL Energy Services, Inc. (WGL Energy), a WGL entity, and air quality organization Clean Air Partners collaborated to educate area concert-goers about ways they can help improve air quality through the use of clean, reliable and renewable energy solutions. To counterbalance estimated greenhouse gas emissions from the concert itself, WGL Energy provided carbon offset donations.
“WGL Energy is committed to working towards a
more sustainable future for our community.”
Concert headliners Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire brought together an audience of nearly 14,000 attendees at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia. WGL Energy donated more than 155 carbon offsets to the event, which effectively offset the emissions produced by concert transportation, hotel accommodations, energy-use, and land-filled waste. The carbon offsets are equivalent to:
• Avoiding the consumption of approximately 17,500 gallons of gasoline or
• Planting more than 4,000 seedlings, and their growth for a decade.
“WGL Energy is committed to working towards a more sustainable future for our community,” stated Alicia LaRoche, Manager of Green Products for WGL Energy. “This concert is a great opportunity to offset the emissions created by an event of this magnitude, and we look forward to future chances to partner with the Clean Air Partners and Jiffy Lube Live.”
The carbon offsets provided by WGL Energy are Green-e® Climate certified and sourced from third-party verified carbon-reduction projects in the waste management sector within the Chesapeake Bay region. A portion of the proceeds from all carbon offsets purchased supports the Carbon Reduction Fund, which is managed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and goes toward new projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also helping to improve air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay region. Since 2010, the Carbon Reduction Fund has supported numerous projects, including the planting of more than 13,000 trees in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
To learn more about the Clean Air Partners and the Clean Air Deeds Concert, visit www.cleanairpartners.net. To learn more about WGL Energy and its carbon offsets program, go to www.wglenergy.com/offsets.