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25th Anniversary Benefit Gala

Ian Somerhalder and wife Nikki Reed, both of “The Vampire Diaries” fame, were among the stars on the “green carpet” Friday night, at the annual Captain Planet Foundation gala. The enviro-friendly gala held at the InterContinental Buckhead celebrated the foundation’s 25th anniversary, and raised money for environmental and educational projects.

Among the evening’s highlights: this happy moment when Somerhalder, who received the Superhero for Earth award, learned he’d be setting next to media mogul and environmentalist Ted Turner.

Featured clockwise [from top left to bottom right]: Jane Fonda, Ambassador Andrew Young, and Ted Turner; Nikki Reed and Gala Honoree Ian Somerhalder; CPF Board Chair Laura Turner Seydel, Gala Co-Chairs Rebecca & Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Gala Co-Chairs Meg & Jeff Arnold, Rory Lee, and Gala Co-Chairs Cara Isdell Lee & Zak Lee; CeeLo Green; Gala Master of Ceremonies Jesse Itzler; National Geographic’s Costas Christ and Gala Honoree Hannah Testa; Zac & Shelly Brown; Gala Honoree Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Rory Lee, and Gala Co-Chairs Cara Isdell Lee & Zak Lee; Tony Juniper Accepted Award on behalf of HRH Prince Charles of Wales and Gala Co-Chairs Meg & Jeff Arnold; Planeteers; Gala Honoree Dr. E.O. Wilson, John R. Seydel, and CPF Board Chair Laura Turner Seydel; Sara Blakely