Reconciling environmentalism and modern living: the struggles of a suburban tree-hugger.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
"We're the planeteers-- you can be one too, 'cause saving our planet is the thing to do!"
And now for something a little more upbeat...
Captain Planet was one of my favourite cartoons as a child. What a fabulous way to teach young kids about the environment-- slip it into the Saturday cartoon roster! Promoting teamwork and multiculturalism, and with a voice cast including Whoopi Goldberg, Meg Ryan, Martin Sheen, Tim Curry and Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton, it was certainly a high quality show.
As a kid, I always wanted to be Linka (the blonde).
I'm completely ignorant when it comes to current children's cartoons. I wonder if they put out any similar social/environmental responsibility-themed shows these days. If anyone knows, please share! Also feel free to list some of your favourite childhood cartoons-- that's always fun.
Sandy is a writer, stage manager, tree-hugger, cat lady and history junkie from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She is currently teaching herself the art of Victorian hairwork and shares creepy artefacts on Instagram at @corporealcurios.