Green Policy Statement for the Pentillie Festival of Speed
Organising and running a motorsport will never fit comfortably alongside our ‘green’ sustainable policy where we monitor carbon emission and reduce them whenever practicably possible.
However we have thought about our responsibilities and attempted to offset the carbon emissions created by the cars speeding up the hill during the Pentillie Festival of Speed, by replanting an ancient apple tree orchard on the estate at Strawberry Hill.
We have planted eighty old Tamar Valley varieties of apple tree, old fashioned standards that grow to a height of 5 metres. The fruit will be pressed into apple juice and offered to guests staying in the Castle instead of offering imported orange juice.
We calculate that these trees will easily absorb the less than half a tonne of carbon produced by cars going up and down the ‘hill’.
We have not considered the emissions created by competition cars and spectators driving to Pentillie because we consider that, on an August Bank Holiday, competitors and spectators would have driven somewhere else to enjoy their days off.
You can help reduce carbon emissions and pressure on our car parking by car sharing when you come to Pentillie.
We will promote a special class for electric cars in 2013 and are trying to source one to make demonstration runs in 2012.