Stock Car Racing adopts environmental challenge

It is not often that one expects to find an article about stock car racing in an environmental publication. In fact, GallonDaily cannot recall that it has ever happened before, at least not in a positive sense.

Last week, NASCAR, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc., and the US Environmental Protection Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation in Environmental Stewardship.  Initially, NASCAR plans to focus on:

  • reducing the environmental impact and costs of its operations;
  • support environmental education and awareness;
  • identify and potentially source green concession products; and
  • promote environmental stewardship within the stock car industry.

To all of which, GallonDaily can only say: If the stock car racing industry can go green, anyone can go green!

For more information, including a copy of the MOU, visit http://www.nascar.com/news/120521/nascar-signs-memorandum-of-understanding-with-epa/index.html

A similar press release is at http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/d0cf6618525a9efb85257359003fb69d/c0024ad7e5e2315585257a05005b7fca!opendocument but why not take this unique opportunity to visit an automobile racing site to learn more about an environmental initiative!

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