Museum compensates for carbon

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A major transport museum is taking action to compensate for carbon emissions from its vehicles by subscribing to a scheme in which trees are planted. West Midlands-based Transport Museum Wythall (TMW) has signed up to a carbon balancing project run by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) in conjunction with Tree–V.

The museum has been ‘carbon capturing’ emissions from buses and coaches used on running day services and special events along with a pick-up service from the local railway station. It has been calculated that the museum has 4,500 miles a year which need to be balanced, meaning 13 trees needing to be planted to compensate.

TMW spokesman Denis Chick said the museum wanted to ‘do its bit’ and encouraged other organisations to join the FBVHC/Tree-V scheme. The museum said it has chosen this particular route as it means that new forests will be planted in the UK, as opposed to carbon offsetting, which is the protection of established forests overseas.


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