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Well Done Foundation:  McCleary Unit #001 Project

Project Type: Abandoned Gas and Oil Wells

Location: Bath Township, Summit County, Ohio

NetZero is working with the Well Done Foundation and the Youth Climate Initiative to bring you the McCleary Unit #001 project.

The McCleary #001 well, located in Bath Township, Summit County, Ohio, was drilled by Pine Top, Inc. in July 1984 and reaches a depth of -3,734. The well, however, has remained inactive for nearly half of a decade and is currently considered orphaned. Due to its state of disrepair, it releases a significant amount of methane into the environment and needs to be sealed. The climate benefit of plugging this well is calculated at >4,200 CO2e (more than 1,000 autos) per year of reduced emissions, using the IPCC 20 Year Table.  


Stops methane that would have otherwise been released into the atmosphere.

Related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

SDG 13 – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts: By stopping methane leaks, this project contributes to limiting global average temperature increase to below 2 degrees C above pre-industrial levels.

SDG 15- Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

Your NetZero pledge goes directly to helping the Well Done Foundation plug this well and restore the impacted surface areas.


NetZero only uses offsets that a leading standards organization has accredited.  Well Done projects will be presented for approval by one such organization, the American Carbon Registry.  Any funded offsets are fully retired (not resold) to ensure that they reduce carbon emissions by the promised amount. 


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