The Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally to partner with Carbon Positive Motorsport to provide carbon offsetting for this year’s event.
The Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally and North Wales Rally Club will partner with Carbon Positive Motorsport to provide carbon offsetting for all competitor and organiser event vehicles, in the second year of the event's long-term environmental roadmap and commitment to mitigate their carbon footprint.
The event joins several UK events this year who have chosen to take steps to mitigate their carbon footprint as part of their environmental plans, by using high-quality UK sourced and certified carbon offsetting projects.
Carbon Positive Motorsport are the first company in the world to offer dedicated carbon offsetting services exclusively for motorsport. They provide carbon offsetting for all motorsport events, teams, competitors, and spectators, and will provide carbon positive levels of offsetting for all the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally organisation vehicles and competitors as part of their entry.
During last year’s event all organisers vehicles had their carbon emissions offset by Carbon Positive Motorsport, which was a first for UK motorsport. This year, in the second step of the event's roadmap, all competitors have been offered the use of carbon offsetting for their event day competition emissions, in addition to the offset for the organisation's vehicles.
Current triple British Rally Champion and brand ambassador for Carbon Positive Motorsport Matt Edwards has been a long-standing campaigner for the need for rallying to improve its environmental perception.
The Carbon Positive Motorsport initiative has since its launch generated large interest in the sport - as competitors and events across all motorsport disciplines, have started to recognise and act on the environmental needs of the sport, to ensure that motorsport and the environment are sustainable for future generations to enjoy.
The event will benefit from a level of carbon offsetting that will provide 25% more carbon offsetting in the future than is generated today through the average fuel use associated with competitors’ participation on the event day.
By only using the highest possible quality, of 100% UK based carbon offsetting projects which generate carbon reduction in the future through rewilding, greater environmental benefits such as restoration of ancient woodlands, and the reintroduction of native species of trees and animals to improve biodiversity, results in greater positive environmental impact than by offsetting alone.
Stringent verification processes assure genuine and greater long-lasting impact than for typical commercial carbon offsetting schemes, which often use low cost and quality overseas projects, or abatement schemes which generally replace future carbon emissions rather than sequester and capture the existing carbon in the atmosphere.
All carbon offsetting for this year’s event will be registered on the UK Land registry in the name of the event which ensures traceability of the total carbon emissions that will be offset.
To further reduce the event's environmental impact, Carbon Positive Motorsport are also offering all Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally competitors and spectators a 20% discount on their standard web shop prices, to encourage all travelling to the event to help bring a greater positive environmental impact.
Additionally, the company is donating 10% of their sales profits to support motorsport organisations in the Ukraine, who are providing humanitarian aid to people who have been devastated by the current war through a collaboration with championship winning Ukrainian co driver Juliya Yefymova.
Last year’s event winner Osian Pryce is competing on the 2022 British Rally Championship using Carbon Positive Motorsport as his offsetting provider.
Carbon Positive Motorsport director, Paul Glass said, "We are delighted to support the Visit Conwy Cambrian Rally for a second year. The event will be the fourth BRC event to benefit from a new package we are offering for rallies, that uses our unique database of rally car fuel consumption. Tthe database has been developed based on actual competition consumption figures to create an average figure that we can apply and offset.
"We have been working with events and competitors to create an end-to-end event carbon offsetting package – which is all about creating the easiest and most affordable way for an event to make the biggest positive carbon offsetting impact, and to help an event to strengthen and sustain motorsport within their local communities.
"We are a purpose led busines, run by competitors and motorsport professionals who are genuinely passionate about motorsport and the environment. Our sole purpose is to help protect motorsport and the environment making both sustainable for future generations to enjoy, with an affordable, and easy to use high quality offsetting service.’’
A special discount code (CR22CS) has been created to use on Carbon Positive Motorsports online sales platform, which will be available for all competitors and spectators to use to carbon offset their event related travel.
It only costs a little to make a big difference for the sport, so whether you're a competitor or spectator, why not join with us to help make motorsport sustainable. To become Carbon Positive yourself, visit our website www.carbonpositivemotorsport.com #CarbonPositiveMotorsport #CarbonPositive #PositiveAboutMotorsport #VisitConwy #Cambrian #CambrianRally #BRC #BritishRallyChampionship