Community Education

RAC is caring for the environment through carbon offsets

We all generate carbon emissions by driving cars, travelling on airplanes and in household activities. Those emissions trap heat in our atmosphere and affect our climate. It may not be practical to stop driving your car or turning on your lights, but you can easily take steps to balance the scales with carbon offsets.

At RAC, we accept our responsibility to help protect the natural environment and mitigate the impacts of climate change. We’re striving for continuous improvement to make sure our operations are more sustainable and to help reduce our impact on the environment.

That’s why we’ve partnered with local organisation Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund to offer members a fully tax deductable 20% discount on their Gold Standard Australian Biodiverse Reforestation offsets.

By |October 5th, 2015|Community|0 Comments
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    Supporting the health of the Nyoongar people of the South West Region of Western Australia

Supporting the health of the Nyoongar people of the South West Region of Western Australia

The South West region of Western Australia has played host to significant meetings of Nyoongar People and their cultural events, for thousands of years. The South West region has always been of high cultural significance for local Nyoongar People who regard the area as an important food resource.

Helping SwanCare residents get out and about

SwanCare Group was originally established in the early 1960’s as Swan Cottage Homes. Five decades on, they have established themselves as one of the leading providers of accommodation for older Western Australians. SwanCare Group has built on the foundation of providing affordable accommodation that is safe and secure, while still allowing people to socialise and feel like they are part of a community.

To support social activities and community involvement SwanCare resident volunteers take residents out for a range of activities. These include trips to Kings Park, attending the Town of Victoria Park concerts, Penhros College School productions, Diners Club dinners at local restaurants, theatre-goers performances at the Tivoli Theatre, annual trips to see the Perth Christmas Lights and the Royal Show.

By |September 11th, 2015|Training|0 Comments

Power of the Pedal

There was a lot of buzz at the Busselton foreshore last Sunday, and it wasn’t because of the free coffee for RAC Members!

On 9 August, the RAC Pedal Prix took place for the second year running with two RAC teams competing in the event – Win Diesel and Gold Rush.

43 human powered trikes took to the 900m track over a six hour race period. An average of 152 laps was ridden by a rotation of riders that kept everyone busy throughout the day. The winning team Relentless Racing SAWA Trump Trikes from Victoria reached 44.05km per hour and completed 245 laps with the best lap time of 01:16:8.

Exploring the role of car sharing in Perth

As traffic congestion and the personal cost of travel continue to increase many of us are looking for alternative ways to move around our city.

Our cars can be parked for much of the time, and on average we’re driving less than 14,000km per year, yet it can cost around $12,000 on average to run our cars.  Owning a first or second car is therefore not always economically viable.

For those of us who don’t rely on our cars for our day-to-day activities, but still want the freedom and convenience of access to a car when we need it, car sharing could be an attractive option.