Austin, TX– On September 16th, American Icon Willie Nelson will take the stage in Camp Verde, Arizona to support the efforts of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and spread the word about sustainable, community-based biodiesel. Nelson has donated the proceeds from his show at the Cliff Castle Casino to the non-profit for their work in sustainability evaluation and retail certification and transparency.
Is renewable energy sustainable? How do you know if your choice is the best choice for the environment and the community? Transparency is the key, and the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance is dedicated to supporting community-based, sustainable biodiesel and transparent, local retail models. When asked why community-based, sustainable biodiesel? Honorary Board Chairman and long time SBA supporter, Nelson commented that “its better to be the man with the tools that to be a tool for the man”. The SBA has developed a Sustainability Report Card for biodiesel to score the attributes of biodiesel. Over the past two years the report card has been used on mobile fleets for music tours to evaluate the impact of biodiesel use on the environment and economy. This year the report card was adapted into a retail certification system at eight biodiesel stations nationwide. The proceeds of the concert will be used to continue the work of the SBA and increase the number of stations participating in the program to provide more transparency to the consumer to encourage more responsible fuel choices.