hold these tree-planting events, which help make
our air cleaner and our waterways healthier.”
“Sterling Planet’s mission is to improve lives
today, while working to sustain the Earth for
future generations. And this partnership offers an
opportunity to do just that. We are pleased to
work with Washington Gas Energy Services
and CBF to reduce carbon impacts in
the area, support new carbon-reducing projects,
and help protect the Bay,” said Mel Jones,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Sterling
Planet, which supplies carbon offsets to
Washington Gas Energy Services.
In Union Bridge, Maryland, more than 1,000 young trees that were planted to commemorate Earth Day last spring are taking hold, sprouting leaves, growing roots, and helping to clean local rivers and streams. And to celebrate
Earth Day this year, volunteers gathered to plant hundreds more across the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Since 2010, Washington Gas Energy Services and Sterling Planet have contributed more than $500,000 to the CBF-directed
Carbon Reduction Fund. The groups have also helped plant more than 10,000 trees in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Talbot,
Frederick, and Carroll Counties in Maryland.
In all, thousands of trees have been planted as part
of a unique partnership between CBF, Washington
Gas Energy Services, and Sterling Planet.
“We all have a role to play in saving the
Chesapeake Bay, and Washington Gas Energy
Services is proud of this innovative partnership
with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and
Sterling Planet that enables our customers to
improve the environment in their region,” said
Harry Warren, President of Washington Gas
Energy Services. “Offering CleanSteps® Carbon
Offsets to our residential, small commercial, and
large commercial customers makes it possible to