By Ric O’Barry
Save Japan Dolphins
Earth Island Institute
One of the participants in our recent week of great events in Tokyo was Leilani Münter. Leilani is part Japanese, part German, and one of our most enthusiastic and delightful volunteers. She also races NASCAR, using only green companies as sponsors, and is involved in developing a new TV series.
Leilani and her husband, Craig (who we learned is called “Kiwi” for his New Zealand homeland), have put together a great Youtube slide show about their experiences in Tokyo and Taiji with Save Japan Dolphins. She used a new song, “Whales Can Sing”, by Duncan Walsh and the Watanabes, a music group based in Japan who is also helping us out. Check out this great show:
You can watch Leilani race her car (and spot our Save Japan Dolphins logo on her car and her racing suit) in the US at the Kansas Speedway on the SPEED Channel on Sept 30 at 4pm EST. She will be driving the #59 Operation Free racecar in the ARCA race (it will be the only car with decals of wind turbines and solar panels on it!).
And she will be, by the way, the only woman in that race.
We met many wonderful people from around the world during these events in Japan, and we will be introducing more of them to you in future Blogs. We also hope many of you will join us for upcoming events.
Ric O’Barry flanked by Leilani Münter and Craig “Kiwi” Davidson in Tokyo.
Photo by Mark J. Palmer.
For more on Leilani, go to: http://leilanimunter.com/EcoDreamNeverKnow