Season 6 of World eX Bizz begins on March 7 with a night race in Bahrain. This year, the competitors of the networking platform will be literally racing for the climate: For every participation in an official eX Prix, the Racing Concept Cars Organisation (RCCO) will plant a tree. Competing in World eX Bizz will thus have a positive effect on our environment while the competitors need to collect a minimum of three trees to qualify for the Championship-deciding Super Final on December 5 on the famous Nüburgring-Nordschleife.
Planting trees can significantly help to mitigate the effects of climate change. Trees are vital components of the earth’s ecosystem, and they play an essential role in regulating the planet’s climate. They absorb carbon dioxide (CO2), which is one of the primary greenhouse gases responsible for global warming, and release oxygen into the atmosphere. By sequestering carbon, trees help to reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, thus mitigating the impact of climate change.
Here are some ways in which planting trees can help the climate:
Carbon sequestration: Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the air during photosynthesis, which is then stored in their biomass. This process is known as carbon sequestration, and it plays a critical role in reducing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. One mature tree can absorb up to 48 pounds of CO2 per year.
Reduced greenhouse gas emissions: Deforestation and other land-use changes account for around 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Planting trees can help to offset these emissions by sequestering carbon and reducing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.
Regulating temperature: Trees play an essential role in regulating the temperature of the planet. They provide shade, which helps to cool the surrounding area, and they release water vapor through transpiration, which can help to lower the temperature in the immediate vicinity. Additionally, forests help to prevent soil erosion and protect water resources, which can have a cooling effect on the surrounding environment.
Biodiversity conservation: Planting trees can help to preserve biodiversity, which is essential for maintaining healthy ecosystems. Forests provide habitat for a wide range of plant and animal species, which helps to promote biodiversity and support the functioning of ecosystems.
Social and economic benefits: In addition to their environmental benefits, trees also provide numerous social and economic benefits. They provide timber for construction and other industries, and they can help to mitigate the impact of natural disasters such as floods and landslides. Trees also provide recreational opportunities and can enhance the aesthetic appeal of a neighborhood or community.
World eX Bizz will join the growing number of individuals, communities, and organizations which are planting trees and promoting the health of our planet. The more drivers are competing in the races the more trees will be planted.