Veg Celebrities

Leilani Munter – another vegan race car driver!

Leilani MunterLeilani Munter is one of the most well-known female professional race car drivers and environmental activists in the world,. Discovery’s Planet Green named Munter the No. 1 Eco Athlete in the world, and she is a recipient of ELLE Magazine’s 2012 Genius Award. Munter races in the ARCA Series, a development league of NASCAR. She is the fourth woman in history to race in the Indy Pro Series, the development league of IndyCar. She set the record for the highest finish for a female driver in the history of Texas Motor Speedway when she finished fourth in 2006. Münter uses her race car to spread environmental awareness among 75 million race fans. With family ties in the music community – her brother-in-law is Grateful Dead guitarist and singer Bob Weir – Munter’s motto is “Never underestimate a vegetarian hippie chick with a race car.” Munter, an almost lifelong vegetarian, has been vegan since 2012. She says that “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. With more meat-free meals than ever being eaten today, we’re on the right track toward a more sustainable diet.”


About Vegetarians of Washington

Vegetarians of Washington is a large non-profit vegetarian society based in Seattle, WA. We encourage people to discover the advantages and experience the pleasures of vegetarian food. We welcome everyone, whether you're an experienced vegetarian, a beginner or just curious. You don't have to be a vegetarian to join our organization, or to follow our blog! We run the largest vegetarian food festival in the country, Seattle's Vegfest, held in the Seattle Center in March each year. We also host monthly dining events and give free nutrition and cooking classes. We've written several nationally published books, including our latest book "In Pursuit of Great Food: A Plant-based shopping guide", which provides valuable information on what to buy and how to choose great food. Our other books include "Say No to Meat" which gives the information and real-world advice that new vegetarians need the most, in an easy question-and-answer style, the fact-filled "The Vegetarian Solution", and a wide range of delicious recipes in "The Veg-Feasting Cookbook". All our books are available in local bookstores, and via our website or


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