September 26, 2023
The Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally is working with Carbon Positive Motorsport in the second year of a long-term environmental roadmap. The event aims to progressively reduce and mitigate it's carbon footprint and will carbon offset all competitor emissions in this year’s event.
In 2021 the Mull Rally was the first rally in the UK to take meaningful measures to mitigate its environmental impact. The 2022 event progressed this further, with the majority of competitors supporting the initiative, with the event able to commit to the future offsetting of 46,000kg CO2e.
Last years winners Paul McKinnon and Paul Beaton competed as Carbon Positive Motorsport event ambassadors.
All competitors this year have carbon offsetting included in their entry, which means that the event will offset in excess of 70,000Kg CO2e, the second highest level of offsetting achieved by any UK rally to date.
This figure represents the future offset of 25% more emissions than are estimated to be generated by all official organiser’s vehicles and competition cars on the rally.
The use of a world-class Woodland Carbon Code certified carbon offsetting project, based in the Highlands of Scotland, brings additional environmental benefits, such as improved biodiversity and the rewilding of native tree species.
The amount of CO2e offset will be one of the highest of any rally in the world to date, reinforcing the Mull Rally's determination to be one of the UK's leading events for its commitment to sustainability. The rally is also planning several other sustainability initiatives, and has selected two event environmental champions and several "enviro-ambassadors" in support of their environmental roadmap.
This innovative approach and commitment from the event led to extensive and positive coverage for the event and sponsors in national media last year, including an on-event feature from Sky News’s Climate Show who visited and filmed at one of Carbon Positive Motorsport’s offsetting projects in the Borders, and at the event itself.
Sky News Climate Show presenter Tom Heap joined Carbon Positive Motorsport, and event sponsor John Marshall for an exhilarating day of filming and interviews from the shakedown stage.
Richard Crozier of the Mull Rally said, "Ensuring that we deliver an event which year on year continues to deliver an ever more positive environmental legacy for the island, is of massive importance to us.
"We are proud to have been the first rally in the UK to have recognised the importance of this area and to have started our environmental journey back in 2021, and to continue building further upon that with each running. It's been great to partner with Carbon Positive Motorsport since last year, as fellow motorsport enthusiasts passionate about this area.
Paul Glass, founder of Carbon Positive Motorsport added, "It is a great privilege to support the Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally. We all have a responsibility to contribute in a meaningful way to mitigate our impact on climate change and the environment, and the Mull Rally once again sets out to demonstrate such a local contribution to an increasing global problem.
"I want to thank the organisers and all the competitors this year and from last year for their support of our initiative. Our ambition is to help make motorsport and the environment sustainable for future generations to enjoy."
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More information on the event can be found at mullrally.org