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Earlier on today I posted a tweet on twitter (?) about a unique race that will take place in July of this year.

“Race The Green Machines” is an event that begins on 24 July this year, when competitors will gather at Battersea Park to take part in an unusual race to Istanbul, in what seems to be the first carbon-free race in the world.   The challenge is that all competing teams must be as carbon-free as possible.

The competition has only 2 rules: during the journey London-Istanbul (1) there will be no carbon emissions and (2) no national laws can be broken,

This race has to be carbon free and not carbon neutral,  So, it won’t do to drive a Porsche and offset your emissions; the challenge is to take part in vehicles that are emissions-free.

The brainchild of the idea is a dashing gentleman called James Westropp, formerly from the Welsh Gaurds and now a teacher at Sandhurst.   The event is entirely an awareness-raising event and all proceeds are for charity.   Mr Westroppe hopes to raise a significant sum to donate to the cause of the rainforests and other climate change mitigation.

for more details go to: http://www.racethegreenmachines.com

this is an opportunity for people to show creativity and come up with funky and unusual designs; bicycles, biodiesel balloons, electric cars, or any new funky vehicle, so long as it matches the criteria!

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