Forces of Nature, Volumes 1 & 2

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Forces of Nature, Volume 1 & 2, profile the inspirational grassroots work of 24 young people recognized with the nation’s top youth environmental prize – the Brower Youth Awards.

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forces-of-nature-setForces of Nature, Volume 1 & 2, profile the inspirational grassroots work of 24 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.
Among those profiled in short 4-5 minute segments are diverse and talented young people who are:
– Transforming the food and eating practices at universities across California.
– Launching a company that focuses on energy efficiency projects led by community members.
– Training hundreds of young people to become climate champions.
– Launching a non-profit to create a migratory corridor in the Costa Rican rainforest.
– Educating a community about the dangers of living near dirty coal-fired power plants.
– Changed her states energy policy…
– Created a program to boost ecological consciousness in his Native American nation…
– Connected social justice and global climate change at the forefront of education…
– Started a youth-led non-profit organization dedicated to developing a culture of eco-citizenry through environmental groups in schools..
– Combated oil extraction and deforestation in the Amazon…
– 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…
– Urged people to make small adjustments in their daily actions to help save the environment through his five-part video series…
– Created a series of summer workshops that combine environmental and health education with skateboarding…
– Started a campaign to get the Girl Scouts to replace palm oil, in their Girl Scout Cookies, with a more eco-friendly oil…
– Runs a community garden where local youth can take summer apprenticeships and learn about issues like climate change and environmental racism…
– Co-founded a network of New York City high school students mobilizing around the parallel struggles of New Orleans and their own communities
-Travels across the nation educating people about the long-term environmental, health and community degradation caused by coal mining…
Running Time: 76 minutes
2 Disc Set
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Grades 6-Adult
Brower Youth Awards

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