LEILANI MÜNTER'S GREEN TEAM ROARS ON TO DAYTONA
GREENandSAVE Welcomes Five Leading 'GREEN' Energy Smart companies as Co-Founders in this ground breaking sponsorship
GREATER PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 29, 2010) The first fully eco-sponsored race car is set to rev up the American Energy Revolution and bring the green message with a roar to 75 million U.S. race fans. This first of its kind stock car sponsorship is set to hit the famous high banks of Daytona International Speedway at the most anticipated race of the year next week. The #59 GREENandSAVE Dodge fielded by Mark Gibson Racing and driven by eco race car driver Leilani Münter is sponsored by GREENandSAVE and a collaboration of eco friendly companies. Leilani and her primary sponsor GREENandSAVE are happy to announce that they have signed five supporting energy and environmentally conscious service companies as associate sponsors. They are all 'co-founders' of the first ever green race car team that is set for Leilani's ARCA Series debut at Daytona on February 6, 2010. The five associate sponsors are NativeEnergy, groSolar, LED Savings Solutions, Home Efficiency Report, and Eco Academy. In conjunction with GREENandSAVE, these companies represent services and solutions in the key categories that will help take America towards Energy Independence and a more sustainable future: Green News and Resources, Carbon Offsets, Renewable Energy, Energy Reduction, Home Efficiency, and Green Jobs.
NEWS AND RESOURCES
GREENandSAVE - GREENandSAVE.com
Green Leadership Category: Eco solutions via free tips, tactics, and news for home and business owners
"We took the lead to build this GREEN Team and bring a simple message to the American mainstream: You can save money and the planet... more easily than you think! The DAYTONA Venue is all about performance, and we pride ourselves on giving homeowners and business owners the best insight into the products and services that will make their properties perform more efficiently. We have also teamed up with our associate sponsors that represent the 'Best of Breed' in their categories." Charlie Szoradi - President, GREENandSAVE
NativeEnergy - NativeEnergy.com
Green Leadership Category: Carbon Offsets and Climate Solutions
"Leilani is an uncommon messenger for the planet, and we are very excited to join with her and this EcoDream team," says Tom Boucher, founder of NativeEnergy, Inc. "We have built NativeEnergy by partnering with the leading 'green' businesses, organizations and individuals who have tackled their environmental impact, by helping us to build more than 30 new Native American, family farm, and community based renewable energy projects. Leilani is the pace-setter for 'green' in educating the vibrant and growing community of racing fans. We're pleased to support her mission."
groSolar - groSolar.com
Green Leadership Category: Renewable Energy via Solar Panel Solutions and Installation
"The most popular spectator sport in American has in Leilani Münter a gifted athlete and inspired activist for the planet," said groSolar CEO Jeff Wolfe. "Reducing our carbon footprint is one of the most patriotic things we can do as Americans, and groSolar is honored to sponsor her work to make renewable energy part of our national identity. groSolar is a mission-driven company dedicated to making solar power affordable and available for everyone, and Leilani is a fantastic partner in our effort to create a clean energy future for this country. Learn how groSolar can make solar power work for you by visiting our website."
LED Saving Solutions - LEDSavingSolutions
Green Leadership Category: Energy Reduction via High Efficiency LED Lighting
"We are pleased to help Leilani bring a powerful and timely message to a new marketplace! This GREEN sponsorship at Daytona may also give the fans some new perspective on 'GREEN' money in relationship to the'GREEN' environment. With our lighting solutions that save 80% on electricity, that adds up to real green dollars and changes perception quickly. Leilani has changed perceptions across her career, and she literally walks the talk in her own life." Jim Porter - Chief Operating Officer, LED Saving Solutions
Home Efficiency Report - HomeEfficiencyReport.com
Green Leadership Category: Home Energy Management via Consumer Friendly Tools
"Two years ago, we were pleased to connect with Leilani, and today we are thrilled to team up with her and introduce our cost-effective reporting tools to American families that need to save money on utility bills... this year more than ever. We feel that measurement is the key to home energy management, and we applaud Leilani's insight and tenacity in helping bring this message to America." Brian Rice - Co-Founder, Home Efficiency Report
Eco Academy - EcoAcademy.com
Green Leadership Category: Eco Career Training and Continuing Education via Online and Live Programs
"Leilani is a true inspiration in promoting how we can make a difference. The ways that she has built her brand around breaking stereotypes and charting a new course shows passion and commitment to the environment. With this recession, we see that many Americans either need or want to also take a new path and make a difference. Our curriculum programs are ideal for those that want to join the new Green Economy and carve out new opportunities. Our programs service Americans ranging from Job Seekers and Contractors to Real Estate Agents and Home Inspectors." Catherine Swan - Executive Director, Eco Academy
Leilani Engaging with the Sponsors
These partnership fits well with Leilani's eco minded lifestyle, and this 'team' approach goes far beyond the traditional sponsorship to fund a race car. The driver's house features solar powered outdoor lighting, rainwater collection barrels, a compost center, an organic vegetable garden and... she has literally started to engage with the sponsors. The Eco Academy Chief Instructor provided a Home Efficiency Checkup on her house earlier this winter. GREENandSAVE along with LED Saving Solutions is retrofitting her house to be completely lit by Light Emitting Diodes (LED) light bulbs, which can cut lighting energy costs by 80%. The lighting team will also be retrofitting the lighting at Mark Gibson Racing's 10,000 square foot facility in Statham, Georgia. (MarkGibsonRacing.com) LED Saving
Solutions created the ground breaking "Savings Share" program that gives property owners like Mark Gibson options for a $0 start up cost advantage where they only pay for the cost of the retrofit from a portion of the actual money saved each month. When it comes to Carbon Offsets, Leilani met with NativeEnergy in Vermont to learn more about ways to bring the message to corporate America, and her own home is poised 'facing south' for an opportunity to work with groSolar as well!
The 2010 ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards season kicks off on February 6, 2010 with the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 at Daytona Int'l Speedway. The race, which will air live on SPEED at 4:00 PM ET, is after NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying for the Daytona 500 and precedes NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star race, the Budweiser Shootout. It is widely anticipated to be the largest viewership in ARCA racing history given that driver Danica Patrick is also making her stock car debut.
More About Primary Sponsor GREENandSAVE
Headquartered in Greater Philadelphia, PA, GREENandSAVE has a 20 year legacy in the 'Green' energy saving market. The whole organization is dedicated to helping Americans grow stronger, maintian our coveted high standard of living, and serve as better stewards of the environment. The company drives initiatives that range from saving money for home and business owners to continuing education and re-training for new careers and green economy. Plus, through its divisions GREENandSAVE provides specialized energy and auditing services and high performance retrofits like LED lighting. For more information please visit GREENandSAVE.com.
More About Leilani Münter
Leilani Münter started racing cars in 2001 and in 2004 she gained the attention of the racing world when she qualified 4th and finished 7th at Texas Motor Speedway in the ROMCO Super Late Model Series. Texas would turn out to be one of Münter's favorite tracks. She returned to Texas Motor Speedway in 2006 and set a new record when she finished 4th, the highest finish for a female driver in the history of the racetrack. In 2007 she made the move to in the Indy Pro Series, the development league of IndyCar, when she qualified 5th for her debut at Kentucky Motor Speedway. Leilani was running in the top six when a multi car accident took her out of the race. Leilani turned the 5th quickest lap of the race with a speed of 192.399 mph.
Leilani is also a biology graduate and a long time vegetarian and eco activist. Since 2007, Leilani has been purchasing an acre of rainforest for every race she runs to offset her carbon footprint. She founded the ground breaking "Eco Dream Team" with the mission to send powerful messages to the number one spectator sport in America, calling to action 100 million race fans in the US to make a difference by spreading environmental awareness about sustainable living alternatives, clean energy, alternative fuel vehicles, and environmental legislations. Additionally, Leilani hopes her efforts will encourage racing sanctioning bodies to increase their environmental initiatives with expanded recycling programs and the use of alternative fuels. Companies that sign up with GREENandSAVE to retrofit with energy efficient lighting have the opportunity to appear as a partner on her eco dream team race car.
In fall 2008, Leilani became the first Ambassador for the National Wildlife Federation and landed a national ad campaign as a Lucky Jeans model with the motto, "Race car driver Leilani Münter, saving rainforests one race at a time." Her racing accomplishments and environmental activism have landed her on the pages of Italian Vogue, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Sports Illustrated and USA Today. Leilani is an accomplished public speaker from environmental conferences to Capitol Hill. She is also a published writer, currently contributing to the green section of the Huffington Post, rated the most influential blog in the world by the Guardian and topping Time Magazine's blog index. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. For more information visit www.leilanimunter.com and her eco site www.carbonfreegirl.com.
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