Twenty years ago today, Captain Planet and the Planeteers premiered on national television, teaching kids large and small that they had the power to save the Earth from pollution.
In honor of his long and eco-friendly career, the Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) has declared September 15th to be National Captain Planet Day.
The creation of media giant and Atlanta native Ted Turner, Captain Planet was officially recognized at Atlanta’s City Hall on Tuesday, September 7.
A few of the Captain’s favorite green activities included planting trees, recycling, picking up litter, conserving water and volunteering.
Atlanta’s Mayor Kasim Reed will present Captain Planet with the Phoenix Award, the highest award the mayor can bestow and the equivalent of the proclamation for the executive branch, and Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue will endow Captain Planet with a commendation on his milestone.
The cartoon series, which ran for six action-packed seasons from 1990 -1996, was one of the first to successfully merge educational messages with children’s entertainment programming.
With a current Facebook following of almost 300,000, it’s plain to see that the little kids who first fell in love with the world’s first eco-hero, are still enamored with the thought of saving the planet as adults.
But will we combine our powers in time?