Rosberg X Racing has participated in a Life Terra’s planting event at the Motorland Aragón, last December 17 and 18. As part of its participation in the Extreme-E championship, Nico Rosberg’s Team planted 100 trees to offset any emissions related to its racing activities and inspire other stakeholders to also take active climate action.
The planting event took place on a small “island” between the curve nr 12 and 15, right before the beginning of the final stretch and where there is no viewer impact. The trees planted were 6 different native species from the region, including Holm oak (Quercus ilex), Kermes oak (Quercus coccifera), Spanish juniper (Juniperus thuriphera), wild olive (Olea europea var. sylvestris), Portuguese oak (Quercus faginea) and Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis).
Over the last decades, Aragón has increasingly suffered from forest fires, droughts, and erosion due to strong winds. All these negative trends are exacerbated by climate change. These 100 trees will help to sequester 20 Tons of CO2 during the first 40 years of the trees’ lifetime, contributing to restore degraded land and to help reverse the local impact of climate change.
The contribution of Nico Rosberg’s team is equivalent to the emissions of 4 return plane tickets from Berlin to New York.