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The forest out the vehicle fleet.

Initial solution / problem:
It stands to reason that the Schleswig-Holstein Chamber of Agriculture is actively involved with environmental protection. This is one of the reasons that it is committed to ensure sustainable management and act as a pioneer with regard to climate protection. So it was logical to think about the CO2 neutralisation of the vehicle fleet and thus find a regional, visible solution.

Conceptual solution:
Greenhouse-gas compensation by means of afforestation with Evers ReForest in Schleswig-Holstein.

Technical solution / implementation:
The compensation requirement was determined based on the CO2 vehicle fleet computer. On average, a car uses approx. 7 l diesel for 100 km. For 30,000 km/p.a., it therefore emits approx. 6.6 t of carbon dioxide. To compensate for this, mixed deciduous forests have been planted in Schleswig-Holstein with the Evers ReForest project. The validation on this was undertaken by the Thünen Institute (Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries).

Result:
The Chamber of Agriculture's vehicle fleet consists of 16 cars and trucks. Each year, they neutralise some 115 t of CO2 emissions. We therefore planted approx. 10 ha of forest with about 50,000 trees. Each of the Chamber's vehicles received a corresponding sticker, thus making it clear to everybody: We are doing something for climate protection.