Spot the World’s First and Only Eco-Hero Out and About During Earth Day Week!
Sightings to Take Place All Around Metro Atlanta Area…and Around the Globe!
ATLANTA – April 15, 2010 – Now, more than ever, we need an (eco) hero! And we are in luck because Captain Planet, the world’s first and only eco-superhero, is hard at work and can be spotted all around the globe during Earth Day Week. This is an up-close-and-personal chance for all Planeteers to say hello in person and also wish Captain Planet a “Happy 20th Birthday”. Several of the events will even feature an oversized birthday card to leave him your well wishes in writing! So, combine your powers and carpool to the nearest Captain Planet sighting!
Saturday, April 17
The 8th Annual Earth Day Kids Fest hosted by the Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) and the Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) is this Saturday, April 17, from 10:00 am – 3:00 p.m.! EDKF is a highly-anticipated environmental education event where children and youth are encouraged to take small, but significant, steps to become great stewards of the planet and live eco-friendly lives. Through engaging hands-on activities and live performances, kids are empowered to lead the way in preserving and protecting our biological diversity and natural resources. Held on the grounds of the Chattahoochee Nature Center, this exciting, family experience is brought to the community by Macy’s as presenting sponsor and Comcast as presenting media sponsor.
The day will offer a fantastic array of “edutainment” to keep both children and adults occupied and satisfied all day long! Highlights include: Captain Planet and the Planeteer cartoons, planting activity by CPF, live performances by Billy Jonas, live animal presentations by CNC, a “recycle relay” with professional football player, Ovie Mughelli, athletic demonstrations by Atlanta Beat soccer team members, giant, inflatable slide by Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Thrashers, face painting, canoe paddling, eco-educational booths, green vendors, a marketplace and much, much more!
The price of admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children, and children under two are free. Attendees who ride a bike from home will also receive free admission! A complimentary shuttle bus service will be available from St. Francis School near the corner of Willeo/Azalea and Highway 120. Carpooling is strongly encouraged as parking is limited.
Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18
SweetWater 420 Festival, held in Candler Park, is a community event featuring great live music, activities, food, and education about how each and every one of us can be a part of the solution! Festival goers can visit organizations to learn numerous ways that they could take earth-friendly practices back to their community and homes. Take part in a Captain Planet Birthday workshop Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.
This is a free event for the community, and attendees who are 21+ and with a valid ID can purchase a $5 wristband to responsibly enjoy beer. Portion of proceeds from wristband sales are donated to Candler Park Neighborhood Organization. For more information, please visit www.sweetwater420fest.com.
Thursday, April 22 (Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary!)
No matter where you are, you can celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with the one and only Captain Planet himself! Playing on the Cartoon Network's Boomerang network from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., the 12-hour Captain Planet and the Planeteers marathon will feature handpicked episodes from the show’s six successful seasons, many of which were selected by the show’s original producers, Barbara Pyle and Nick Boxer! Relaying his timeless message, “The power is yours!” viewers can enjoy these classic episodes as Captain Planet, Linka (Wind), Gi (Water), Wheeler (Fire), Kwame (Earth) and Ma-Ti (Heart) fight to protect our home from villains and polluters. In this effort, it is our hope that children will be exposed to important environmental concerns that are still relevant to this day through the medium of television.
Thursday, April 22
When you order certified organic, gluten-free, Vegan and nitrate-free meals at Z Pizza, 10% of all sales on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, will go to Captain Planet Foundation. Feel good knowing Z Pizza cares about the health of our planet and its customers. They offer eco-delivery bikes to reduce carbon emissions, use compostable containers and bags and purchase reusable pizza boxes to reduce pizza box production. Z Pizza has two area locations, on Windward Parkway in Alpharetta and Medlock Bridge Road in Duluth. Check out the extensive menu at www.zpizza.com.
Thursday, April 22
Join us at the Colony Square Earth Day Eco-Fair! Enjoy lunch on the square and learn more about local environmental organizations, products and services.
With almost 1,200 people working in the building, and over 3,000 visitors a day during lunchtime, Colony Square in Midtown is the perfect place to promote and celebrate Earth Day. So that's exactly what Tishman Speyer, the building's management company is doing this year. The building is hosting its 2nd Annual Earth Day Eco-Fair on Thursday, April 22, 2009. The event will feature Atlanta-based eco-friendly shopping, services and organizations, plus live music and a special appearance by Captain Planet. It will be held outside in the main courtyard of Colony Square on the corner of 15th Street and Peachtree Road from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and it is open to the public. For more information, please visit www.colonysquaremidtown.com.
Thursday, April 22
Celebrate Earth Day at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, Ga., with fun and educational events for the whole family! Enjoy special activities in the Great Hall, take in a planetarium show, tour the Solar Decathlon House, and meet Captain Planet from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Earth Day is free for members and included in the cost of admission for non-members. For more information, please visit http://www.tellusmuseum.org/events/earthday.html
Friday, April 23
You can join Captain Planet as he revisits the Georgia Tech Campus for their 13th Annual Earth Day campus celebration! The theme this year is "Celebrate Our World”. The goal of Georgia Tech's Earth Day Celebration is to focus attention on the environment and increase people's awareness of the world around them. With an annual participation of more than 3,000 people, this is one of the largest Earth Day celebrations in the Southeast. The event is free and open to the public, and features 70 exhibitors, eco-friendly giveaways, recycling opportunities, clothing swap, office supply exchange, live music, and organic popcorn.
For more information, visit http://www.earthday.gatech.edu.
Saturday, April 24
Join Zoo Atlanta from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a wild, green bash for that poster planet for wildlife preservation and resource conservation, Earth! Recycle, reuse and re-imagine your view of our world with fun, family activities, crafts, a super lineup of green exhibitors, Captain Planet himself and much more. For more information on this event, please visit their website at http://www.zooatlanta.org/home/article_content/partyfortheplanet.
Sunday, April 25
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, so Dave FM decided – what better reason to create a new Atlanta musical event? That thought introduced the first Dave FM Earth Day Birthday, presented by Ted’s Montana Grill. Headlining the concert at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre are Ben Harper and Relentless Seven along with Guster. Alberta Cross will also be performing during the night. Stop by the CPF booth to say hi and also sign Captain Planet’s 20th birthday card! Other local nonprofits will also be featured to help guests learn more about easy ways to go green and how they can become involved in the movement. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.929dave.fm.
For more information about these and other events, please visit www.captainplanetfdn.org.
About Captain Planet Foundation
Based on the critically-acclaimed 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 support hands-on, environmental projects for children and youths in grades K-12. CPF’s objective is to encourage innovative endeavors that empower today’s children to be individual and collective environmental stewards. 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, call 404-522-4270 or visit www.captainplanetfdn.org.