NKHTGT was established in 1996 as the Dutch Championship for Historic Touring Cars and GT’s. Nowadays it has evolved into an international series, catering for touring cars and GT’s built between 1947 and 1965. This means that we have been racing cars that are now 55+ years of age, for 25 years! In the meantime, the world around us has changed. NKHTGT focuses on preserving our automotive history, but at the same time it is our to look ahead to the next 25 years. Effective from our anniversary year 2021, we are aiming to reduce our carbon footprint by offsetting greenhouse gas emissions from our races.
We are doing this in collaboration with the Land Life Company, a technology-driven reforestation company. Land Life Company offers us a sustainable and transparent way to offset our CO2 emissions by restoring nature. Land Life Company’s mission is to help restore the 2 billion hectares of degraded land worldwide. To achieve this, Land Life Company uses data and technology – drones, artificial intelligence and monitoring apps – in every step of the process. By planting trees in places where they are most needed, Land Life Company ensures the restoration of important ecosystems, increased biodiversity and social and economic benefits for local communities. In our case, trees are being planted in Castilla y León, an area in northern Spain that is threatened by desertification. Reforestation not only helps to restore nature, it also creates local jobs. To offset our emissions, Land Life Company will plant around 850 seedlings in an area of 1 hectare. These trees will capture around 220 tonnes of CO2 over the next 40 years, well in excess of our series’ CO2 emissions for the next three years.
We are pleased that as a racing series we can contribute towards making (historic) motorsport more sustainable. This is not a stand-alone initiative, we do this in cooperation with race organizers and racetracks. Together we are working towards the future of our sport, under the umbrella of the FIA Guide for Sustainable Events. Together, as drivers and supporters and board of trustees, we look forward to the next 25 years of historic racing in the NKHTGT.
Bert Mets (+31653179534)
Chairman NKHTGT – Chairman@nkhtgt.nl
More information about the NK HTGT powered by Nolte Küchen: www.nkhtgt.nl
More information about the project in Castilla y León: landlifecompany.com/projects/spain/
More information about Land Life Company: landlifecompany.com