NASCAR is working with the Arbor Day Foundation this year on tree-planting in communities around the country.
As part of the sponsorship, NASCAR is appealing to teams, sponsors and fans to make donations, with every dollar planting one tree through the Foundation. We’re grateful that NASCAR chose to sponsor these projects, and hope their involvement continues in future years.
Through the sponsorship, $1 goes toward one tree in a high-need areas – many recovering from trees lost to natural disasters. NASCAR is also working with UPS, which has an existing partnership with the Foundation.
Some have asked whether NASCAR is supporting conservation and good stewardship outside of their work on tree-planting with the Foundation. NASCAR has, in fact, taken several steps toward increased conservation through alternative energy and innovative technologies, among other strategies.
First, NASCAR’s large-scale recycling program is preventing millions of pounds of electronics from entering the world’s landfills each year
Second, NASCAR is working with partners to recapture and recycle 200,000 gallons of race-used oil annually.
Third, NASCAR recently moved into an office facility with LEED certification, the signature designation for energy-conserving buildings.
Fourth, NASCAR’s Pocono Raceway installed a 3-megawatt solar farm to power all of the track’s energy needs, with 40,000 solar panels on 25 acres of land next to the track.
And fifth, New Hampshire Motor Speedway has protected more than 520 acres of land as open space throughout its 1,200-acre facility.
We’re glad NASCAR has sponsored the Foundation’s community forestry efforts as a part of its conservation program, and look forward to planting trees with the support of fans, team members and sponsors this year.