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Leilani Münter

Professional Race Car Driver and Environmental Activist

Racing has always been at the leading edge of automotive technology, so it makes sense that stock-car driver and environmental activist Leilani Münter uses her rides as her platform to promote renewable energy and a greener world. In 2007, Münter became the world’s first carbon-neutral racer, offsetting her on-track emissions by adopting acres of endangered rainforest, and her pit crew has since replaced diesel with solar power. Trained in biology, she lives in North Carolina, where there’s a Tesla Model S in the garage, solar panels on the roof, and composting worms in the garden. Her motto: Never underestimate a vegan hippie chick with a race car.

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How can a pro race-car driver also be an environmental activist? Lessons in living from a stereotype-defying, earth-loving vegan hippie.