Friday, December 9, 2011
It was a very special evening this past Friday at the Georgia Aquarium, where supporters gathered to celebrate the 20thanniversary of the Captain Planet Foundation. Joining founder Ted Turner were special musical guest Alison Krauss, the 26-time Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter; Gala Co-Chairs Laura Turner Seydel and Elizabeth Dupree Lynch at one of Atlanta’s most spectacular eco benefits ever held. The Captain Planet Foundation was founded by Ted Turner with the goal of educating young people about environmental issues, and to encourage them to discover solutions to the many challenges facing our ocean planet. Nurturing the next generation of environmental stewards is a goal that Turner has always taken very seriously. His children told CNN News that for as long as they can remember, their father has been an exemplary model, even stopping along the roadside to pick up trash.
Grand prize winner, Tommy Whiteley of Fairfield Country Day School in Fairfield, Connecticut recently won a nationwide contest for his idea to put artificial ice floes in the ocean to help polar bears cope with global warming. …