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MG Car Club Going Green

December 1st, 2008
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The M.G. Car Club of Victoria recognizes that it must be at the forefront of responsible recreational motoring and has recently established a carbon offset program. They believe that they are the first motoring club in Victoria, and perhaps Australia, to do this and expect that other car clubs will follow their lead.

The M.G. Car Club is currently assessing the level of greenhouse gases that they will produce in the 2008 year of Club activity and have established a procedure for capturing this data for each and every Club event in the future.

The Club leases the famous Rob Roy Hill Climb venue from Melbourne Water and manages this for use by the M.G. Car Club and other motoring clubs. For those not familiar with the historic Hill Climb, Rob Roy is located in the Christmas Hills, approximately 45 kilometres north east of the Melbourne CBD. The origins of Rob Roy as a motor sport venue date way back to 1935 with the track first being bituminised in 1939. As such, Rob Roy is the oldest such hillclimb in Australia and is the only seriously known Australian hillclimb in the UK where hillclimbing is a very big motor sport discipline.

Click here to read about a M.G. Car Club Rob Roy Hill Climb event

The M.G. Car Club’s Board recently decided that the trees to offset their carbon emissions will be planted at Rob Roy where Club members can assist in the project and also enjoy the improvements to the amenity of the venue into the future.

PressPortal headed out to the Hill Climb to chat to the club members who were hard at work planting over 200 trees, mostly Eucalyptus, at Rob Roy. Below is a collection of photos of the volunteers of the M.G. Car Club of Victoria hard at work on the day. 
 
Members of the M.G Car Club getting ready for a day of tree planting
Members of the M.G Car Club getting ready for a day of tree planting
 
A couple of classic MG’s
A couple of classic MG’s

A member hard at work
A member hard at work
 
The volunteers taking a well deserved rest
The volunteers taking a well deserved rest
 

The MG Green initiative Bumper Sticker
The MG Green initiative Bumper Sticker

The M.G. Car Club of Victoria has a number of other green ideas up their sleeve as a way to help the environment. We congratulate the club and wish them all the best for the years ahead.


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