Accra, 27th January, 2012: The Ghana Planeteer Movement, the local chapter of the Captain Planet Foundation, will host two top US environmentalists Laura Seydel-Turner, Chairperson of the Captain Planet Foundation, and Barbara Pyle, founder of the foundation. They would participate in a series of activities scheduled from the 1st to the 5th of February.
While in Ghana on their five-day visit, Laura Turner and Barbara Pyle will pay a courtesy call on the U.S Ambassador to Ghana, the Minister of Environment, as well as the Mayor of Accra and some environmental institutions, together with members of the Planeteer Movement of Ghana.
Timothy Karikari, President of the Ghana Planeteer Movement notes that Laura and Barbara’s visit is a boost for the group. “Having our founder and chairperson visit us is a motivation to our relatively young movement to do much more. We would have the opportunity to interact with them and learn a lot to improve our approach towards environmental advocacy and action in Ghana”, he said.
Launched in October 2010 by Laura Turner-Seydel, together with Edward Boateng, Executive Chairman of Global Media Alliance and Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, Omanhene of the Akyem Abuakwa State, the Planeteer Movement of Ghana have been active advocates in environmental issues, putting thought and word to action and embarking on series of educational campaigns in schools as well as hands-on clean up exercises.
Laura Seydel-Turner, daughter of Ted Turner, founder of CNN is the winner of several environmental and humanitarian awards including the League of Conservation Voters Environmental Hero Award, and the Healthy Child Healthy World’s 2010 Mom on a Mission for Service Award. Barbara Pyle is co-creator of the award-winning 1990s animation series, Captain Planet, founder of the Captain Planet Foundation and lately, the environmental movement The Planeteers.
Rotary Club of Accra Airport: The Rotary Club of Accra Airport was chartered in 2000, hence our name the Millennium Club. The club currently comprises 50 members from a varied professional background. Seventeen (17) of our members are female. Our club has 35 Paul Harris Fellows.
The Club has chartered one Rotaract Club – The Rotaract Club of Central University. The club has sponsored 7 students for RYLA, sponsored one ambassadorial scholar to the USA and counselled several ambassadorial scholars in Ghana. We have undertaken a lot of projects which have impacted on innumerable communities.
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