Series notes on building a greener tomorrow

BUILDING A GREENER TOMORROW...FASTER Series, Lowe's Constructing Sustainable Playgrounds for Local Race Markets The American Le Mans Series, the environmental pioneer within motorsports, expands its role by launching Green Park, a ...

BUILDING A GREENER TOMORROW...FASTER
Series, Lowe's Constructing Sustainable Playgrounds for Local Race Markets

The American Le Mans Series, the environmental pioneer within motorsports, expands its role by launching Green Park, a tree-planting event aimed at off-setting the Series' carbon impact and motivating fans to become more involved in their community during each race week in host cities around the United States.

In an effort to further reduce its carbon footprint, the American Le Mans Series will provide the sustainable gift of a Green Park to each race community. The local promoter at each venue will select the location - either at the racetrack or in the community - that is in need of more trees and when feasible a children's playground set. The Series with support from partners Lowe's Home Improvement Stores and Michelin then develops a plan that can be supplied, delivered and installed with local and eco-friendly resources.

Under the premise that Green Park is intended to 1) create a safe and fun place for children and their families; 2) be aesthetically pleasing; and 3) create a cleaner and healthier atmosphere (through the reduction of CO2, conservation of energy and the improvement of air quality), the Series and race promoter invite the community to participate in the event.

The Series plans to unveil its first Green Park in conjunction with the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. The Series hopes to provide the message of how teamwork builds not only a stronger community but a more sustainable environment at the event in Torrington, Conn. Children and their families will be invited to help clean Alvord Park and erect 10 indigenous trees on Tuesday, July 14 alongside Lowe's Fernandez Racing team owner and driver Adrian Fernandez and co-pilot Luis Diaz.

Other Green Initiatives The American Le Mans Series supports The Nature Conservancy's Adopt an Acre program in Las Californias. To contribute to the cause, monetary donations as low as $10 are accepted on americanlemans.com. Protecting an entire acre requires a donation of $50. For more information, please visit americanlemans.com.

In addition, proceeds from the purchase of the Series' Growing a Greener Tomorrow. Faster. organic T-shirts will go toward a conservation program that supports the acquisition, restoration and reforestation of America's coastline.

The next round of the American Le Mans Series is the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn. The race is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 18. The race will air live on SPEED. American Le Mans Radio presented by Porsche and Live Timing & Scoring will be available at Racehub on americanlemans.com. You also can follow the Series on Twitter.

The race also will mark the fifth round of the MICHELIN® Green X® Challenge. Tickets are available at americanlemans.com and limerock.com.

-credit: alms

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Series ALMS
Drivers Adrian Fernandez , Luis Diaz