Offset your carbon emissions by planting trees
At Hagerty, everything we do is geared toward saving driving and car culture for generations to come. A big part of saving driving means saving the beautiful, scenic landscapes that help make driving the memorable and meaningful hobby that it is.
The fact is, driving the vehicles we love produces carbon dioxide, which has a negative impact on the environment. And while it’s true that collector vehicles represent a tiny fraction of the emissions generated by the global transportation sector, we are committed to helping steer the future toward a cleaner, healthier planet where we can continue enjoying the things we love — like getting out on the open road.
That’s why we’re proud to introduce the Enthusiast Carbon Offset (ECO) program. Thanks to a partnership with Chrome Carbon, perhaps the only carbon reduction and reforestation program started by and for automotive enthusiasts, we’re offering our car lovers the opportunity to easily calculate their carbon footprint and take tangible steps to help offset it.
Join us as we drive toward a future filled with fun cars and beautiful places where we can enjoy them.
Average yearly kilometres driven for a collector car
Average CO2 emissions per year from a collector vehicle
Average CO2 absorbed by one mature tree per year
Average O2 produced by one mature tree per year
Enter your driving details. Select your vehicle type and miles to offset. Hagerty members drive around 1,600 kilometres a year in their collector vehicles.
The calculator below will estimate how many trees you need to plant to offset your mileage.
Restore our forests, ecosystems, and biodiversity – which helps absorb CO2 from the atmosphere – by having trees planted on your behalf.
When it comes to restoring and protecting our beautiful landscapes, there’s important work to be done just around the bend. That means your emissions offsets will always be used to replenish forests and natural habitats that are close to home and your favorite driving roads — especially areas affected by wildfires, wind damage, tree diseases and insect damage. Want to know more? Check out a few specific projects your contribution will help fund:
Rejuvenating Larose Forest – Ontario
By planting trees, this project will re-introduce and increase the region’s once-common species, enhance wildlife habitat and promote resilience in the face of climate change.
Afforestation and Reforestation - British Columbia
To restore the ecosystem and sequester carbon, native and ecologically appropriate trees will be planted in disturbed and degraded private lands and Indian Reserves across British Columbia.
Cape Breton Highlands National Park - Nova Scotia
The planting of thousands of trees will return part of Cape Breton Highlands National Park to its original forest state, providing additional wildlife habitat and beautifying a popular location.
The Enthusiast Carbon Offset program is just one of the many ways Hagerty is using business as a force for good. Cruise over to the Hagerty Impact page to learn more about our priorities and strategies for driving positive impact in the world.
ECO is a program launched by Hagerty to allow vehicle owners and enthusiasts to easily calculate the carbon footprint associated with driving and take tangible steps to help offset it. ECO is the first step in a holistic Hagerty Impact strategy that will educate and empower enthusiasts to drive positive change across a range of social and environmental activities. Hagerty will lead the way, offsetting all emissions from its classic fleet and driving events. For 2022, this included the California Mille and Greenwich Concours Driving Tour.
The program calculates the carbon output based on the vehicle, type of driving and fuel consumption. This calculation determines the number of trees required to absorb the carbon output. Our partners at Chrome Carbon then plant the designated number of trees based on your individualized calculation.
Driving vehicles powered by combustion engines results in the creation of carbon dioxide. While the total carbon footprint of classic and enthusiast vehicles is a small percentage of the overall transportation industry, we want to empower enthusiasts to take steps to lessen our collective impact on the environment.
Yes, the cost to offset is based on factors such as vehicle, type of driving and fuel consumption. On average, a classic vehicle driven 1,600 kilometers that achieves an average of 15.7 L/100Km will cost approximately $45.05 per year.
No. The entire cost of an individual offset is paid to Chrome Carbon with no fees or revenue retained by Hagerty.