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Mark Ruffalo brought his message of clean, renewable energy to NASCAR through his organization, The Solutions ProjectMark Ruffalo brought his message of clean, renewable energy to NASCAR through his organization, The Solutions Project

Mark Ruffalo Promotes Clean, Renewable Energy at NASCAR Race

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Mark Ruffalo was all smiles as he posed for pictures and signed autographs on Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway. The 46-year-old actor was in town to support Leilani Munter in the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) race, whose car sported an ad for Ruffalo’s The Solutions Project.

Ruffalo, Stanford professor Mark Jacobson, and two others founded The Solutions Project in 2011 to advocate for 100 percent clean, renewable energy.

Over the past several years, NASCAR has increased its commitment to environmental efforts.

Ruffalo said the race audience was very receptive to their message. Having Munter as the spokeswoman adds a lot of credibility. The 40-year-old driver has a degree in biology from UC San Diego, drives an electric Tesla Model S and even has solar panels on her North Carolina home.

Her motto?

“Never underestimate a vegetarian hippie chick with a race car.”

“What we want to say to people and what she is a perfect example of is you know we really don’t have to give up anything,” Ruffalo said. “You don’t have to give up NASCAR because we’re moving to a carbon-free structure and infrastructure of carbon-free energy environment. You can still have those things.”

One of the ways in which Munter’s team makes a positive impact is by using the same solar-based system in their pit area that the U.S. military uses.

Her car finished 12th in the race.

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Source: CBS Dallas Fort Worth

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