Atlantan interviews Young Hero for the Earth

CPF awardee Jerome Foster III

The Atlantan recently interviewed Jerome Foster II, our 30th Anniversary Gala Young Hero for the Earth Award winner. He is unapologetic, passionate and focused in his pursuit for environmental justice for all. The 19-year-old serves as White House Climate Advisor, and his mission centers around ensuring that Black and Indigenous communities reclaim sovereignty over lands … Read more

CPF’s Project Learning Gardens fosters sustainability, healthy eating habits at Pa. school

Unity is strength…when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. Mattie Stepanek One of those wonderful gifts of collaboration for us is Project Learning Gardens. It started with just a handful of gardens 8 years ago and know we’ve fostered these outdoor learning labs at nearly 600 schools across the globe. The … Read more

CPF president Leesa Carter-Jones talks project-based learning on TeachThought podcast

TeachThought Podcast logo

Great news for podcast listeners! Captain Planet Foundation President Leesa Carter-Jones was the featured guest in the popular education podcast The TeachThought Podcast this week. Educators seeking solutions that would make the environment’s challenges real to young minds laid the foundation for many of Captain Planet Foundation’s programs. Leesa spoke about CPF’s history of connecting … Read more

Laura Turner Seydel tells People magazine how Captain Planet Foundation helped her become a climate hero

Laura Turner Seydel conducting stream cleanup

For Laura Turner Seydel, Captain Planet Foundation chairperson and lifelong environmental advocate, the road to becoming a “climate hero” began as a child. It all started with small steps — like taking short showers and reveling in nature –before it evolved into the “climate hero” devoting her life to the matters of clean water for … Read more

Making a Wave in the Caribbean!

Power to the Youth! Ocean Heroes Network, a partnership of Captain Planet Foundation and Lonely Whale, are inviting youth ages 11-18 living in the Caribbean nations and territories to apply for our first ever Ocean Heroes regional Bootcamp for the Caribbean! This free event will be held virtually on December 6 and December 11-13, 2020.  Young heroes … Read more

Ocean Heroes to the Rescue!

Check out these awesome features checking in on our 2018 Ocean Heroes and Young Superhero for the Earth Honorees, Dyson Chee and Steff McDermot! Click the images below to read the articles highlighting their work on fighting plastic pollution in our oceans! The Motivator: Uniting a diverse community of planet defenders Steff McDermot, a founding member of Sail for … Read more

Gardening for Good with Project Giving Gardens

Five young girls working in the garden

In the wake of COVID-19, we sprung into action with FoodWell Alliance, Atlanta Community Food Bank, and host of amazing funders to turn more than 100 of our Atlanta Project Learning Garden schools into a resource for fresh, organic produce for local food pantries. Seeking to serve students and families hit hardest by the pandemic, Project Giving Gardens has harvested nearly … Read more