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How Andean Valley Corporation Helped Compensate for the Dakar Rally Carbon Footprint in Bolivia

Published  09/25/2014

How Andean Valley Corporation Helped Compensate for the Dakar Rally Carbon Footprint in Bolivia

The Dakar Rally has become a very important international event since its beginnings in 1978, and in 2014 for the first time in 36 years, this Rally that is considerate one of the hardest and most dangerous Rallies in the world, passed through Bolivia.
It was only a couple of days in which only motorcycles and ATV???s where competing in Bolivian territory (cars and trucks were not included in this section of the race), but even so, a great part of the Bolivian population was very excited to receive the racers, and another part of the population was very worried about the effect it would have in the environment.
The environment and helping our producers achieve a better quality of life are two aspects that Andean Valley Corp has very present day in and day out, so deciding to participate in ???Huella de Carbono Dakar Bolivia??? (Dakar Rally Carbon Footprint Bolivia) as pioneers in the installation of solar ovens as compensation methods in Colchani (a Community that is located just on the outside of the Salar of Uyuni with whose producers Andean Valley Corp has been working for over 15 years) was an easy decision to make. The amazing fact is that these simple mechanisms helped compensate for 10% of the Carbon Footprint of the Dakar Rally in Bolivia!
In 2015, when the Dakar Rally passes once again through Bolivia, but this time including trucks and cars, we will be ready to compensate for this new Carbon Footprint using not only solar ovens, but many more exciting and interesting environmental-friendly inventions.

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