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Release Date: 09.05.2010 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Captain Planet Foundation

Captain Planet Day to be Held on September 15, 2010!

Celebrating 20 Years of Captain Planet Both Locally and Nationally

ATLANTA – August 31, 2010 – Captain Planet, the world’s first and only eco-superhero, turns 20 this year and in light of this milestone, September 15 has been declared NATIONAL CAPTAIN PLANET DAY by Captain Planet Foundation (CPF). It’s hard to believe, but it was in 1990 that Captain Planet and the Planeteers first captured the hearts and minds of children everywhere. In honor of Captain Planet Day, Captain Planet has asked all Planeteers, those willing to use their personal power to help save the earth, to perform a green action and incorporate it into their lifestyle. A few of his favorites include planting trees, recycling, picking up litter, conserving water and volunteering. Better yet, gather with a few other Planeteers and get them involved in a bigger project. The power is yours!

Captain Planet Day will be formally recognized at City Hall on Tuesday, September 7 at 1 p.m. Atlantans can watch Councilman Kwanza Hall present the first ever proclamation to an eco-superhero to our own Captain Planet. Though they will not be in attendance on September 7, Atlanta’s Mayor Kasim Reed will present Captain Planet with the Phoenix Award, the highest award presented by the mayor and the equivalent of the proclamation for the executive branch, and Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue will bestow Captain Planet with a commendation on his milestone.

What will you do to celebrate? Let CPF know on their Facebook page, send them a Tweet, or connect with other Planeteers at http://captainplanet.me.

History of Captain Planet:
The brainchild of media mogul, Ted Turner, Captain Planet and the Planeteers burst on to the scene as the world’s first and only eco-superhero! Airing on September 15, 1990, the first action-packed episode is shown on 185 stations nationwide and in more than 50 countries spanning across nearly every continent. The series broke new ground by successfully merging children's educational programming and entertainment programming. Celebrity voices included Whoopi Goldberg, LeVar Burton, Ed Asner, Meg Ryan, Sting, Helen Hunt, John Ratzenberger, Jeff Goldblum, Martin Sheen, Margot Kidder, Ed Begley Jr. and Tim Curry, to name a few. In 1996, after six successful seasons of eco-adventures, the Captain Planet cartoon series came to an end with an impressive accumulation of accolades. Classic episodes can still be seen on Cartoon Network’s sister station, Boomerang.

About the Captain Planet Foundation
:
Based on the cartoon series, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, the Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) was founded in 1991 by Ted Turner. The mission of CPF is to promote and support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate the world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities. CPF is committed to making a global impact with a history of over 3,000 projects throughout the United States and around the world. For more information on the Foundation, call 404-522-4270 or visit www.captainplanetfdn.org.



Contact Info

Contact Name: Kristi Porter

Company: Captain Planet Foundation

Phone: 404-522-4270

E-mail: kristip@captainplanetfdn.org