Location: Gardner, Massachusetts
Project type: Methane Destruction
Standard: Chicago Climate Exchange
Verification/Validation: First Environment, Inc.
- Mitigates climate change
- Waste management
- Odor control and less localized air pollution
- Reduction of local water pollution
- Provides the City of Gardner with new source of revenue
- Development of new technologies and additional jobs created
The Gardner Sanitary Landfill Methane Project is located in the city of Gardner, Mass. As landfills harbor methane from trash, the project destroys the landfill methane, which is approximately 23 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.
One of the real concerns about climate change is that as the frozen tundra of areas such as Northern Canada and Siberia melt, an enormous amount of methane – which was previously trapped in permafrost – will be released into our atmosphere, worsening climate change.