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Moving from fast fashion to sustainable fashion – and how you can help

When I was working in the apparel business, we used to have four main collections a year: winter, spring, summer and fall. Today, with “fast fashion,” clothing production has increased to produce cheaper clothes 52 weeks a year. The apparel industry is now the second-most polluting industry after big oil. People love to shop, and [...]

June 18th, 2019|Going Green, Take Action|Comments Off on Moving from fast fashion to sustainable fashion – and how you can help

Laura featured in Mission Magazine

As daughter to Ted Turner, being an activist for good and environmentally conscious is in Laura Turner Seydel's DNA. "I am passionate about the health, quality of life and future of our children." An introduction… I work to protect and restore the systems that support life on Earth for children and future generations — our [...]

April 24th, 2019|Climate Change|Comments Off on Laura featured in Mission Magazine

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

I have been a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta for several years. We have a guest speaker every week at our meetings. It is rare to have a standing ovation for a speaker, but that is exactly what happened when Katharine Wilkinson, Atlanta native and co-author of Drawdown (edited by Paul Hawken) recently [...]

March 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

Laura featured on PBS Show “The A List With Alison Lebovitz” on WTCI-TV Chattanooga

Alison Lebovitz talks with environmental advocate, eco-living expert, and Chairperson of the Captain Planet Foundation, Laura Turner Seydel.

January 15th, 2019|Videos|Comments Off on Laura featured on PBS Show “The A List With Alison Lebovitz” on WTCI-TV Chattanooga

Captain Planet Foundation Celebrates Annual Benefit Gala

The Captain Planet Foundation presented its annual Benefit Gala, one of the Southeast’s largest eco-benefits, on Dec. 7 at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. The charitable evening recognizes extraordinary environmental stewardship and change-making and raised $500,000 for the Foundation’s mission to support hands-on environmental projects and environmental learning strategies through grant giving and Foundation programs. [...]

December 20th, 2018|Events|Comments Off on Captain Planet Foundation Celebrates Annual Benefit Gala

Protecting our Children’s Health and Future

You don’t have to be a scientist to notice the weather is getting weirder and more extreme each year. Normal summer thunderstorms are more frequently turning into major flooding events, and this summer they caused landslides across the Appalachian Mountains. In August, extreme heat waves caused school start dates to be delayed in the Northeast [...]

December 10th, 2018|Climate Change, Take Action|Comments Off on Protecting our Children’s Health and Future

Atlanta: A Model for Health and Sustainability Programs

When you think about top-tier cities in sustainability, Seattle or Portland typically come to mind. But Atlanta is quickly moving up the list, thanks to innovative programs, city leadership and now being part of the 100 Resilient Cities in America Initiative through the Rockefeller Foundation grant. Twenty years ago, Atlanta was the opposite of a [...]

August 30th, 2018|Going Green, Take Action|Comments Off on Atlanta: A Model for Health and Sustainability Programs

Atlanta on a quest to hold 2020 Nobel peace summit

The Atlanta Business Chronicle ran a recent article about our efforts to bring in the 2020 Nobel peace summit to Atlanta. Ekaterina Zagladina, left, president of the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, with Laura Turner Seydel during a visit to Atlanta in February. By Maria Saporta – Contributing [...]

July 3rd, 2018|Events|Comments Off on Atlanta on a quest to hold 2020 Nobel peace summit

Challenge Yourself to Learn about Elephants

Absolute certainty on an issue can be a weakness. Our world is changing so fast that we must continuously examine our ideas and views and be willing to learn new information from unlikely sources to challenge our own experiences and assumptions. This isn’t easy. But for me, protecting our planet’s wildlife, lands, water and air [...]

June 19th, 2018|Take Action|Comments Off on Challenge Yourself to Learn about Elephants

The Nuclear Threat: Let’s Race to Elimination

I grew up during a time where we practiced “duck and cover” drills in school, anticipating a bomb scare. It’s hard to believe that we are reentering this scary period in human history. Regardless of where you fall politically, it’s pretty clear that the world is uneasy. While North Korea persists in its belligerence, the [...]

March 22nd, 2018|Take Action|Comments Off on The Nuclear Threat: Let’s Race to Elimination