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…)
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…)
Join me next Monday, October 22, for the 8th Annual Atlanta Eco-Fashion & Accessories Fall Trunk Show! I will be co-hosting the event this year with Kevin Knaus, Trend Forecaster, Retail Advisor and Professor of Fashion Marketing and Management SCAD Atlanta. (more…)
This past Saturday night, I attended the 22nd Annual Environmental Media Awards! The episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta we did with Captain Planet was one of three nominations for the Reality Television category. Unfortunately, we didn’t win, but National Geographic’s amazing reality show Superfish: Bluefin Tuna took home the award.
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My dear friend and eco-hero, Ovie Mughelli was released by the Atlanta Falcons earlier this year. He will now begin a new chapter of his life with his wonderful wife Masika and his two daughters.
Ovie Mughelli was dubbed the greenest NFL player, and the second overall professional athlete behind race car driver Leilani Munter (and ahead of Lance Armstrong). Ovie quickly became one of my best friends after first meeting him at an Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper River Revival event. It was only his second day in Atlanta as he was heading to his first training camp as an Atlanta Falcon. (more…)
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.
Recently, one of my heroes, Andrew Young, celebrated his 80th birthday. I was fortunate enough to be in attendance at his birthday celebration, and it was truly a night to remember. The night was a once in a lifetime chance to be surrounded by so many people that I respect and admire. (more…)
This past March, Rutherford and I hosted an event with friends and family for our good friend, Dr. Hyman. His new book, The Blood Sugar Solution, is a #1 New York Times Bestseller! (more…)
Next month I will be attending the 100th Anniversary Green Gala for the Girl Scouts. The Girl Scout mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. According to their website there are 3.2 million Girl Scouts today, and more than 50 million American women who enjoyed Girl Scouting during their childhood. Until recently, I was a Girl Scout troop leader for my daughter’s troop. (more…)
This week I joined the Board of Councilors for the Carter Center. The Carters have long been close friends of my family. It was a huge honor to be asked and I am really looking forward to my involvement with the Carter Center. They do amazing, amazing work worldwide! (more…)