Rocket21 & Captain Planet Foundation Launch Environmental Contest for Youth; Winning Students will Attend ECO-Celebration Honoring President Jimmy Carter & Sir Richard Branson
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, November 17, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Rocket21 (the new social network where kids explore amazing possibilities for their lives and futures) and the Captain Planet Foundation (supporting hands-on environmental projects for children and youth) today announced a contest to increase awareness of green careers and sustainable lifestyle choices among GenerationZ youth.
The promotion is a part of Rocket21's Dream Here Dream Big Series - and four passionate students will win an unforgettable evening.
"Rocket21 is about supporting all kids' dreams, every single day. But we are also scanning the globe 24/7 for once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to inspire our members' imaginations and extend their passions. Our Dream Green promotion is one of those opportunities. The winner will remember this experience fifty years from now," said Rocket21 President and COO Jodell Seagrave. "Our partnership with Captain Planet Foundation brings direct access to world-class environmental experts to all our members, and this promotion is an exciting enhancement."
Hundreds of experts from hundreds of fields are participating as Rocket21 PROs. They include explorers, artists, ecologists, business executives, entertainers, scientists, engineers, nurses, doctors, educators, and more - people who do some of the amazing things kids dream of doing.
"When Ted Turner created Captain Planet twenty two years ago, he realized that our kids can either inherit a legacy of wastefulness or an action plan to save our planet. That kind of passion exactly mirrors the student membership of Rocket21. Our mission is to inspire, create and empower the environmental stewards of tomorrow and this is a great way to spread the word," said Leesa Carter, Executive Director, Captain Planet Foundation.
Rocket21 student members will have the opportunity to share their ideas for how to reduce air pollution, keep drinking water clean, help keep oceans and its habitat safe, conserve energy, or other ways to protect the planet. In an effort to connect kids' big ideas with personal responsibilities, they'll also be asked to share ways in which their daily activities contribute to conservation and stewardship of the planet. Taking into consideration the different ways in which kids express themselves, there are four ways to enter the contest - writing, art, photos, or videos.
Executives and board members from Captain Planet Foundation and Rocket21 will serve as judges. Four students (plus a parent) will attend the Captain Planet Benefit Gala in Atlanta. Click here for more details. Deadline for entries is November 25th.
Rocket21 provides unprecedented access to world-class experts and organizations while protecting them with a combination of state-of-the-art, real-time filtering and human moderation, extensive safety and security precautions, and a specialized infrastructure designed to keep kids safe.
About Captain Planet Foundation
Based on the critically-acclaimed cartoon series, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, the Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) was co-founded in 1991 by Ted Turner and Barbara Pyle. The mission of CPF is to give the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live. Our unique program of funding and supporting hands-on environmental projects is designed to encourage innovative initiatives that inspire and empower children and youth around the world as they work individually and collectively creating environmental solutions in their homes, schools and communities. For more information on the Foundation, call 404-522-4270 or visit www.captainplanetfdn.org.