Race Car Driver on Earth Day: Ride a Bike, Take Public Transportation

April 22, 2013 - 3:07 PM

Leilani Munter

Leilani Munter, race car driver, environmental activist and self-described “eco-athlete” (AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) – Leilani Munter, a race car driver, environmental activist and self-described “eco-athlete” was featured on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Earth Day website in a video promoting bike riding, using public transportation and veganism.

“I’m aware of the carbon footprint of my race car and my lifestyle,” Munter said in the video. “For every race I’m in, I adopt an acre of rainforest to offset my effect on the environment.”

Munter promoted the EPA’s Earth Day “Pick Five” campaign, which encourages people to commit to five ways to help the environment.

“You can make a difference too,” Munter said. “Join me, EPA and their ‘Pick Five’ for the environment.

Munter gave the following examples as “picks.”

• Turn off the water while brushing your teeth

• Take public transportation

• Carpool

• Ride your bike to work

• Say no to plastic,.

• Turn off all lights and electronics when you are not using them

“Or you can pick one of my personal favorites,” said Munter, who is a Vegan. “Adopt a plant-based diet like I did.

“What will you pick?” asked Munter, who currently races on the Automobile Racing Club of America circuit.

EPA’s Earth Day website also featured a map that shows “signs” around the globe from people who have joined the campaign.