Brower Youth Awards 2012

Who’s responsible for some of North America’s most creative environmental victories, such as saving over 89,000 of gallons of water, campaigning for food justice and educating thousands elementary school students about sustainability? Young people who have yet to celebrate their 23rd birthdays!

Brower Youth Awards 2012

Emmy Award Nomination 2013-2014
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences,
San Francisco Chapter
Public/Current/Community Affairs Program category

FULL_PROGRAM_WIDGET_180Who’s responsible for some of North America’s most creative environmental victories, such as saving over 89,000 of gallons of water, campaigning for food justice and educating thousands elementary school students about sustainability? Young people who have yet to celebrate their 23rd birthdays! Get to know the young winners of the 2012 Brower Youth Awards, and learn about their many inspiring accomplishments!

The 2012 Brower Youth Award prize recipients include:

Asa Needle, 16, of Massachusetts, for leading Toxic Soil Busters, a youth-run cooperative that does lead-soil remediation, sustainable urban landscaping, and public outreach

Brittany Stallworth, 21, of Maryland, for campaigning and educating for food and environmental justice

Jacob Glass, 21, of Connecticut, for supporting a movement to protect the Scotchmann Peaks from commercial development through his documentary “En Plein Air”

Martin Figueroa, 21, of California, for driving a campus-wide movement to save water

Maya Salsedo, 19, of California, for promoting food justice through the Youth Food Bill of Rights

Ryland King, 22, of California, for organizing hundreds of college students to teach thousands of first and second-graders about sustainability through his organization Environmental Education for the Next Generation (EENG).

CREDITS
A Rikshaw Films production in association with Earth Island Institute’s Brower Youth Awards

ABOUT THE PRODUCER

FILMMAKER CONTACT
Earth Island Institute’s New Leaders Initiative: http://www.broweryouthawards.org/

MAJOR FUNDERS
VISA, Klean Kanteen, CLIF Bar, Southwest Airlines, Heart of Green, Fred Gellert Family Foundation, Interface, Salesforce Foundation, Earthbound Farm, Magnanimus Wines

PURCHASE FILM
Green Planet Films

Find Out More:
Find out more about the Brower Youth Award winners and their causes:David Brower was a pioneering leader in the evolution of the 20th century environmental movement. Time after time in a career that evolved over more than 60 years, until his death in 2000, he saw the need for expanding what people thought of as environmental, to meet the needs of an evolving, fair, sustainable society. A key part of Brower’s vision for action was his mentorship of younger emerging leaders. Earth Island Institute www.earthisland.org founded its Brower Youth Awards program to celebrate the spirit of Brower’s mentoring, and it has expanded its New Leaders Initiative to provide other opportunities for young people finding their way in working for the planet’s agenda.In his sixty-plus years of activism, nothing gave David Brower greater joy than see the success of the many young leaders he mentored, among them Dave Foreman, Amory Lovins and Julia Butterfly Hill. “My secret,” Dave said, “is to surround myself with bright, young people, stand back, then wallow in their accomplishments.” Click here to find out more about Dave.

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