Events - Leilani Munter

Leilani Munter - March 2, 2010 8:00pm Phoenix Rooms

Leilani M√ľnter is Carbon Free Girl and this is her story -- the story of a vegetarian hippie chick race car driver's journey to be carbon neutral; a diary of her lifetime project of sorting through the facts & fiction about alternative fuels, organic food, clean energy, green buildings, solar power, wind farms, composters, recycling, politics & more all while she makes a living driving a race car at 200 mph. It's not always easy being green but Leilani hopes that by sharing her story, she will make your journey a little easier...

The mission of Leilani's Eco Dream Team is to send powerful messages to the number one spectator sport in America, calling to action 100 million race fans in the US to make a difference by spreading environmental awareness about sustainable living alternatives, clean energy, alternative fuel vehicles, and environmental legislation. Additionally, Leilani hopes her efforts will encourage racing sanctioning bodies to increase their environmental initiatives with expanded recycling programs and the use of alternative fuels.

Leilani was born and raised in Minnesota. She holds a bachelors degree in Biology specializing in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution from the University of California San Diego. While attending college she worked as a volunteer at a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center. She started racing cars in 2001 and spent six years working her way up the NASCAR ranks. During this time Leilani also worked as a race instructor and correspondent for NASCAR. Leilani once worked as a photo double/stunt driver for actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, Leilani did stunts in Scorpion King & worked on Traffic, Ocean's Eleven & Almost Famous.