Waterford High School Student Sends Unmanned Drifter to Ireland

Grantee: Waterford High School – Waterford, CT Project Title: Educational Passages Grant Type: ecoSolution Description: Kaitlyn Dow, a student at Waterford High School, built a 5-foot mini-sailboat (the Lancer) that successfully crossed the Atlantic. This was part of Kaitlyn’s year-long research project where she was studying wind and currents in the ocean. The goal was…

Read More

Growing Coral at Rockway

boot camp student summitboot camp student summit

Grantee: Miami Dade County School Board – Miami, FL Project Title: Accelerating the Growth of Corals Grant Type: ecoTech Description: 7th grade students at Rockway Middle School learned the importance of accelerating the growth of corals and how to test the quality of ocean water, the important aspects of good water quality, the essential aspects…

Read More

Aquaponics at WCTA


Grantee: West Career and Technical Academy – Las Vegas, NV Project Title: Aquaponic System to Revamp School Lunches Grant Type: ecoSolution Description:   The students at West Career and Technical Academy have decided to revamp their school lunches with vegetables and herbs grown in their very-own aquaponics system! Using the school pond, they have built shelves…

Read More

Frog Watch USA at Pine Valley

Grantee: Pine Valley Elementary School – Wilmington, NC Our most exciting night was when we heard an actual chorus of Pine Woods Frogs. Parents and siblings attended the evening excursions, and the excitement on those nights was tangible. – A Pine Valley Teacher Project Title: Frog Watch USA for Students Grant Type: ecoSolution Description:  …

Read More

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…

Read More

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—…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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’…

Read More

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…

Read More