“There are so many issues facing our world-from environmental to personal health-and it is important that each of us pledge to do all in our power to live responsibly and considerably. We have a responsibility to future generations to take care of this planet.”

Seydels: Businesses gain from going green

Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle

Rutherford Seydel, partner at law firm Davis, Pickren, Seydel & Sneed LLP, and Laura Turner Seydel, chairperson of the Captain Planet Foundation, spend the majority of their waking hours working to make the world a healthier place for future generations, including their three children. Their creative eco-efforts begin at their home, EcoManor, the first LEED-certified Gold residence in the Southeast, and extend out into the business world and various community involvements.

Q: What are some creative ways business people can incorporate sustainability in their business? (more…)

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Curbing Carbon Pollution

We all understand that cleaner, healthier air is better for us. No one knows that better than Starr Braswell, a young mother from Douglasville. Her 2-year-old son suffers from severe asthma, has visited the emergency room more than 60 times and has been hospitalized 13 times.


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Let Freedom Ring: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of MLK’s I Have A Dream

MLK 50

August, 28, 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic ‘I Have A Dream’ speech. In addition, 2013 is also the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

There will be a number of events from August 22 – 28th to commemorate this incredibly historic moment in time. Most importantly, there will be a March on Washington Saturday, August 24. This will be a reenactment of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington culminating in his historic ‘I Have A Dream’ speech.

Ten people spoke that day with Martin Luther King. (more…)

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{Read It} Last Stand: Ted Turner’s Quest to Save a Troubled Planet

There’s a new book coming out about my dad, Last Stand: Ted Turner’s Quest to Save a Troubled Planet, written by Todd Wilkinson. Anyone that knows me, knows what a huge influence my father has been on me and what an environmentalist icon he is to the world. (more…)

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What a Green 2013 Means for the Planet

On Dec. 7, Former President Jimmy Carter and Sir Richard Branson were among the guests honored for their work as exemplary stewards of the environment at the 22nd annual Captain Planet Foundation Gala in Atlanta. (more…)

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Don’t Miss “Foul Water Fiery Serpent” On PBS This Month!

“Foul Water Fiery Serpent,” a documentary feature film that follows dedicated health workers — including  Carter Center staff and national health partners, as well as former U.S. President Jimmy Carter — engaged in a final battle to eradicate Guinea worm disease in Africa, will air on American Public Television stations nationwide beginning April 1. This film can be painful to watch in some parts but it chronicles a vital program that is near and dear to President Carter and has made huge strides towards eradication. (more…)

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The Girl Who Silenced The World

In 5 minutes this young girl sums up our environmental crisis. (more…)

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Women Count

The opening of City of Joy brought a delegation of more than 80 people from around the world to Bukavu, including media to help tell these inspiring women's stories. Photo Credit: Paula Allen for V-Day

According to the United States Census Bureau, each day 361,481 babies are born around the world. This past fall, one of those 361,481 babies bumped the world’s population to 7 billion.

When I was born 50 years ago the world’s population was 2 billion. At the time, my dad, Ted Turner, was shocked that in his 30 years of life the population had grown by 1 billion. A half-century later the disbelief continues with the addition of 5 billion people. (more…)

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I’ve Joined the EcoWatch Advisory Board!

I am so pleased to announce I have joined the EcoWatch advisory board! If you’ve never checked out their website it is a must-read!

As a board member, I will support EcoWatch’s efforts to unite the voices of the grassroots environmental movement, as well as contribute to the group’s Insights column. This column features original content from advisory board members and environmental thought leaders, including Wendy Abrams, Ed Begley, Jr., Lester Brown, Laurie David, Paul Hawken, Randy Hayes, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Phil Radford and Harvey Wasserman. (more…)

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