This article is published in partnership with: MCAD

Twenty years ago, the greatest environmental superhero of all time hung up his red undies and retired.

For the better part of a decade, Captain Planet flew across our TV screens, conquering eco-villains and teaching kids that good trumps evil, teenagers can save the world, and that mullets aren’t so bad.

And then, just like that, he was gone.

Since then, those impressionable young millennials have grown into hardened 20-somethings who now realize that a) no one can pull off that mullet (not even you, Don Cheadle), b) climate change is happening, and we’re not doing enough to stop it, and c) Gaia, spirit of the earth, is not going to descend with a fistful of magical rings for so-called Planeteers to use to control the elements and, with their powers combined, summon a chiseled blue paragon of environmental protection.