NASCAR and the EPA team up on green programs
NASCAR will work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to advance green programs.
NASCAR inked a deal with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week to use racing as a way to tackle larger environmental challenges.
A sport that revolves around racecars that belch toxins from tailpipes might not be the first to come to mind when it comes to reducing pollution. But that’s why this partnership might be perfect.
First, under the agreement, the EPA will provide NASCAR with technical assistance and expertise. That includes help in leveraging federal programs like Economy, Energy and Environment (E3) and Design for the Environment.
Second, NASCAR has incredible reach when it comes to getting the word out on environmental issues.
“Because NASCAR is followed by millions of passionate fans and many businesses, it can be a powerful platform to raise environmental awareness, drive the adoption of safer products by more Americans, and support the growing green economy,” said Jim Jones, EPA’s acting assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.
Thirdly, NASCAR has already begun a switch to sustainability with a push for greener fuel choices and the incorporation of recycling programs for waste at events and proper disposal of automotive fluids.
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