#MACoCon Carbon Footprint Reduced, Thanks to WGL Energy!

MACo’s 2017 Summer Conference will be held at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland August 16-19 – thanks to WGL Energy, our carbon footprint has been reduced!

WGL Energy Services (WGL Energy) is greening this year’s conference, which means that they have donated carbon offsets to counterbalance the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from this event – such as energy use, hotel stays, food and other waste.

Carbon Offsets from WGL Energy are Green-e® Climate certified and derived from third-party verified carbon reduction projects in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Their 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 improve air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay region.

Their 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 how you can reduce your organization’s carbon footprint, visit the carbon offsets page for government, commercial and industrial customers on their website or stop by Booth 700 and 701 in the exhibit hall on August 17 and 18.

Thank you, WGL Energy, for greening MACo’s Summer Conference and for sponsoring our tote bags!

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