Woman of pressdog® Leilani Münter continues on her quest to bring the benefits of a plant-based diet to the masses. See below for her latest endeavor.
LEILANI TO DRIVE FIRST-EVER RACE CAR ENCOURAGING PLANT-BASED DIET
Eco Racer Leilani Münter Joins Forces with 1% For the Planet, VegNews Magazine, and Wildlife Works to Get VegNation Race Car on the Track
19, 2013) Environmental activist and race car driver Leilani Münter has
partnered with 1% for the Planet, VegNews Magazine, and Wildlife Works
to get a "VegNation" race car on the track, encouraging millions of race
fans to adopt a more plant-based diet.
While most people associate their carbon footprint with their car, the United Nations found that more greenhouse gas emissions come from animal agriculture than from all the world's planes, trains, ships, cars and trucks combined. The goal of the VegNation race car is to show America that a plant based diet is a win-win for human health, animals, and our planet.
"By adopting a more plant-based diet, we can each help curb climate change while also doing something good for our health, for animals, and for our taste buds," said Leilani. "With more meat-free meals than ever being eaten today, we're on the right track toward a more sustainable diet."
1% for the Planet (1%FTP), a global network of businesses committed to giving at least 1% of their sales to environmental causes, is hosting a web page at onepercentfortheplanet.org/leilani seeking tax deductible donations that 1%FTP will use to sponsor the VegNation race car. Leilani is an Ambassador for 1%FTP.
"1% for the Planet is all about inspiring business leaders, consumers and activists to support important environmental work," said 1% for the Planet CEO Terry Kellogg. "Leilani's concept is a great way to spread that message and engage the public on ways to solve key environmental issues."
Wildlife Works, based in Mill Valley, CA is also a partner in the project; the organization will be donating 100% of the profits from its Kukanga line to the VegNation race car.
"We are honored to be supporting Leilani and her VegNation race car," said Joyce Hu, Wildlife Works' creative director. "She's a brave, sexy advocate for the earth - our kind of girl!"
VegNews Magazine, based out of San Francisco, CA, has also come on board as a partner of Leilani and her VegNation race car.
"A vegan-themed race car that educates NASCAR fans about the global-warming effects of a meat-based diet deserves the full-blown support of the green community," said VegNews founder and publisher Joseph Connelly. "Leilani has shown that she is the real deal, both walking -- and driving -- her talk. She's a committed vegan, a dedicated environmental activist, and unafraid to take risks both on and off the track. VegNews is honored to be part of her crew."
Individuals can show their support for the VegNation race car by making a direct donation or by purchasing from the Kukhanga clothing line. Learn more about Leilani here.