An exciting initiative for Steamfest, green steam gave passengers the opportunity to purchase a green ticket for their trip in an effort to offset the carbon emissions produced by locomotives used during the event.
If 75% of passengers opt for the green steam ticket, all Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest 2018 locomotive operations will be carbon neutral.
All green steam ticket were an additional $2 on the cost of a ticket. The proceeds from the green steam ticket option will go to a local environmental group, to fund a carbon offsetting initiative, and we are looking for a group to donate proceeds to again this year. Last year all proceeds went to Earthcare Park Landcare which will be used to purchase more native grasses and shrubs, organise bird audits and a bird watching day, and run a community tree planting day.