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Georgia Aquarium hosts Captain Planet Foundation Gala

Atlanta, Georgia

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. …

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Ted Turner, bison, wolves & Ocean Elders

It was a wonderfully productive weekend with Ted Turner on his spectacularly unspoiled ranch in Montana. Ted has played a major role in saving bison from extinction and reintroducing wolves into North America.
Ted knows how to howl like a wolf and did so (under the full moon of course.) And the 22 wolves on Ted’s ranch howled back! 
Ted once won the America’s Cup and created CNN. He is now a champion for the environment and good causes. Ted, along with Sylvia Earle is also an Ocean Elder and we spent much of the weekend preparing for the first Ocean Elders meeting.
What should the priorities be? Stopping fishermen from dragging the bottom of our oceans? Creating marine parks over 20% of our oceans?…

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Ted Turner, Dr. Sylvia Earle and Sir Richard Branson Unite to Form Ocean Elders

ASPEN, Colo., Aug. 25
PR Newswire
The independent group of global leaders aims to put ocean conservation at the forefront of the global agenda. Ted Turner, Dr. Sylvia Earle and Sir Richard Branson have joined together to help launch OceanElders to help put ocean conservation at the forefront of the global agenda. The newly formed non-profit organization brings together global leaders to use their wide range of experience and influence, supported by science and data, to pursue the protection of the ocean’s habitat and wildlife.
Joining Mr. Turner, Dr. Earle and Sir Richard Branson as founding Ocean Elders are Jackson Browne, Dr. Rita Colwell, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Graeme Kelleher, Sven Linblad, Captain Don Walsh and Neil Young.
“I have a great love for the oceans and I believe that we need a plan to save them,” said Mr.…

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