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EPA partners with NASCAR

May 22, 2012

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) have teamed up to promote green initiatives and sustainability, according to a press release.

An area of focus for the partnership between EPA and NASCAR is promoting safer products that have earned EPA''s Design for the Environment (DfE) label, the release stated.

According to the release, NASCAR can assist this task by using DfE products at racing events and conveying to fans that choosing DfE products is an easy choice they can make to protect the health of their families and the planet.

NASCAR will be encouraging its suppliers to get an "E3 tune-up" — to increase productivity, reduce the use of energy and materials, lessen environmental impacts and be better positioned to compete in the global marketplace, the release noted.

The E3 initiative — Economy, Energy and the Environment — helps promote sustainable manufacturing and economic growth throughout the United States, the release added.

Click here to read the complete release.