Captain Planet! Watch Like the Future Depends on It

by Sarah Stankorb

For many, Captain Planet is a distant Saturday morning recollection, a toothpaste-hued super dude who doled out environmental justice alongside the five Planeteers, teens with the power to control the natural elements. To us green-minded ’90s kids, the animated series was a cultural phenomenon that shaped our understanding of the environment and our power to save it. The show taught that threats to the planet often stem from human greed and exploitation of power. Read More