Empowering the next generation to create a community of solutions for the planet.
For over twenty-five years, our programs have been helping youth embrace and strengthen their power to create positive change in their schools, communities, and the natural world in which they live.
Why We Do It
The environmental challenges facing the planet today and into the foreseeable future defy old answers and rote solutions. Climate change, habitat and biodiversity loss, population growth and migration, resource depletion, globalization – these changes present complex problems that will demand a different set of skills from the next generation of global citizens.
Tomorrow’s problem solvers need to be able to: think critically and creatively; examine and explore situations; innovate and design workable solutions; and see the relationship between local & global systems. They need to be active and motivated citizens who have learned to embrace their empathy and work together to create a sustainable, livable future for all. These future leaders, professionals, scientists, and citizens are today’s PreK – 12th grade students.
Captain Planet Foundation™ is committed to empowering them with the skills, knowledge, and relationships they’ll need to create & contribute to a community of solutions for the planet.
In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we have been taught. - Baba Dioum, conservationist, Senegal, Africa
We have a strong bias for collaboration.
We believe children benefit from experiences in nature.
We recognize the value of biodiversity and respect for all life.
We celebrate fun, optimism, and empowerment.