Turner Foundation, Inc.
The Turner Foundation, Inc. (TFI) is a private, family foundation started by Ted Turner in 1990 that supports efforts for improving air and water quality, developing a sustainable energy future to protect our climate, safeguarding environmental health, maintaining wildlife habitat protection, and developing practices and policies to curb population growth rates. Beau Turner and his four siblings serve as members of TFI’s Board of Directors.
Turner Endangered Species Fund
The Turner Endangered Species Fund (TESF) was established in June 1997 by Ted Turner and his family to conserve biodiversity by ensuring the persistence of imperiled species and their habitats. TESF concentrates its efforts on carnivores, grasslands, plant-pollinator complexes, and species that historically inhabited properties owned by Mr. Turner. Beau Turner serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for TESF.
Captain Planet Foundation
The Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) was created in August 1990 by Ted Turner to fund and support hands-on, environmental projects for children and youth. The foundation’s 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. Beau Turner serves on CPF’s Board of Directors and his sister, Laura Turner Seydel, is the foundation’s chairperson.
United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation (UNF), a public charity, was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support United Nations causes and activities. UNF is an advocate for the United Nations and a platform for connecting people, ideas and resources to help the United Nations solve global problems.
Nuclear Threat Initiative
Ted Turner and former Senator Sam Nunn launched the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) in 2001. NTI is a non-profit organization that works to strengthen global security by reducing the risk of use and preventing the spread of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. NTI's focus is on leverage – combining its influential voice with direct action projects to catalyze greater, more effective action by governments and international organizations.
Water War: The South’s Deadly Duel between Drought, Development, and Disaster tells the story of the 20-year conflict over water use between Alabama, Florida and Georgia. It examines the economic, political, and ecological implications for a once water-rich region as drought and global climate change become an everyday reality. Most of us turn on our taps and flush our toilets with little thought about where the water comes from or where it goes.
Ecosense For Living
Richard Louv ( Last Child in the Woods) pinpoints how we came to be a nation separated from the natural world and how we can reverse it. Psychologist Dr. David Busch uses nature therapy to help kids with ADD and ADHD. Then see how urban communities reconnect kids to nature through gardening, beekeeping, and creating safe untamed places where kids can still run wild. Find out how you can reconnect kids to their natural roots in your part of the world.
South Carolina Maritime Foundation
The South Carolina Maritime Foundation owns and operates the Spirit of South Carolina tall ship. The Foundation's mission is to create opportunities for life-changing experiences resulting in leaders for tomorrow's communities. Since its first season of programming in 2007, nearly 6,000 students have been served. With the support of local partnerships, the South Carolina Maritime Foundation is able to generate funds to keep these exceptional programs in place. Visit www.scmaritime.org for more information.
Peace Parks Foundation
The establishment and development of peace parks is a dynamic, exciting and multi-faceted approach to jointly manage natural resources across political boundaries. It is an exemplary process of partnerships between governments and the private sector - an African success story that will ensure peace, prosperity and stability for generations to come.
Peace parks are about co-existence between humans and nature, about promoting regional peace and stability, conserving biodiversity and stimulating job creation by developing nature conservation as a land-use option.
To find out more about the Peace Parks Foundation visit: http://www.peaceparks.org