World Premiere of Captain Planet Season One on DVD at Renew Social Venture on 4.6.11

Barbara Pyle, Captain Planet, Andrew Telker
World Premiere of Captain Planet DVD Screening on 4.6.11

What an Amazing Night, with so many Local ECO-Voices. Captain Planet and the Planeteers, series creators, and environmental experts came out tonight and rallied the GOOD GREEN Energy of Atlanta as Architecture for Humanity Atlanta, Renew Social Ventures, and the Planeteer Movement proudly hosted:

The World Premiere of Captain Planet Season One on DVD!
The series first-ever official DVD release was debuted with a screening of episode 1, followed by the “Making of Captain Planet BONUS features”. This was a once in a lifetime event, so I couldn’t miss it! Meeting Barbara Pyle, and having an opportunity to work with Architecture for Humanity Atlanta & Renew Social Venture to Host the Event was a REAL Honor.


Steven Shappiro, a fellow colleague of AHFA, started off the show with some good ECO-Insight and then led into a brief introduction of our Honored ECO-Guests. Erin Glynn of the Sierra Club was in attendance, as well as Eco-Builder Robert Soens of Pinnacle Custom Builders. We had several other ECO-Leaders in the community, to many to mention here.

Barbara Pyle spoke about Captain Planet, and the Planeteer Movement. She is such a powerful speaker, and ECO-Motivator. Her words echoed truth, conservation, and activism. I toke some mental notes of course.

Next, We screened Episode 1. A Hero for Earth – Gaia, the spirit of the Earth, summons five teenagers from five different corners of the world to help her in the battle to save the planet. For their first assignment, the Planeteers battle Hoggish Greedly, whose oil rig operation is jeopardizing the coastline. 


Brandon Sutton followed up the Screening with a brief synopsis of the Spirit of the Gulf Coast, a project that developed as a volunteer documentary project that continues to raise awareness of the ongoing impacts of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and how the people along the coast demonstrate their resilience in light of adversity.

HUGE thanks to Mark Hubbard at Renew Social Venture for providing the Lounge SUPER SCREEN Sound, seating, and atmosphere in your Venue in Historic Downtown Roswell Georgia. Big ECO-Thanks to Everybody Involved! 
 
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“The Power Is Yours”   —  “GO Planet”
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This post was written by Jessey Roth, a Planeteer from Atlanta, GA who works hard for the Planeteer Movement!

Jessey (left) and Ghana Planeteer Princess (right).

The anticipation and excitement of Captain Planet’s 20th Birthday brought together Planeteers worldwide. So, What Is A Planeteer? Inspired by the themes of ‘Captain Planet and the Planeteers,’ young people from around the world are self-identifying as Planeteers and connecting in brand new ways in an effort to share ideas about creating a just and sustainable world.

Motivated by Captain Planet’s message of teamwork, Planeteers from five major U.S. cities combined their powers to create a hub for the emerging Global Planeteer Movement at www.CaptainPlanet.me. The Planeteers hope that by combining their powers worldwide they can unleash a force as powerful as Captain Planet himself to make a better future.

From the Planeteer’s participation in the Benefit Dinner in the Ballroom of the Georgia Aquarium to the Birthday Bash After Party in the Atrium, there was much work to be done for Captain Planet’s 20th Birthday!

Planeteers from Boston, New York, Atlanta, and California participate in weekly calls initiated by Barbara Pyle to create focus for the Planeteer Movement that helped make a memorable Birthday Bash for Captain Planet. Suzanne French, Kristie Gianetto, Nathan Havey, Kyle King, Jessey Roth, Christina Stevens, and Ian Storrar all worked together to create the Movement, to promote the Benefit and Birthday Bash, and to recruit volunteers.

Knowing that many guests at the Captain Planet Foundation’s Benefit Dinner would not be familiar with the Planeteer Movement, Kyle King shot and directed the Planeteer Statement video which describes this network now sweeping the globe. The Planeteers were on set all day and night shooting the Statement. Each Planeteer explained a part of who Planeteers are, what they care about, and promoted the website they’ve created. This video became the centerpiece in the closing film of the Benefit.  You can watch it here.

The Benefit Dinner came to a glorious close when Nick Boxer and Barbara Pyle invited the Planeteers onto the stage. The Core Team Planeteers introduced themselves and explained how Captain Planet and the Planeteers inspired them to pursue careers that support and create a more sustainable and just world. A special guest Planeteer from Ghana, Miss Princess Owusu-Sekreye, spoke articulately about the influence of Captain Planet and the Planeteers on her country and the new recycling program initiative her Ghana Planeteer Network has started. After their heart-felt stories, even more Planeteers were honored and came on stage to create a colorful and energetic Grand Finale. The Benefit Guests were so moved that they leapt to their feet and gave the Planeteers a standing ovation!

The Planeteers then invited and encouraged the guests to join them for an after dinner drink in the spectacular Atrium. Once there, they danced to the live band, mingled with Planeteers, ate snacks, drank, and had a wonderful time with the games and photo areas. All five Power Rings were available in two different styles at cost!

The Atrium was packed with dinner guests and Planeteers dressed in “Planeteer Chic” ; Globe tee shirts dominated the décor. All around, one could see well-dressed, stunning Planeteers in their hand made shirts. The dinner guests were genuinely pleased and enjoyed meeting and learning about the Planeteers.

Captain Planet’s 20th Birthday Benefit and Bash were a resounding success. A grand time was had by one and all! However, the activities didn’t end at the Aquarium on Friday night. The next day, the same Planeteers held a Strategic Planning Meeting. Over a delicious catered meal from the Flying Biscuit, more than thirty Planeteers outlined the most current issues for their specific interests and local Networks. They designed goals and plans to work on for 2011. With their Powers combined they have made up their minds to make a difference, all thanks to the inspiration provided by Captain Planet and the Planeteers.

Join our Movement on Captain Planet’s Facebook Page!

Much thanks to Encompass Digital Media and Crawford Media Systems for studio facilities. Thanks to George McKerrow of Ted’s Montana Grill for hosting the Strategic Planning Meeting.  Trevor Bartlett, Lyre Calliope, Melissa Casteel, Alyssa Lewis, and Jessey Roth all deserve recognition for their relentless and continued support of the Planeteers and helping to build the Atlanta Network. And recognition to the Friends of the Planeteers: Jesse Crawford, Deborah and Larry Empting, Lorena Moore, Andy Velcoff, and Howard Warner. Special kudos go to Kyle King for his tireless efforts producing the videos for both the Benefit Dinner and the Birthday Bash. Additional thanks go to two cutting-edge Atlanta groups- Dodekapus and C4 Atlanta- both of whom support emerging artists dedicated to new partnerships and sustainability in the arts.

The Atlanta Planeteer Network would like to send a very special Thank You out to Laura Turner Sydel and Ira Blumenthal, Chairman and President of the Captain Planet Foundation, for inviting us to participate in the inspiring events of Captain Planet’s Birthday.

Join us! The Power Is Yours!

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Win a Trip to Atlanta, GA!

On October 23, 2010, in Atlanta, by Nathan

VIDEO CONTEST EXTENDED!!

Want to win a trip for two to Atlanta, Georgia? All you have to do is enter and win the Captain Planet video contest (rules below the video). We will fly you to Atlanta for the first annual Global Planeteer Summit December 10 – 12, 2010. There, you will meet other Planeteers from around the world and play an integral role in helping to direct our movement. Oh – and we are going to do some serious partying for the planet!

Submission deadline is November 20th, 2010 at midnight U.S. Eastern Standard Time (GMT-4) – So get crackin’.

It works like this:

  • create a video 2-7 minutes in length which shows you and what you are up to – be sure to include how Captain Planet’s message is alive in what you do.
  • Submit a link to the video to 20captainplanet (at) gmail (dot) com by Midnight U.S. Eastern Standard Time (GMT-4) on November 20th.
  • Your fellow Planeteers will vote for the best video from November 22nd – 27th, 2010
  • If your video receives the most votes, we will fly you and a friend to the Global Planeteer Summit in Atlanta, Georgia on December 10th – 12th, 2010 – and we’ll show your video at the kick-off party.
  • Then we will take all of the video submissions and edit them into a documentary film to be released in 2011.

OK – if you have any questions, email us above, or post them in the comments here. Now go get filming!

The Power Is Yours!

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Captain Planet at Zoo Atlanta

On October 17, 2010, in Atlanta, Uncategorized, by Kyle

Halloween is coming, are you ready?  Each year, Zoo Atlanta hosts Boo at the Zoo, a fun kids activity that provides a safe venue for trick-or-treating in the Atlanta area.

From Zoo Atlanta’s website:

“Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween festival returns for just four days! Explore magical paths, sample sweet treats*, meet the whimsical characters of Zoo Boo Town, and much more on two enchanted weekends with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Don’t forget your costume! Activities run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.”

Captain Planet and the Planeteers will be at this event on October 30 and 31st!  The event is free for Zoo Atlanta members and is included in the price of admission for non-members.  For more information, visit Zoo Atlanta’s Boo at the Zoo page.

If you are interested in volunteering at this event, contact kyle@planeteermovement.org.  Spaces are limited.

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Captain Planet Goes to Dragon*Con

On September 9, 2010, in Atlanta, by Kyle

Hey Planeteers! Wheeler here. I mean, uh, Kyle. Wow, this whole costume thing is really going to my head! It’s hard to believe it’s almost been a week since Dragon*Con. We hope you’ve been enjoying all our pictures and videos from the event. Has anybody found themselves in any pictures? I recently cut this video together for the site using footage captured during the parade and messages from Planeteers at the Con! Check it out below!



You can check out more of our videos at the Captain Planet Tube! Also, check out our Dragon*Con pictures on Facebook! Be sure to check what others have posted too, as there are some more great pictures taken by Planeteers, like these from Melissa (who was dressed as the element of Wind!).

Enough said.

More events are always being posted, so stay tuned to find out the latest in Captain Planet news! ‘Til next time, TPIY (The Power is Yours)!!

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Planeteers with LeVar Burton!

On September 5, 2010, in Atlanta, by Kyle

The Dragon*Con photos and videos are really starting to pour in!  Here’s an amazing photo from Gordon Lynch’s Dragon*Con Album of the Planeteers with Cap and LeVar Burton, voice of Kwame! Click the image for a better view.

Check out more Dragon*Con photos on our Facebook Page!

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Captain Planet @ Dragon*Con on CNN iReport

On September 5, 2010, in Atlanta, by Kyle

Randy Barnes over at CNN iReport has posted some great coverage of Cap’s march at the Dragon*Con parade. We started in Woodruff Park and marched all the way to the Mariott Hotel on Peachtree Street. Tons of characters turned out for the parade, from a platoon of Ghostbusters to the army of bandits from The Road Warrior! Cap’s fans really cheered us on while we marched and sang the Planeteer Rap. Check out the Video Report below, or on the CNN.com video page!

Thanks for the great video! We’ll be posting more of our own pictures and videos from D*Con up on the site and on our Facebook Page over the next few days! Be sure to check them out!

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Aug 27th Planeteer Meeting

On August 29, 2010, in Atlanta, by Durrell

The August 27th meeting of the Planeteers kicked off in full swing last Friday. The first order of buissness was getting our costumes designed for the Dragon Con parade. This included selecting our planeteer rings (which were quarried so no harm was done to the environment) and painting custom made Planeteer t-shirts. After a hearty lunch, we planned out future C.P.F. events which included…

-9/4/2010-Dragon Con Parade

-9/7/2010- Captain Planet Day Mayor Proclamation

-9/15/2010- Captain Planet’s 20th Birthday Bash

-9/25/2010- Atlanta Eco Life Celebration

With the hard work done, we immortalized the experience with a photograph.

Until next time Planeteers, the power is yours!

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Planet Earth Live in Atlanta on July 16, 2010

On July 11, 2010, in Atlanta, by Captain Planet

Captain Planet Foundation joins the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) as they present: Planet Earth Live at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater!

The BBC’s Emmy-Award-winning series’ most spectacular moments will be shown on the Amphitheater’s big screens and features conductor George Fenton and guest vocalist Haley Glennie-Smith on Friday, July 16, 2010.

For more information about this event: click here.

Friends of Captain Planet Foundation will receive a 20% discount on tickets.
click here and use the password: Captain Planet

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