Captain Planet received some high honors during Earth week. TrendHunter, the leading trend-spotting website, compiled a list of their favorite "Awesome Green Innovations" for 2009. 

Our green mullet-wearing superhero beat out the following contenders to get to #4:

10. Trash Couture

9. GM Puma 2-wheeler

8. White House organic garden

7. Veranda snap-on solar panels

6. Recycled bottle boat

5. Wind-powered speedster

The top 3 innovations were..

3. Speedfit "mobile treadmill" 

2. Vancouver green Olympic architecture

1. Earth Hour

Watch the whole video...at the end there is one of the coolest synchronized light shows using hundreds of Hondas headlights.

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"Captain Planet" is an animated series created by Ted Turner in the 1990s. MNN.com is the primary source for "Captain Planet" episodes on the Web. 

Captain Planet is a superhero whose powers are implemented by a team of five Planeteers (as well as himself), each of whom helps combat environmental catastrophes like pollution, animal poaching, water scarcity and more. Each episode of "Captain Planet" involves the captain and his planeteers tackling different dilemmas and nefarious eco-villains.

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