Since 2008, NASCAR Green has been collaborating with key stakeholders that care deeply about sustainability, including its teams, tracks, partners, employees and fans. Through strategic partnerships, NASCAR and its stakeholders are reducing the sport’s environmental impact, validating green technologies and educating fans. NASCAR Green was launched because it is the right thing to do for our country, our climate and our fans.
Recycling & Waste Diversion
– A comprehensive recycling and waste diversion effort has accounted for approximately 120,000 Goodyear tires, and 200,000 gallons of oil recycled across NASCAR’s top three national series annually, along with an estimated total of 25 million bottles and cans recycled at race events since 2008.
– In 2015, NASCAR piloted its first composting program at Richmond International Raceway, resulting in more than 5.4 tons of food going to compost and more than 1,000 meals being donated back into the local community.
NASCAR Green Clean Air Tree Planting Program
– In support with the Arbor Day Foundation and the Virginia Department of Forestry, more than 400,000 trees have been planted across the country, including areas affected by natural disasters. The initiative has offset carbon emissions for all NASCAR series racing for the past six years, plus the next 40 years.
– An online tree planting program was launched in 2013 with the Arbor Day Foundation, allowing fans to purchase trees for planting back in areas of needed reforestation.
– NASCAR’s groundbreaking partnership with Sunoco and American Ethanol prompted the launch of a long-term bio-fuels program across its three national touring series. NASCAR uses a biofuel, Sunoco Green E15 – a 15 percent ethanol blend bio-fuel, made from American-grown corn – reducing greenhouse emissions by 20 percent while increasing horsepower.
– In 2016, NASCAR will eclipse the 10 million miles running on Sunoco Green E15
– An initiative created to utilize alternative energy sources to power race tracks, stadiums and, in some cases, local homes. Many NASCAR teams and tracks rely on solar power as an energy source, including: Daytona International Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, Pocono Raceway, Sonoma Raceway.
For more information on the NASCAR Green program and areas where you can get involved, please go to www.NASCAR.com/green or follow us @NASCARGreen