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Forces of Nature, Volume 2
Forces of Nature, Volume 2
Forces of Nature, Volume 2
Item#: FOR-891
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Running Time: 51 minutes
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Grades 6-Adult
The Brower Youth Awards

 

"They are the green generation. Young people who are doing incredible things to safeguard the environment."
– ABC News, San Francisco

"In an age where nature deficit disorder is a growing problem (albeit not a verified medical condition) among America’s youth, it’s refreshing to hear about young people leading the charge for environmental awareness and action."
-Rafael Otto, Terrain.org

"The awards bring a tear to the eye and hope for the future. Nothing is more inspiring than young people who believe in themselves, are fearless, and won't take "no" for an answer."
-Joseph Connelly, Veg News Press Pass

"You don't have to look any farther than your own community to find youth engaged in inspiring and effective campaigns and projects to help create a better world. And more organizations are starting to recognize and reward the terrific work that young people are doing. Each year the Brower Youth Awards honor young people, ages 13 to 22, "living in North America who have shown outstanding leadership on a project or campaign with positive environmental and social impact.""
-Marsha, Humane Connection

 

 

 

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Forces of Nature, Volume 2, profiles the inspirational grassroots work of 12 young people recognized with the nation's top youth environmental prize - the Brower Youth Awards. Named after famed environmentalist David Brower, the awards recognize people ages 13 to 22 in North America who have shown outstanding leadership on a project or campaign with positive environmental and social impact.

Forces of Nature, Volume 2, is a beautiful examination of service work. Teachers who promote service learning and community engagement will find this an inspirational tool with their classes. The awardees are charismatic young heroes for planet Earth, whose stories, struggles, and victories inspire people of all ages.

Among those profiled in short 4-5 minute segments are diverse and talented young people:

2010:

-Freya Chay, 15, Kenai, AK
Changed her states energy policy...

-Marcus Grignon, 21, Keshena, WI
Created a program to boost ecological consciousness in his Native American nation...

-De’Anthony Jones, 18, San Francisco, CA
Connected social justice and global climate change at the forefront of education...

-Ana Elisa Peréz-Quintero, 20, San Juan, PR
Started a youth-led non-profit organization dedicated to developing a culture of eco-citizenry through environmental groups in schools..

-Varsha Vijay, 22, Coralville, IA
Combated oil extraction and deforestation in the Amazon...

-Misra Walker, 18, Bronx, NY
Lobbied the New York transit authority (MTA) for a bus route to be extended to include stops at Barretto Point Park, one of the few greens space in a heavily industrialized area...

2011:

-Kyle Thiermann, 21, Santa Cruz, CA
Urged people to make small adjustments in their daily actions to help save the environment through his five-part video series...

-Victor Davila 17, Bronx, NY
Created a series of summer workshops that combine environmental and health education with skateboarding...

-Rhiannon Tomtishen & Madison Vorva, 15 and 16, Ann Arbor, MI
Started a campaign to get the Girl Scouts to replace palm oil, in their Girl Scout Cookies, with a more eco-friendly oil...

-Tania Pulido, 21, Richmond, CA
Runs a community garden where local youth can take summer apprenticeships and learn about issues like climate change and environmental racism...

-Alexander Epstein, 20, Philadelphia, PA
Co-founded a network of New York City high school students mobilizing around the parallel struggles of New Orleans and their own communities...

-Junior Walk, 21, Whitesville, WV
Travels across the nation educating people about the long-term environmental, health and community degradation caused by coal mining...