During the month of April, the Nebraska Corn Board, in cooperation with the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), will join NASCAR® in kicking off its second year of the NASCAR Race to Green Campaign.
The campaign is intended to highlight the environmental accomplishments of green programs put in place by NASCAR and its partners like American Ethanol.
Accomplishments of NASCAR Green™ programs include the move three years ago to Sunoco Green E15, a fuel blended with 15% American Ethanol.
In the month of April, American Ethanol has committed to planting 50 trees for every American Ethanol green flag waved in all three NASCAR racing series.
Through the course of one mature tree’s lifetime, it absorbs one metric ton of carbon dioxide –the same amount of carbon dioxide emitted by a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series® car driving 500 miles.
American Ethanol is a partnership with NCGA supported by corn checkoff investments and ethanol plant members of Growth Energy.
NASCAR Green, the largest sustainability effort in professional sports, includes everything from recycling of racing tires and engine oil to cleaning up the emissions by using 15 percent ethanol fuel blend, made from American grown corn.
To date, NASCAR Green Clean Air Tree Planting Program Delivered by UPS™ has planted 188,000 trees. This is enough to completely offset carbon emissions for all three NASCAR national racing series for the past five years of NASCAR Green, plus the next 18 years.