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…)
My dad recently wrote an op-ed for CNN on the Keystone pipeline. The Keystone XL pipeline takes on a special significance to our family because of the proposed pipeline’s proximity to our land. This is an absolute must read that breaks down the environmental issues behind stopping the Keystone XL pipeline.
One of the most remarkable effects of my dad’s Captain Planet series has been it’s global reach. The cartoon series was designed to appeal to children of all colors, faiths and experiences. Captain Planet became a hit in the country of Ghana, and today the Ghana Planeteers is one of the most active Planeteer groups in the world. I traveled to Ghana last week to speak to the Rotary Club of Accra Airport as they launch their foundation to raise money for community service projects and to support the Ghana Planeteer movement.
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just released its most recent waste and recycling facts and figures, and reported that in 2010 Americans generated about 250 million tons of waste. Break it down and that means you personally throw away 4.43 pounds of refuse each day. However, of that 250 million tons of waste, we recycled 85 million tons, for a national recycling rate of 34 percent. (more…)