Hold onto your hats for this announcement. NASCAR fans are in for some environmental education. Not the sit down classroom kind, but the kind that provides resources on recycling, green products, and sustainability (just what The Green Light loves) at its races. Last week, NASCAR and EPA signed an agreement to promote environmental awareness at NASCAR events and to work together on solutions that benefit the environment (can hybrids hit the same speeds as race cars?). Perhaps the next Fast & Furious film will include hybrid race cars – they are making a F&F 6! Maybe it will include this Porsche electric race car?
That aside, the announcement is exciting (despite the immediate fan backlash in the comments section on the NASCAR press release). NASCAR is the second most popular sport in the U.S. to football, which is a very large fan base! Initial practices under this agreement will include:
information on sustainable concessions at NASCAR events, expanding the use of DfE-labeled chemical products, conserving water, and continuing to grow the promotion and practice of all applicable types of recycling.
Additionally, NASCAR is committed to adopting greener products and to reducing its footprint such as proper recycling of automotive fluids. Congrats to NASCAR and EPA on reaching this agreement; I too believe that if you show the benefits of sustainable practices it can save people and businesses money and protect your health. Cheers.