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Celebrate Ted Turner, the real life Captain Planet

Ted Turner

We’re excited to announce that CNN’s Ted Turner: Captain Planet will premiere this weekend on both CNN International and CNN U.S.  The documentary piece, which is produced by CNN International (CNNI) and hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, spotlights Ted’s pioneering conservation efforts across his properties and elsewhere.     CPF is a public charity that raises 100% of its…

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Water quality testing in Costa Rica

Abriendo Mentes

Grantee: Abriendo Mentes – Costa Rica Project Title:Eight Week Ecology Science Unit Grant Type: ecoSolution Description:   Abriendo Mentes, a nonprofit in rural Costa Rica, purchased ecological materials for an eight-week lesson on water with the help of a Captain Planet grant. The organization focuses on teaching English to youth and adults to improve their…

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What You’ll Find at Greenbuild 2019


WHAT TO EXPECT — This year at Greenbuild, there’s plenty to see and do. Four days of networking, education, and new technology focused on sustainability in the built environment. Participate with Greenbuild and return to the field armed with the education and discoveries that will empower your decisions, influence your actions, and inspire your dialogue—…

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Intern Profile: Neil Tramsen

Summer 2019 Tell us about yourself: I am a rising junior at Emory University, majoring in Physics and Computer Science. Originally from Germany, I have been living in the UK for the past 10 years but have always wanted to go to college in the US for the broad liberal arts education. So far it…

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Intern Profile: Olivia Hill

Summer 2019 Tell us about yourself: I am a Junior at Kennesaw Mountain High School and am enrolled in the Dual Enrollment program at Kennesaw State University. I enjoy reading, writing, baking, and watching history documentaries in my free time. I’m always trying new things, whether it’s a new restaurant or a new hobby or…

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Youth sailors make pledge to reduce plastic usage

Rooster International Topper World Championship at Medemblik, The Netherlands

by John Heyes 209 Topper sailors from 12 nations gathered in Medemblik, The Netherlands for the 26th edition of the International Topper World Championships. Some of the sailors took part in a Sustainability workshop, hosted by Leesa Carter-Jones, CEO of the Captain Planet Foundation, who are working with World Sailing to deliver the ‘Ocean Heroes’…

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Canadian Ocean Hero Shelby is Making a Big Impact in Her Community

Ocean Hero Shelby Hack

By Tracy Holmes – Surrey Now-Leader Newspaper Photo credit: Tracy Holmes Shelby’s favorite courses during Ocean Heroes Bootcamp was ‘Campaigning 101’ and ‘Making Your Pitch’ because it helped her put her ideas into action. Read Article About Ocean Heroes Bootcamp Ocean Heroes HQ is powered by Captain Planet Foundation, Lonely Whale, and Point Break Foundation…

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List of Freebies for Science Teachers Including Project Hero

By NSTA Check out this list of freebies for science teachers including Project Hero in the Summer issue of NSTA. Project Hero is a nationwide initiative from the Captain Planet Foundation teaches K–12 students about threatened and vulnerable animals and plants and where they live and empowers them to design and implement real-life solutions. Read…

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