I was in high school when we had the first Earth Day in April 1970. It heightened my awareness of problems caused by mismanagement of nature, pollution, and other issues affecting our eco-systems. That year, our English literature class read Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. The next year, I participated in a summer environmental internship program.
The year after that, I entered an essay contest where the topic was, “Is environmental pollution a problem in our communities, and why?” (Keep in mind, this was 45 years ago, and such questions about pollution and solutions were still under debate back then.) My essay won a scholarship that covered a full year’s college tuition, and at one point, I strongly considered a degree program in urban planning, but ended up going in other directions with my studies. But I never lost my interest in ecological systems and issues.
When Captain Planet was launched in 1990/1991, I was intrigued to see how it might inspire next generations to be concerned for environmental sustainability. In the late 1990s, I started collecting various Captain Planet items, focusing on press kits and official promotional materials because I was mostly interested in the thinking behind the TV series and how toys, games, media, and other items would be used to engage kids in eco-learning activities. If I happen to break into singing the Captain Planet theme song in a mixed-generation group, people of a certain age are likely to sing along, as this series was a formative part of their mindset on ecology.
I created this fansite in 2016 as a reference for the Captain Planet series, and related press information and licensed products. This is a static site – I am not actively blogging here, and will only be updating the pages when I obtain additional information or images to fill in the gaps.
I apologize that I am not able to respond to requests for information or price suggestions for buying/selling Captain Planet items.
Meanwhile, thanks for checking out this site, and I hope you find something of interest!
~ “brad/futuristguy” (Brad Sargent)
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This website is another in the series of media systems analysis I created to go with my Opal Design Systems curriculum on cultural interpretation, collaborative teamwork, and organizational development. (To access my other sites, see the blogroll in the sidebar.)