Hagerty Launches Carbon Offset Program for Collectible Car Enthusiasts
Hagerty has launched a voluntary Enthusiast Carbon Offset program, called ECO, to help enthusiasts reduce the carbon footprint of their collectible cars, trucks and motorcycles, the company announced.
In addition to the program, Hagerty is offsetting all emissions from its classic fleet and driving events, the company said. For 2022, this included the California Mille and Greenwich Concours Driving Tour.
“We believe the love of driving and the love of our planet can and must co-exist,” said Hagerty CEO McKeel Hagerty. “As part of our long-term environmental strategy, we are committed to helping automotive enthusiasts responsibly make a difference with simple and affordable steps such as this program.”
“We have made a commitment to educate ourselves and our members on the best ways to improve their vehicles and driving habits to lessen the overall impact on the environment,” said Kory Felker, vice president of brand strategy at Hagerty. “At the same time, we will respect any of our members who are not ready to engage in these efforts.”
ECO will allow collectible vehicle owners to monitor their CO2 emissions by entering their vehicle’s type and the mileage they want to offset into a web-based emissions calculator from Chrome Carbon, a reforestation program and carbon reduction initiative for automotive enthusiasts.
The calculator helps owners determine their vehicle’s impact and allows them to offset multiple times its CO2 emissions by planting trees locally in the U.S, Canada or the U.K. Chrome Carbon partners with certified climate bodies and organizations to fund reforestation and carbon reduction projects, the organization said.
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