Planeteers

In: Social Issues

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Jessica V. 04/12/2013 ENV 105 section# 22641

Captain Planet seeks Planeteers with real super hero powers
In the early 90s, the animated environmentalist television program Captain Planet and the Planeteers gained worldwide popularity; the show immediately grabs your attention from the opening theme.
“Our world is in peril; Gaia, the spirit of the Earth, can no longer stand the terrible destruction plaguing our planet. She sends magic five rings to 5 special young people” (A Hero for Earth. Captain Planet and the Planeteers. TBS. 15 September 1990. Television.)
In 2013 those 5 special young people sold the rings on EBay to pay off student loans and credit card debt. In society’s attempt to solve the ecological crisis in the 21st century, people living and breathing on this planet must contribute to making environmentally conscious sacrifices to ensure that there will be a planet Earth tomorrow. What we have done throughout the past has contributed to the erosion and deterioration of our ecosystem today. In order for a system of environmental policy to be enforced, the policy itself needs to be backed by governments. Unfortunately, a large number of corporations and businesses that contribute to the crimes against nature directly stimulate the economy and in addition act as huge sponsors in political campaigning. With each solution for every environmental issue, whether it is clean energy or animal cruelty, money plays a significant role. In order for change, media outlets, corporations, and politicians must utilize their power in order for society to become more environmentally responsible. The media directly influences society in the way we think and adds pressure to modify certain behaviors. Namely, one movie about the life-threatening effects to the human body after eating McDonald’s for one month grossed over $30 million at the…...

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