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Captain Planet turns 20 with Laura Turner Seydel

The Captain Planet Foundation is turning 20 years old this year. Join us as we discuss the mission of the Captain Planet Foundation which is to fund and support hands-on, environmental projects for children and youths. Their objective is to encourage innovative programs that empower children and youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities. Through environmental education, the Captain Planet Foundation believes that children can achieve a better understanding and appreciation for the world in which they live.

 

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The Greening of Business with Martin Melaver

Martin Melaver is a principal and founder of Melaver McIntosh. From 1992 – 2009, Martin served as CEO of Melaver, Inc., a real estate business devoted solely to sustainable principles and practices. Martin received a BA from Amherst College. He holds a Masters and PhD from Harvard University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern. He is a past Fulbright scholar to Tel Aviv University, a recipient of a Mellon fellowship to Jesus College, Cambridge University, and a Lady Davis Fellowship to Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is the author of Living Above the Store and The Green Building Bottom Line. He has been a featured/keynote speaker at numerous conferences

and guest lecturer at Harvard, Dartmouth, and other academic institutions. Martin as well as his former company have been the recipient of several dozen local, regional and national awards for work in the area of sustainable real estate, including the prestigious Argon award for visionary leadership of the environment. Martin is the immediate past board chair of the Georgia Conservancy, is on the national board of COEJL, on the Board of Councilors of the Carter Center, and is a board member of the Ossabaw Island Foundation and the Savannah Country Day School. Melaver McIntosh is a development-consulting company focused on sustainability planning, designing, and building to revitalize our urban-core communities.

 

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Sustainable Communities with K.C. Boyce of ICLEI

As Deputy Executive Director, Membership & Regional Impact, Kenneth "K.C." Boyce oversees ICLEI’s seven regional offices responsible for facilitating ICLEI’s local government membership network. Prior to joining ICLEI, K.C. was a Senior Project Manager for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the largest sustainable urban redevelopment project in the country. K.C. has a consulting background, having started and grown a consulting firm that facilitated public-private partnerships. His consulting work also included strategic marketing, training strategy, business plan development, and non-profit Social Return on Investment frameworks.

 

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