American female racing driver in town to promote environmental documentary

Leilani Münter biology graduate turned race car driver and environmental activist. She believes it is essential for humans to adapt and evolve the way they are living to a sustainable way that does not destroy the world around us.

Leilani Münter is an advocate for renewable energy, solar power, electric cars, plant-based diet and animals. She wants the future to be a cleaner and kinder world.

I started out in biology and ecology evolution, and then started motor racing.

Leilani Münter, race car driver and environmentalist

My last race was at Daytona. I've done some open wheel racing. But most of my career has been spent working up the levels of Nascar. That is the most popular of the racing series in the United States. I've been trying to use my voice, and the racing car helps me to shout it from the rooftops.

Leilani Münter, race car driver and environmentalist

She has been involoved in a film producer by the award winning makers of The Cove. The documentary is called 'Racing Extinction', and it looks at the mass extinction of species we are living through.

Münter is in South Africa to promote the film at the Sustainable Brands Conference Cape Town 2016

She manages to find a way to bridge the divide between racing cars and environmental issues. She does not work with fossil fuels for example.

Listen to her enlightening discussion about the crisis the planet faces with the escalated extinction of species, and how to live a cleaner greener life.

To find out more, visit http://www.leilani.green/

Listen to the full interview below:

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