The Pennsylvania Carbon Reduction Fund

At a Jenkintown Creek riparian buffer planting, organized by the TTF Watershed Partnership in October 2014, PEC EVP, Patrick Starr receives checks from Sterling Planet and WGL Energy Services for the PA Carbon Fund. He is joined by Carbon Fund grant recipients (from left to right) Madeleine Dean, (state rep~153rd legislative district), Rosanne Mistretta (AFS), Julie Slavet, ED, Alicia LaRoche, Sr. Specialist-Green Products, WGL Energy Services, and Abington Commissioner Lawrence F. Jones.

The PA Carbon Reduction Fund, supported by WGL Energy Services and Sterling Planet, provides mini-grants for carbon tree planting as carbon offsets generated by consumer choice.

The PA Carbon Reduction Fund is an initiative managed by PEC in partnership with WGL Energy Services and Sterling Planet. Consumers who choose WGL’s 100% carbon offset natural gas product, generate funds that we are able to direct towards tree planting projects within the WGL’s service area (suburban Philadelphia).

EC Carbon Reduction Fund photo-Patrick

The Jenkintown Creek Restoration Project was made possible through PEC and its numerous partners.

Multiple tree planting projects have been funded, including two riparian tree planting projects in 2014, while both the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership and the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association were granted funds. Hundreds of trees were planted by volunteers on a first order tributary of the Jenkintown Creek and at the Four Mills Preserve on the main stem of the Wissahickon Creek.

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