Leilani Münter is professional race car driver and environmental activist. Discovery’s Planet Green named Leilani the #1 Eco Athlete in the world, beating Lance Armstrong for the top spot.
Leilani, who holds a degree in biology, has been adopting an acre of rainforest for every race she runs since 2007. She is politically active in the legislative fight for the environment on Capitol Hill and made two trips to the Gulf oil spill in 2010. Her accomplishments as a driver and activist have landed her on the pages of Italian Vogue, USA Today, Glamour, The New York Times, Esquire and Sports Illustrated named her one of the top ten female race car drivers in the world. “
With family ties in the music community – her brother-in-law is Grateful Dead guitarist and singer Bob Weir – Leilani’s motto is “Never underestimate a vegetarian hippie chick with a race car.” Leilani documents her efforts to go green on the Huffington Post and on her eco site http://carbonfreegirl.com/