Do you remember Captain Planet…..? I do. Captain Planet is celebrating his 20th birthday this year. The brainchild of Ted Turner in 1990, Captain Planet was created to “empower children to make a positive difference in their communities.” The Captain Planet Foundation, an organization dedicated to educating youth about the environment has declared September 15 “National Captain Planet Day”.
Captain Planet was created in Atlanta, GA and the city will celebrate with a series of events which will run through December.
- The Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell will show original episodes of the Capt. Planet series through Sept. 18.
- The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Assoc. along with the GA Tech School of Building Construction will host a Green Awareness 5K Run/Walk. Children are invited to come out and win prizes and to take photos with Capt. Planet.
- The Atlanta City Council has introduced an initiative to set up a fund for the children of the Gulf to recover from the oil spill.
- The celebrations will end on December 10, with a grand finale celebrity birthday bash at the GA Aquarium
The celebrations are not only meant to commemorate the “birth” of superhero but to inspire a new generation of planeteers.
Thanks to Susan Stewart, Director of the Life University Library for this information.
Photo: Captain Planet