23 Jun 20

Mahindra to plant 100,000 trees following Race at Home Challenge

To mark World Environment Day, Mahindra Racing promised to have a tree planted for every Twitch viewer of the Race at Home Challenge Grand Final. Thanks to you, they're going to be kept very busy - with 100,000 trees set to be planted.

Mahindra Racing's announcement marked World Environment Day, and saw the team readying the seedlings and compost as it committed to planting a tree for every viewer of this weekend's Race at Home Challenge in Support of UNICEF that tuned in on Twitch.

A mature tree can provide a year long oxygen supply to a family of four and can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere per year. 

The initiative is the latest measure that Mahindra is taking as it strives to make positive changes for the environment. 

Ahead of Season 6, the team announced that for every FANBOOST vote received by the team’s drivers Pascal Wehrlein and Jerome D’Ambrosio will convert into a tree planted, giving the fans the chance to have a direct positive impact on the environment by voting.

Mahindra Racing was also the first Formula E team to achieve FIA Sustainability Accreditation.The squad successfully attained its two-star rating in November 2016 and, following a periodic audit in February 2019, Mahindra Racing maintained its status in the framework, with the aim of being carbon neutral by the end of 2020.