Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. The name and concept of Earth Day was allegedly pioneered by John McConnell in 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco.
Earth Day is coming soon on April 22, 2012. Celebrate our love of the Earth in a totally sweet Captain Planet and the Planeteers shirt by KaptainMyke! Check out our cool new retro designs this month.
But KaptainMyke, who is Captain Planet? It is an American cartoon in the nineties from 1990-1996. Gaia, the spirit of the Earth, is awakened from a long sleep by Hoggish Greedly, who happens to be drilling above her resting chamber. Realizing that the damage is extensive, Gaia sends five magic rings, four with the power to control an element of nature and one controlling the element of Heart, to five chosen youths across the globe: Kwame from Africa, Wheeler from North America, Linka from the Soviet Union (changed to Eastern Europe after the Soviet Union’s collapse), Gi from Asia, and Ma-Ti from South America.