Leilani Münter – “We are Racing Extinction”
Named the #1 Eco Athlete in the world by Discovery’s Planet Green and one of the Top 10 female race car drivers in the world by Sports Illustrated, Leilani Münter is an environmental activist and advocate for renewable energy, solar power, electric cars, plant-based diet, and animal rights. Münter is active in lobbying for these causes and has been a guest at the White House and the United Nations. She is on the board of the Oceanic Preservation Society, a non-profit that creates films that inspire people to save the oceans and which won an Academy Award for the documentary The Cove. Münter is featured in the2015 OPS documentary Racing Extinction, a film about the sixth mass extinction, which, it contends, we are currently living through. Münter’s motto is “never underestimate a vegan hippie chick with a race car.”
This event is sponsored by Speak Out for Species, the Willson Center, the UGA Office of Sustainability, the University Housing Sustainability Office, and Drs. Pat and Neal Priest.