Race car driver Leilani Münter is putting together a group of "forward thinking" companies to join as co-sponsors to present a strong environmental message to the millions of racing fans out there. By collaborating, the members of the "Eco Dream Team" will not only be promoting their brand to a wide audience but also promoting environmental awareness more generally. You may be thinking, "How can racing gas-powered cars possibly be construed as a "green" endeavor?" or "Isn't it the height of hypocrisy to preach "green" at 200 mph?" While we can not presume to answer for Ms Münter, we might suggest it is not dissimilar to one being opposed to the rampant expansion of the human population and yet taking part in procreative activities. We can report that Leilani does take steps to reduce the impact of her racing career. For instance, the former Hollywood stunt double adopts an acre of rainforest for every race she runs and promotes, through personal appearances and political action, things like alternative fuels, organic food, clean energy, green buildings, composters and recycling. You can check out the seeming dichotomy that is Leilani Münter at her Carbon Free Girl website. For the 2009 season, Leilani and the "Eco Dream Team" will contest the ARCA Series or Indy Lights, or perhaps a "combination of both." Hit the jump for a video hear Leilani talk about racing and the Eco Dream Team (apologies for the dubious sound quality) as well as a bonus clip of her doing her thing behind the wheel of an Indy car.

[Source: Carbon Free Girl / YouTube]

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