The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), Silver Spring, Md., has joined the Chicago Climate Exchange to offset the greenhouse gas emissions created by its use of the Reno-Sparks Convention Center for WASTECON 2007. SWANA purchased the credits from the Lancaster County Solid Waste Authority’s landfill gas projects in Pennsylvania.
“We are proud of our efforts to offset greenhouse gas emissions from our meetings and conferences and being the first association to join the Chicago Climate Exchange,” said John Skinner, executive director and CEO of SWANA, in a press release. “I think it is especially fitting that we are accomplishing this through the use of offsets from one of our member’s landfill gas projects. We intend to continue to purchase offset credits for all of our 2008 events.”