International Speedway Corporation has been 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 this week 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 US 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.
ISC working together with NASCAR, which has the largest recycling and environmental sustainability programs among all US 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. And ISC participates in the largest tree planting program in sports in partnership with UPS.
For more information, visit ISC's website at www.internationalspeedwaycorporation.com.