NASCAR joins EPA on Environmental Initiatives

In order to raise the eco-awareness of its fan base, NASCAR has paired with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a joint memorandum of understanding.

NASCAR has begun using a variety of products that are certified under the EPA’s Design for the Environment initiative, which demonstrates how products can be manufactured both cost-effectively and responsibly.

NASCAR has implemented a number of other green programs as well.

In 2011 NASCAR started using fuel that is partially derived from ethanol. This biofuel burns cleaner and is not as fossil fuel intensive.

NASCAR also uses forest carbon projects to offset vehicle emissions from all of its races.

However NASCAR’s most ambitious environmental initiative involves a 25 acre solar project that provides all of the electricity to Pennsylvania’s Pocono Raceway.

The example being set by NASCAR demonstrates how more and more industries and organizations are embracing new green programs.