Each month in 2013 you will have the opportunity to support a specific project through the purchase of carbon offsets. This month we are excited to feature Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority (GLRA) located in Lebanon, PA.
Why GLRA is a great project:
- Overall commitment to the environment. In addition to their landfill gas to energy project they have also installed a natural aquatic life treatment system to filter lechate from the landfill, thus creating a biodiverse habitat for local wildlife while discharging clean water from the system.
- Overall commitment to promoting renewable energy: The landfill has built a Renewable Energy Education Facility to fulfill their primary goal of promoting sustainable energy sources and fostering environmental education and stewardship.
- Overall commitment to the community: The landfill has constructed a walking trail that encompasses part of the historic Union Canal. The Union Canal operated in the 1800’s as a waterway transportation through the Lebanon Valley.
Do you ever wonder how an offset comes to be? Terrapasser, Nick Facciola, talks about his visit to GLRA to verify the project’s carbon offsets.