MACo's Platinum Corporate Partner
, continues their partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
WGL Energy and Sterling Planet have partnered with CBF since 2010, to contribute more than $500,000 to the CBF-directed Carbon Reduction Fund, and to assist in the planting of more than 10,000 trees throughout Maryland.
"Offering WGL CleanSteps® Carbon Offsets to our residential, small commercial, and large commercial customers makes it possible to hold these tree planting events, which help make our air cleaner and our waterways healthier." said Harry Warren, President, WGL Energy.
WGL CleanSteps® Carbon Offset product provides customers the ability to reduce their carbon footprint. All WGL standard natural gas supply contracts in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia include a baseline five percent match of carbon offsets to natural gas usage for residential customers and a three-and-a-half percent match for small commercial customers. All customers have the option of increasing the percentage of their natural gas usage that is matched with carbon offsets. A portion of all offset purchases supports the Carbon Reduction Fund, which is used to develop projects such as tree plantings throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed region.