Blast off with Captain Planet Gala 2

The Captain Planet Foundation is gearing up for the Southeast’s largest eco-benefit, the 2017 Benefit Gala. Co-chaired by Cara Isdell Lee of Buckhead, Kiki Goshay, and Susan van Liere, the event will be held at the InterContinental Hotel Buckhead on December 8. Each year, the Foundation celebrates today’s environmental champions and the programs that empower heroes of tomorrow.

This year’s honorees are nothing short of spectacular. Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo (currently filming for his role as Bruce Banner/The Hulk in “Avengers: Infinity War” in Atlanta) will receive the Superhero for Earth Award for his dedication to renewable energy transformation. Joel Sartore, photographer, conservationist, and founder of National Geographic’s Photo Ark (JoelSartore.com/photo-ark), will receive the Exemplar Award for his tireless commitment to documenting the world’s most endangered species before they disappear. Youth indigenous activist and actor/singer/songwriter Ta’Kaiya Blaney will be honored with the Young Superhero for Earth Award.

Guests will mingle with local, national and international celebrities, chat up conservation and endangered species rock stars, shop one-of-a kind global adventures and eco-conscious auction items, and enjoy premium new age cocktails and a locally-sourced dinner featuring bison from Ted Turner’s own ranches!

Since 1991, the Foundation has been funding hands-on, youth-led environmental, habitat, garden and community improvement projects across the United States and internationally. The Gala continues to make an impact on tens of thousands of children, and the Foundation is proud to share the news that Project Learning Garden [PLG] is expanding into two more markets: Los Angeles (opening 25 PLG schools) through partnerships with the Los Angeles Unified School District, Dole Packaged Foods, and Cox Communications; and London (opening 40 PLG schools) through partnerships with Seeds of Change and Garden Organic.

Past Gala awardees include HRH Prince Charles of Wales, Jane Goodall, Sir Richard Branson, Erin Brockovich, President Jimmy Carter and more. The Gala continues to make an impact on thousands of children, and the Foundation is proud to share two new markets: Los Angeles, with the Los Angeles United School District, and London, through a partnership with Seeds for Change and Garden Organics, opening 40 Project Learning Garden schools.

The 2017 Premiere sponsors include Delta Airlines and the Isdell Family Foundation. Presenting sponsors are Davis, Pickren, Seydel & Sneed; Jane Smith Turner Foundation; Turner Broadcasting System; and Turner Foundation, Inc. Sustaining Partners are Dole Packaged Foods, LLC; The Coca-Cola Company; The Walt Disney Studios; Novelis; Drummond; Eventologie; Great Range Bison; Level Growth, LLC; Ray C. Anderson Foundation; and Voya Financial.

For more information on tickets visit CaptainPlanetFoundation.org/benefit-gala.