In celebration of my dad turning 75, CNN will be airing their documentary Ted Turner: The Maverick Man – A Look at the Life and Journey of Ted Turner this Sunday the 17th at 7pm (EST). (more…)
I’d like to share with you part of an exclusive excerpt given to The Land Report from Todd Wilkinson’s new book on my father, Last Stand, Ted Turner’s Quest to Save a Troubled Planet. This is such a great book!
I flipped on my radio this morning on the way into town, and was surprised and delighted to hear a voice that I have gotten to know really well and love over the past 20 years. It was the unwavering voice of one of the most powerful, fact-driven conservationists in our city, state, region and even in our country. (more…)
As you’re acting on your New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget to include the basic lifestyle changes you can make to help the environment! Just think: you could recycle more at your home, make the switch to LED light bulbs, use less water, buy a more fuel efficient car, or even just have the kids put down the video games and go out into nature in 2013.
That might sound like a lot of work, but I promise it’s not, and even small things make a big difference. Here are four books that might give you a new perspective on challenges to our environment and get you motivated to take action. (more…)
I recently attended the launch of my friend and amazing photographer Roger Moenks’ new book, I Am Eco-Warrior, at the Ralph Lauren store in Lenox Square. I was very honored to be included in the book and to share my story about the Captain Planet Foundation. There are more than 50 people featured in the book, including Richard Branson, Sylvia Earle and Stella McCartney. Several of these environmental leaders, including my dad, joined me for a book signing. (more…)
This year’s Captain Planet Foundation Gala was an amazing success! I am so excited to announce that we raised over a million dollars! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who attended, as well as donated.
This year we had some really amazing guests and award recipients. Jimmy Carter, Richard Branson, Ted Turner and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson all participated on a panel, discussing a wide array of environmental topics. (more…)
I was very proud to be chosen by The Delta Mu Mu Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity this month for their 2012 Omega Citizen of the Year award. The fraternity runs an organization called the Black Rhinos Mentoring Program, where the men work with young students on public service initiatives based around environmental projects. I was thrilled to hear that the kids chose to plant trees in the inner city areas of Atlanta for their community project next year. My work with environmental youth mentoring programs is a great tie-in with their initiatives. I believe this is part of an important overall goal of bringing more diversity into the environmental movement.
It is my great honor to announce the launch of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, a culmination of several months of planning between Ray’s friends and family members. Ray Anderson was a close personal friend of mine who passed away August 8, 2011. He was a visionary and a leader in the world of sustainable business. He was the founder of Interface, and envisioned his carpet company as a model for the closed-loop, restorative enterprise of tomorrow. Together, his friends and family have breathed new life into his foundation as a memorial to a great man and to carry his legacy into the future.
I was recently in Portland, Maine helping to kick off a capital campaign for the Federation of State Conservation Voters conference. The money raised will go to help the state leagues build capacity, educate our citizens about important issues and the importance of voting for the environment, win elections for legislators that vote pro-environment and hold our legislators accountable for their votes. Also in attendance was the great Bill McKibben. I had the pleasure of having him speak at my house about 2 years ago. Bill McKibben is one of my heroes. He started and is leading a global warming movement on his website 350.org. (more…)
2011′s Captain Planet Foundation Benefit Gala was an enormous success. We raised over $855,000 for our children and the environment. The money raised will help fund Captain Planet Foundation’s mission, to support hands-on environmental projects which are designed to encourage innovative, game-changing initiatives that will inspire and empower the next generation of environmental stewards. (more…)