BP has invited Glasgow 2014 spectators to take part in its not-for-profit carbon management programme, BP Target Neutral, to help minimise the carbon footprint of their travel to the Games.
Spectators can offset the carbon footprint of their travel for free by registering at www.bptargetneutral.com/offsetglasgow2014. BP Target Neutral will calculate the amount of carbon from each journey and offset the emissions by investing in low carbon development projects across the globe.
Working with our partners Forestry Commission Scotland, Woodland Trust Scotland and the Commonwealth Woods, one of the legacy projects of the Games, the initiative will also see a tree donated for each journey registered.
The trees will then be planted in woodlands in the Glasgow area, on behalf of participants. BP was a founding member of the Scottish Forest Alliance and has invested £10 million in the regeneration of 14 native woodlands across Scotland, ranging from the Borders to the Highlands.
BP was also the Official Carbon Offsetting Partner for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The carbon emissions that resulted from over half a million spectator journeys were offset by BP Target Neutral, setting a new world record for the largest number of people to offset their travel to a single event.