Florida Department Of Environmental Protection Honors The International Motorsports Center For Its Outstanding Recycling Efforts
Reducing Environmental Dependencies through Sustainable Practices
DAYTONA BEACH, FL--July 18, 2013: International Speedway Corporation ("ISC") is being honored by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection ("DEP") for the outstanding recycling efforts at its International Motorsports Center, the world headquarters for ISC, NASCAR, GRAND-AM and Daytona International Speedway.
The Recycling Recognition Program award, which was presented today in a ceremony at the International Motorsports Center, recognizes ISC's broad, significant and visionary approach to insuring environmental sustainability by reducing the amount of waste that is deposited in local landfills. The International Motorsports Center, which has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council with its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ("LEED") gold certification and the EPA's Energy Star certification, has a recycling rate of approximately 60 percent.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Recycling Recognition Program was developed to encourage private businesses, institutions, schools, public organizations and citizens to increase recycling in order to reach Florida's recycling goal of 75 percent by 2020.
"We are honored to receive the Recycling Recognition Program award from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection," stated ISC Chief Executive Officer Lesa France Kennedy. "Environmental sustainability is a lifelong commitment and we are excited to see further progress and improvements throughout our company. The International Motorsports Center is just one part of a comprehensive sustainability program that we are undertaking for a healthy environment."
ISC working together with NASCAR, which has the largest recycling and environmental sustainability programs among all U.S. sports, has partnered with multiple organizations to successfully assist in its environmental sustainability programs. As examples, ISC in partnership with Coca-Cola, are working hand-in-hand to provide opportunities for race fans to actively participate in recycling programs. Safety-Kleen assists ISC with the recycling of event waste materials. ISC participates in the largest tree planting program in sports in partnership with UPS. Watkins Glen International and NextEra Energy have joined forces to launch a windmill project that will create a lasting renewable energy resource for the area. Also, our Michigan International Speedway has a new solar-powered building that is among the largest U.S. producers of green energy in American sports. For more information on ISC's environmental sustainability programs, please visit ISC Green Flag Team at Paving The Way .
"The International Speedway Corporation's recycling efforts and comprehensive sustainability program are both great things for Florida's environment," said DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. "I am pleased to highlight ISC's efforts with this recognition award, which shows that major companies throughout Florida are taking recycling and sustainability seriously."
The Recycling Business Assistance Center at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection assists in the development of markets for recyclable materials. For more information on the new statewide recycling goal of 75 percent, visit Waste Recycling .