NEWS BRIEF: Jane Fonda, Bill Nye honored for environmental work

People have the planet power

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Bill Nye The Science Guy

A gala in Buckhead Saturday night celebrated the environmental sustainability work of actor Jane Fonda, broadcaster Bill Nye (“The Science Guy”) and White House advisor Jerome Foster while raising more than $750,000 to support the Captain Planet Foundation, host of the event.

Fonda, an Oscar winner and former Atlanta resident, said, “Captain Planet’s slogan is ‘The Power is Yours’, but the one that I like the most is ‘By Your Powers Combined’ because of the climate crisis. We have to act together.” Previous award recipients at Captain Planet galas have included Dr. Jane Goodall, President Jimmy Carter, Virgin’s Richard Branson, Ludacris, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.